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Major Life Events and When to Slam on the Brakes

At some point in our lives we will experience major events that will affect our finances. I'm not talking about a flat tire or insurance deductible because of an accident. I'm talking about the ones that can really knock us off our financial plan.

So what is considered a major life event?

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Why Do You Work?

With Labor Day a few days away, I have a question for you: Why do you work? It may seem like a silly question as we work because we have bills and responsibilities, but you weren't born to just pay bills and die. Are you working just for a paycheck? Is it because of past financial decisions you...

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These Expenses Will Come Back to Bite You

In Roots of Personal Finance, our online course and membership site, I teach our members to wait 24 hours, and even up to 30 days when considering a purchase. Why? In most cases, the stuff you think you need is only a WANT, and when you allow your emotions and the urge to buy to die down a bit,...

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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Rhonda McCray

Rhonda McCray decided to take Roots of Personal Finance last September because she wanted her family to be free of debt.  "I told Brad that my husband and I have a lot of things separate and it just did not seem right for me to be debt free and he was not."

Roots has helped Rhonda and...

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Conquer Back to School Shopping Like a Boss!

Summer is coming to an end. And if you have children, that means back to school. You also know that your children can be some of your biggest budget busters. But we're here to help you get them ready for school without hurting your wallet or pulling your hair out.

Some schools are already back in...

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How to Avoid Burnout While Getting Out of Debt

Getting out of debt can be an uphill battle. Sometimes you take two steps forward and then take three steps back. It's no wonder you can experience burnout. The journey is hard, but the reward is so worth it! Here are some ways that will help you avoid burnout. 

1. Fight resistance.

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Be Grateful and Content

One of the best things you can do to improve your financial future, and your future as a whole is practice being grateful and content.

This is not something we are born with. It takes practice.

Open your eyes to those with less. Almost half the world—more than three billion...

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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Leigh Forrest

Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you find it in you to change. That's what happened with Leigh Forrest. As a wife and mother of three, she knew she wanted better for her family, so she decided to sign up for Roots of Personal Finance. 

Since taking Roots, Leigh has not only...

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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Emily Gallo

Emily Gallo serves in the New Mexico Army National Guard, is a Pure Romance Consultant and is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Business. Like most people, Emily decided to enroll in Roots of Personal Finance to get a handle on her finances. "I knew the basics of setting up a budget, but was...

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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Amber & Paul Taylor

Amber and Paul Taylor are two of our Canadian members. They decided to join Roots of Personal Finance in September because they were tired of not having money to truly enjoy life. They knew they needed to make a change. 

One of the problems Amber and Paul faced was eating out (like most of...

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