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May 22, 2017

If Your Finances Are a Mess, There's a Few Simple Things You Can Do

I’m still cleaning walls. This job seems to be neverending, but one good result is that I've lost all desire to upgrade to a larger home. (I don't want any more walls to clean.) Last week I had to move the couches in the front room so that I could…
May 15, 2017

If You've Had a Summer Budget Fail, Read This Before Summer Begins

A couple of weeks ago the weather was very rainy, and we stayed inside a lot. I started noticing how filthy the walls in my house were. They had layers of dirt, dust, handprints, marker, pen, crayon, boogers, and mold. I hadn’t noticed them gradually get so dirty. Have you had…
May 08, 2017

Mother's Day Magic Doesn't Require a Trip Disneyland: A Few Simple Actions Can Honor Your…

My youngest daughter is at a magical age. She thinks that the automatic doors, faucets, and hand dryers are all magical, and she often dresses up as a princess. She just boughta Belle outfit and new shoes for her Cinderella dress. One day last week after I helped her into the…
April 24, 2017

How to Identify and Work Towards a Savings Goal

Last week I went to the Nature Center with my son for his class field trip. In our first activity, we walked along a path while using a field guide to identify birds. Because the birds were fake and wooden, we could clearly see them, and we could take our time…
April 17, 2017

3 Keys for Teen Budgeting

Last week I gave ideas for youth to earn money. Once teens learn how to earn money, they need to learn how to spend it. When I was a teenager I earned money, saved money, and avoided debt, but I wish that I would have understood how to spend money an…
April 10, 2017

Help Your Teen Solve Their Money Problem with 3 Simple and Creative Ideas

I get to serve with teenagers in my neighborhood. When I talked with them about budgeting money, they all said, “We don’t have any money to budget!” That is an issue. Besides the occasional gift, they didn’t have steady income. They need to earn money in order to budget that money.…
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