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When I was little, I devoured the Little House on the Prairie series.  I felt bad then for Ma and Pa.  I felt bad for the way they struggled financially, facing setback after setback.  I felt bad that they always had to move just as soon as they were…
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After leaving university I spent several years where I never seemed to have enough money, no matter what I did. Even when things were looking up, and I was feeling flush with cash, within a matter of weeks I was back to my old ways. For several years I…
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If you’re like most families, you’re busy.  You spend too much time in your car running from activity to activity, and you spend too much money buying food out on the nights you don’t have time to cook.  Your house may be in a state of perpetual chaos.…
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This post brought to you by American Century Investments. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Beating Broke. What if you could invest your money knowing that your investments were making a difference?  We all want to make a difference.…
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Besides your home, one of the biggest expenses you will face is purchasing a car.  Unlike a home, cars do not appreciate.  They are a depreciating asset that lasts for a finite period.  Choosing the correct type of car within the price range you can…
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When you’re trying to save money, making a monthly payment on an insurance policy you never seem to use can feel like a waste. While it does add a little extra to your budget, there are a few insurance policies that can prevent you from major financial…
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One of the worst debt tragedies that can happen is when you have done everything right, and still find yourself underwater, drowning in debt. You didn’t overspend. You didn’t forget to make a payment. And you even put a little back for a rainy day. Yet…
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Your parents provide for you as you grow up, but what happens when they ask you for money?  Should you give money to your parents? The answer depends on both you and your parents. When Parents Need Money for Younger Siblings My friend, Joan, became…
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When we moved from Chicago to Tucson 18 months ago, packing was a nightmare.  We hadn’t had a good decluttering session in nearly 3.5 years, since our last move, which was local.  We spent weeks, yes, literally weeks, giving away and selling junk that we…
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Valentine’s Day is typically an adult holiday, but kids like to get in on the action by exchanging Valentine’s Day cards and candy with friends.  As their parent, you can also make Valentine’s Day a special holiday for kids.  Best of all, having a fun,…
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Besides your mortgage, your grocery bill may be your next largest expense.  Of course, you usually can’t alter your mortgage payment, but with some planning and strategizing, you can alter the amount you spend at the grocery store and save on groceries. A…
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