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    Tomorrow. It’s a word that really shouldn’t enter our minds when it comes to today’s tasks. But alas, it does. It can be all-too-easy to say to ourselves: “I’ll just do it tomorrow, I don’t really have the time or energy to do it today.” Knowing How to Stop Procrastinating at work, or home has SO many advantages! But then tomorrow

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      Last week I wrote about why I refuse to rob my kids and there were some fantastic tips and comments.   In the comments there were a lot of people who talked about not paying their kids to do chores around the house because they are a part of the family. I do see what they are saying, but do disagree

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    We all need insurance on our cars and home, but how often do we consider the bill we are paying? Perhaps we get upset every time our auto insurance payment goes up, but homeowners insurance is often built into the escrow payment on our home, so we might not know exactly what it is. If you haven’t been actively managing

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      *** Updates – wow, since I posted this summary of the Affordable Care Act almost 3 months ago, quite a bit has changed.  Firstly, today is the “deadline” to sign up for health insurance if you don’t have it through your employer.  Note that I put deadline in quotes… why?  Because the March 31 deadline has been extended, sort

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    Is it possible to Survive… even THRIVE in an Instant Gratification culture? Yes! But, I do have to be honest – I worry about our culture as a whole and our future. Our nation’s inability to wait for things, unwillingness to plan for the future, and indifference in looking ahead to wait for something better, later in life is really going to be

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    Approximately 40% of American workers describe themselves as living “paycheck to paycheck”, and 20% or workers have been unable to make ends meet at least once in the last year.  These aren’t staggering statistics at all.  If we aren’t there ourselves, most of us have friends who are.  Lauren and I are there sometimes… self-employed income isn’t uniform. Just getting

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    Spring is around the corner (I hope) and so are tax refunds!  If you are like many Americans, you might feel that it’s time to replace your sedan or minivan and get a newer model.  Our 2004 Town & Country has about 137k miles on it, so we are just about getting to that point ourselves.  [Note: For this article,

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    Recently, a few readers have asked about How to save money on buying tires..  I view tires as more of a maintenance item; they aren’t something I look to go out and buy, rather something that you have to buy every few years (or even more frequent depending on how often you drive). I have done my fair share of

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