The Magic Bullet To Combining Finances Successfully

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net I knew the minute I finished the sentence that someone would comment on it, and I was right.  In my post last week describing an afternoon at a food and wine event I mentioned that I bought two bottles of BBQ sauce, but not before checking in with […]

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3 Reasons To Never Borrow From Your 401k

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  • June 17, 2017
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Have you ever needed a large amount of money and dipped into your 401k to get it?  Maybe you wanted to put a down payment on a house, had an emergency, or some other reason you needed the money. If you did dip into your 401k, was it really worth it?   Taking Money From […]

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Build Your Budget Foundation

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The foundation of a couple being successful with their finances requires a clearly defined method of budgeting, and frequent, open, and honest communication between the two people involved. Do you have this foundation? Vonnie and I didn’t for the first thirteen years of our marriage. Our budget, and […]

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Debt Relief Firms: Why Use One and How to Pick a Good One

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  • June 17, 2017
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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you’re currently in debt and are considering working with a debt relief firm, you’re in good company. Many people just like you are turning to debt relief firms to help them create and follow a plan for freeing themselves from debt. But why would you opt to […]

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No Contract Cell Phone Plans Exposed! Are They Really Better?

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  • June 17, 2017
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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net No contract mobile phone plans have become all the rage as of late.  I even tried one through a blogging opportunity last year and was actually quite impressed.  Apparently, no contract providers have gotten the attention of the major carriers, as they have begun to offer no contract […]

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Why I Hate Credit Cards: Hotel Incidental Policy

I hate credit cards with a passion. The more I walk through life trying not to use them, the more I hate them. My family and I drove to Florida late last week, which gave me the opportunity to find yet another reason to despise them. No matter how much I want to pay with […]

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Review and Give Away: How Much Money Do I Need To Retire?

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  • June 17, 2017
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Retirement Planning While Sitting On a Beach The book had been sitting on my desk in my home office for months, staring at me in plain sight as a reminder that I needed to read it. Someday. I had received How Much Money Do I Need To Retire from the author, Todd Tresidder, at the […]

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Using Arcade Games to Teach My Daughter About Gambling

I am writing this as my daughter skates around the local roller rink. There was a time when she would bring $5 with her and blow it all on the arcade games. After many failed attempts to grab the stuffed animal or put the ball in the right slot I think she’s learned the value […]

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4 Ways To Make Money At Home

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net When I was in high school, I would boast that I was going to retire at age 26.  From that point on all I would do is go to my home office and say, “Buy!” or “Sell!” over the phone a few times each day.  I turned forty […]

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5 Personal Finances Blogs I Recommend to Our Customers

Serious about getting out of debt? Read these! In my role as Social Media Manager, I wind up conversing with all kinds of people looking for information about debt. Some of these folks have already enrolled in CareOne debt relief plans; some are just looking for resources to do it on their own. I like […]

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