Our Ooma Phone Six Months Later

Posted by Madison on June 2, 2010

Six months after getting our Ooma phone, we’re still loving it! A reader, ElleX asked: Madison, how do you like Ooma? Did you keep your landline number? I want to rid myself of a landline phone so I am very interested in your results. To answer ElleX’s questions, here’s our Ooma review! Ooma Review Our […]

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10 Budget Wedding Ideas From a Satisfied Bride

Posted by Amanda on May 19, 2010

We got engaged, we took the plunge, and we survived! My husband and I are now happily married, and have settled back into our home in Houston, TX. I am now contentedly sitting back, enjoying all of the free time that has crept back into my schedule. You know what else I am enjoying? All […]

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SmartyPig: The Virtual Piggy Bank

Posted by Jill on May 11, 2010

A little over a year ago, I won a SmartyPig gift card. I had heard of SmartyPig, but since I had an established ING account as well as a few others, I had never seriously considered opening an account there. Once I got the gift card though, I decided to try out SmartyPig Bank. Since […]

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Secret Costs of Moving Out on Your Own

Posted by Amanda on May 4, 2010

I can still remember the taste of freedom and excitement, laced with nervousness and anxiety, when my father drove me one and a half hours away to a small town in Maryland and helped me unpack my belongings into my first apartment. It was the summer after my college graduation, and I had landed a […]

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10 Free Web Services to Check Out

Posted by Amanda on April 21, 2010

In case you have been living in the dark ages (some by choice), the web has evolved into a resource for free services ranging anywhere from information, to cable television shows, to college courses! Internet users are demanding that anything on the web be free, and so for new companies and even existing companies to […]

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Rejuvenate Your Finances

Posted by Madison on March 31, 2010

It’s time to rejuvenate your finances! To celebrate spring The Life Skills Network is featuring a rejuvenation day today. Check out all the fun topics to spice up your spring at the end of the article. Rejuvenate Your Finances Update your withholding. Now that your taxes are done (or almost done), if you got a […]

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Do You Have a Worst Case Scenario Plan?

Posted by Amanda on January 27, 2010

As a child, my Uncle Andy and Aunt Anita bought my sister and I a book by James Stevenson called Could be Worse. It was a humorous book about an old man who’s favorite response to any sort of complaining—such as when his grandkids get a splinter, or their kite flies up into a tree—is […]

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Savings: Starting from Scratch

Posted by Amanda on January 19, 2010

My fiancé and I recently purchased a home, as well as a used vehicle when my car died. In other words…we are close to starting from scratch with our savings. We have not been this low in our emergency or other savings accounts in years, and so I thought this would be a great time […]

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Ignoring Finances When Young is a Risky Game

Posted by Guest Author on December 30, 2009

This is a guest article by Kevin. You can find Kevin at 20s Money, where he writes about financial topics geared specifically for young people in their 20s. The Perfect Storm Young people are in dire financial conditions. A weak job market, crushing debt levels and a lack of fiscal responsibility are a perfect storm […]

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Cyber Monday and Online Holiday Shopping

Posted by Madison on November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday shopping is in full swing at our house. Although, I can’t figure out why they’ve limited it to just one day. My Cyber Monday started a week ago and lasts right up until Christmas Eve! Here are some of the online stores I’m shopping at this year, and what I’m buying (shhh, don’t […]

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