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Matt Becker
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Helping new parents build happy families by making money simple
Helping new parents build happy families by making money simple

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The tax breaks you get from owning a home are often overstated, and, in some cases, non-existent. Here's a breakdown: +Mom and Dad Money

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Today I have a fantastic guest post from +Kate Barron-Alicante, who shares her struggle to get financially organized with two young kids and how finding the time to tackle just one area of her finances saved her family $12,000.

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The conventional wisdom is that if you're young or in a low tax bracket, you should contribute to a Roth IRA. But there are some flawed assumptions there, and the whole Traditional vs. Roth IRA debate looks a lot different when you actually run the numbers. Here's the truth: +Mom and Dad Money

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I've been nerding out about money for 10+ years now and have never run out of stuff to learn. Even as a CFP®, I'm constantly coming across new ideas and new approaches that reshape my thoughts about money. Here are the seven websites that I go to again and again because they're constantly teaching me something new. +Mom and Dad Money

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Not sure which retirement account you should be using? This guide will help you figure it out: +Mom and Dad Money

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My 5-year-old is, I think, ready to start learning some real money skills. Here are a few ways I'm going to help him find his own way. +Mom and Dad Money

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The security to handle whatever comes your way and the freedom to pursue the life you want without worrying how you'll pay your bills. That's the promise of a good emergency fund. Here's everything you need to know about how to build it over time, how big it should eventually be, and where you should keep it. +Mom and Dad Money

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Your asset allocation is one of the most important investment decisions you'll make, and although it sounds fancy and technical, it’s actually a pretty simple idea. This post explains what asset allocation is, why it's so important, what the major asset classes are, how they work, and how to choose your personal asset allocation. +Mom and Dad Money

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If you've ever tried and failed to stick to a budget, you can take heart in the fact that you're not alone. We've all been there, myself included. It's also pretty likely that you were given some bad budgeting advice that at least partially led to your failure. Here's a better approach that's both easier and more effective. +Mom and Dad Money

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Diversification is one of the most powerful investment tools available to you, but it's also one of the most misunderstood. And unfortunately that confusion leads to portfolios that aren't truly diversified, which can lead to under-performance and sometimes even excessive risk. Here's how to do it right. +Mom and Dad Money
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