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Defrost Your Winter Budget With These Great Tips!

Most people don't think of their budget as something that needs to be winterized. But then again, most people don't have a budget... We tend to get a little restless during the colder months and money seems to burn a hole in our pockets. As always though, I've got some tips to help you get...

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A New Year, A New Financial Life!

2018 is almost here. Are you financially ready? Every year, many resolve to be better with their finances. They want to pay down debt, save more money, and get out of the paycheck-to-paycheck rattrap. You start January with the best of intentions, but slowly start to fall off come...

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All I Want For Christmas Is An Emergency Fund

With the year winding down, you may have already started thinking of what you'd like to accomplish in the coming year. Most people have 'Save more money' on that list. But you don't need to wait until January 1st to start saving money. Gift yourself an emergency fund this Christmas. It's one of...

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What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest from the year before. It's now a day we give thanks for all blessings. Family and friends gather, turkeys are carved, Macy's has its annual parade, and football is watched. If you don't take the time the rest of the...

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How to Avoid The Number One Cause of Bankruptcy - Part 2

This is part two of our two-part series on the basics of health insurance. You can read part one here.

Now that you've got a handle on how to get started finding the right health insurance, you'll want to familiarize yourself some of the terms you'll come across.

These are the different plans:

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How to Avoid The Number One Cause of Bankruptcy

We provide a lot of direction and education about behavior, saving, budgeting, and getting out of debt. These are areas that can't be ignored if you want to be successful with money. There is another area that is essential in getting you and keeping you on the road to financial freedom, and...

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Remove the Monster Mask From Your Financial Life

Do you remember the cartoon Scooby Doo? As a kid, I loved Scooby Doo. It’s funny thinking back, but most episodes were the same. They always revolved around Shaggy, Scooby and the rest of the gang getting caught up in some hair-brained whodunnit that involved monsters, ghosts, phantoms, and...

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Member Spotlight Throwback Thursday: Amber & Paul Taylor

Ever wonder how some of our members are doing months after implementing what they learned in Roots of Personal Finance? We have an update on Amber and Paul Taylor, but first, let's take a look back.

 

Amber and Paul Taylor are two of our Canadian members. They decided to join Roots of...

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Your Kids Are Depending On You

One question I like to ask people when I teach a live class or a webinar is, “Are you happy and satisfied with where you are financially?” Most audiences respond with an overwhelming, "NO!" I like to follow this question up with, “If you aren’t happy or satisfied, what are...

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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Cindy Windau

Cindy Windau had no income for two years due to a disability and her wife is a city employee. This put a huge financial strain on their family. "Our house was in danger of foreclosure and we had many creditors on our case for medical bills, credit cards, student loans, etc." But Roots of Personal...

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