Life as a Family of Five

Posted by Madison

A few weeks into life with three kids and we’re doing pretty well. We finally have a sleeper on our hands so we’re getting the much needed rest that we lacked when we brought each of the boys home from the hospital. It’s amazing what getting the right amount of sleep can do! We’ve also […]

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This is a guest post by Todd Campanella. Todd is a 34 year old married dad of one. He has a finance degree and an MBA; he teaches middle school math. He recently wrote a grant and received $1000 from ING Direct to take 60 students to experience the Junior Achievement’s Finance Park. Delayed Consumption […]

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Risk Tolerance and Smart Investing

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This is a guest post by Carson Brackney, writer for Personal Finance Analyst. Personal Finance Analyst is an online community of bloggers dedicated to taking the mystery out of money and helping you to live a happier, more successful life with the money you have. Risk Tolerance Calculators New Jersey’s Cooperative Extension Services (operated out […]

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Bank of America offers various sign up bonuses from time to time. The latest promotion is $75 for a new checking account. And it’s a nice one, since you don’t have to set up direct deposit! It’s our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new Free […]

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Have you Loaned Money on Kiva?

Posted by Madison

We’ve talked about Lending Club a lot lately, but something that has been in the back of my mind is Kiva. Kiva is a micro lending site aimed at low income entrepreneurs in 44 developing countries. It’s a cross between a charity (it’s a non profit organization) and a peer-to-peer social lending site. You select […]

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This is a guest post by Diane McDougall. Diane is a mom, professional accountant, and financial provider for her family of six. She and her husband made it possible for him to be a stay-at-home dad so that they can be an active, everyday part of their kid’s lives. Bank of Dad My dad’s favorite […]

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The Automatic Poorhouse

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This is a guest post written by Amanda Grossman. Amanda writes for Frugal Confessions, a blog at the Houston Chronicle. Living Paycheck to Paycheck I live paycheck to paycheck. Throughout the month I negotiate with myself over needs versus wants, pushing certain purchases into the next month’s budget, neglecting car maintenance for the umpteenth month […]

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WTDirect is once again offering a sign up bonus. Lots of readers took advantage of their winter blast promotion back in December. The program is similar, but with lower payouts; we’ll cash in for Free Money Friday. How to Get Your Sign up Bonus Open a new WTDirect online savings account. Verify that you see […]

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Our Baby Girl is Here!

Posted by Madison

Our family just got a little bigger, when we welcomed our new baby girl into our home. Her big brothers are excited and we’re delighted to finally have a girl in the family! (I come from a large extended family of way too many boys!) Just like our boys, she showed up almost a week […]

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How to Get Control of Your Budget

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This is a guest post from Jill. Jill graduated from college two years ago. Since then she has developed a passion for personal finance. She’s currently studying for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam, and hopes to become a full-time financial planner. Establishing a Budget When I first became interested in personal finance in the […]

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