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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Five Ways to Kick Debt and Do the Holidays Different

I love Christmas and the holiday season. I love everything about it—the food, the cookies, the holiday movies, gift giving, and don’t forget about the Brandy Slush in the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation moose mugs! Ah, the holidays are so much fun!

There's something I hate...

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How to Save Hundreds on Your Energy Bill This Winter

The holiday season is quickly approaching! You're probably thinking of Thanksgiving and turkeys, eggnog and gifts. But with the holidays come winter and you should prepare your home accordingly so your furnace and electric meter isn't burning up your hard earned cash!

According to EIA, the U.S....

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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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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Kura and Levi Love

Before enrolling in Roots of Personal Finance, Kura and Levi Love were big spenders. Weekly shopping trips to Ross, going on vacations on credit, frequent eating out, a new car, a new house... For the last two years, their debt just kept piling up. Kura knew they needed help.

Kura and Levi signed...

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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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