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    I got a letter in the mail yesterday from my old bank when I lived in SC, to let me know that their security had been breached and all of my personal information had been leaked…This is NOT the kind of letter that I wanted to receive, but it got me thinking about something important.  How well do I keep track of what

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    Six years ago Mark and I were in a very hard financial place. At that time in our life we were living in a custom 3,200 square foot home in a beautiful suburban neighborhood. It was the type of neighborhood where everyone knew each other, the kids could play in the streets without traffic – it was an all American neighborhood.

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    When I joined Lauren and became self-employed, I knew a little bit about what I was getting into, but there are some real advantages and disadvantages to self employment that I hadn’t considered. Lauren has done a fantastic job at being self-employed and helping raise our children. She runs LaurenGreutman.com, a popular Frugal Living website and has learned so much about

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    What will you teach your kids about money through your actions? Your children are watching you. Not in a creepy way, just in an observational way. And let me tell you, children pick up on a lot of little things (behaviors, beliefs, traits) from their parents. If you want to teach your kids about money, there are a few things

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    There’s a lot of psychology that goes into selling, and avoiding overspending requires an understanding of that psychology to reverse-engineer our way out of it. Each of these money-saving methods stop selling tactics in their tracks. 1. Start and Maintain a Budget Maybe you’ve started a budget before and fell off the wagon. I know in the beginning, budgeting didn’t

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    Savvy shoppers know that coupons for meat are few and far between — but that doesn’t mean we still can’t save on this grocery budget buster!  To make your dollar stretch farther, here are some great tips on how to save money on meat: 1. Look for “Special Deal” stickers. Grocery stores will discount their meat that is close to the sell date by as much as

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    Whether it’s a new toy, a day at the arcade or the newest i”Gadget”, children will learn quickly that saving money is necessary to get things they want or want to do. Learning at an early age that money is earned and has more than just a monetary value can instill great money-saving habits in your children for life.  Here are 7 tips for

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    With the end of July quickly approaching, those of us with college-aged children must start switching gears from summer mode to school mode.  College is a huge expense that affects not only the parents but their new college-bound kid as well.  To help ease some of those costs, here are my top 10 ways on how to save on college: 1. Contact

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