Do You Want To Retire Someday?

I think we all would answer ‘yes’, of course we want to retire someday. However, retiring does take effort and planning. When do you want to retire? How much monthly income will you need in retirement? What percentage of your income will come from Social Security when you retire? How much will you need to…
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Helpful Tips For New College Graduates

Back to school time is the perfect time for this flashback Friday post from Mary Ellen about tips for new college graduates… Congratulations college grads! Do you remember the scene from “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman where he is barraged with questions and advice at his graduation party about where to work? Oh wait, you…
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6 Tips To Save Money On Healthcare Costs

Healthcare and medical costs can happen at any moment, especially with active children in your household. Here are ways to keep healthcare costs under control. Take advantage of screenings If you have children in sports, physicals are usually required. Some schools even may offer physicals on-site by medical professionals. So if that’s available, definitely take…
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Should You Save Or Pay Debt First?

It’s easier to keep up on other bills when credit card debt is paid off. Not to mention you’re losing money by having to pay interest charges. So your gut instinct might be to focus on paying off debt first before saving for emergencies or for your retirement. However, it’s not always a simple decision…
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Flashback Friday: The Fruit That Keeps On Giving

We’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about the versatile fruit: the green tomato. And try out her recipe at the end of the post! It’s been a good garden year for me.  I’ve supplied my household, friends, family, passersby, and the local food shelf with a variety of beautiful, fresh, organic produce.…
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