10 Signs You May Be An Underearner

It’s not January, but we’re flashing back this Friday to Shannon’s post from a few years back about under-earning. If some or all of the characteristics below apply to you, you may be an underearner.  We survived 2012 and the New Year is upon us! There is something exciting about a new year…a fresh start!…
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Out Of The Nest Series: Budgeting

So you have graduated from high school, college, or have returned to your family’s home to save money and now it is time to spread your wings and fly! Simple, right? This is easier said than done. Yet, with some planning, your transition can become much smoother. As the adage states, prior planning prevents potential…
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What To Do Before Leasing A Car

Here’s a helpful and informational piece by Mary Ellen on what to do before you lease a car. Happy Flashback Friday! Time for a new car.  The ads on TV touting low monthly leases are enticing, especially when you compare them to a monthly payment for a new car.  But, is it really a good…
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Using Crisis Budgeting During Tight Financial Times

Unexpected events can happen to any of us without warning. The world is an imperfect place: cars break down, people get laid off or injured, pets get hurt…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg sometimes. And out of 280 of our blog readers polled, 51% of them say they don’t have enough money in savings…
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Tips To Keep Pet Expenses Down And Save Money

Since I’ve recently gotten a new puppy, pets are on my brain. So here’s a flashback Friday post from Ashley about keeping your pet expenses down. My husband and I have not one, but two beloved pets. A yellow lab named Cashmere and a black lab named Sadie. These giant kids occupy a huge spot…
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