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Five Ways Your Tax Return Could Be Hurting You

Did you get, or are you expecting a tax return this year? If so, you may not want to throw your hands up in celebration just yet. Your tax return could be hurting your financial life.

I’ve had the privilege of helping many people get on a plan with their finances. In our membership site,...

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Showing Love Doesn't Have to Break the Bank

Valentine's Day spending reached more than $18 billion last year, according to the National Retail Federation. The average consumer spends approximately $140 on gifts for their loved ones. The day originally touted as a celebration of one or more early saints named Valentinus is now a...

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TV Is Costing You Way More Than Your Cable Bill

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. It's the most-watched television event of the year with more than 100 million Americans tuning in. Some will be watching for the actual game and others for the halftime performance. However, the majority will be tuned in for the commercials. It's no secret...

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The Cuss Word That Will Save Your Financial Life!

budget getting started Jan 15, 2018

First, let’s get this out there. The BUDGET has gotten a bad wrap over the years. In many cases the word BUDGET is considered a swear word for many people. Don’t believe me? Try some of these phrases out with your friends and family and see what they say. 

"I can’t go out...

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[FREE GUIDE] Budget Frozen Drinks For Your Tropical Vacation!

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We are in the thick of winter, and just like you, I LOVE a warm destination vacation! There are different types of vacations, but when I think of a true relaxing, disconnecting, get-away-from-it-all vacation, I think of the Caribbean Islands and Mexico. I think of tiki huts, palm trees,...

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FREE GUIDE - 10 Tips to Save Money and Crush Debt in 2018

The new year is here, and along with that comes resolutions. It's the time of year where many people consider their life and the direction of where it’s going. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to spend more time with family and friends? Do you want to get organized? Do you want to...

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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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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Chantal & Stephane Perron

High school sweethearts, Chantal and Stephane Perron were model credit card holders—paid their bills on time each month and never had to deal with collections. But they knew the bills were piling up and it would only be a matter of time that they would end up in major trouble. 

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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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