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"Mommy, can we buy it?"

Several weeks ago, my children and I stopped at one of their favorite places, WalMart, to pick up a few things. As you know at this place, you always leave with a whole lot more than what is on your planned list. But, budgets are very important in a working family and I promised myself I would stick to mine. The shopping trip was going great and I was checking things off of my list left and right. As I continued to shop pushing the buggy with what I thought was both children at my side, I quickly noticed that my...
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A Lesson in Saving During College

Saving while you’re in college can feel impossible at times. Trust me, I've been there and it's no fun! Between tuition, lab fees, text books and parking decals, there is no extra money left over for you. Even if you have scholarships, at some point or another you will have to come out of pocket with funds. Here are a couple tips to help you keep a little extra money on hand: Limit how much you eat out.  Buy groceries and create a meal plan for the week. Chances are you will get a healthier meal and have more money in...
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Ain't Nobody Got Time

Have you noticed how fast the world is moving these days? We are so busy and have so much to do. No time to talk. I'll text you later using acronyms. Important projects are due for work or school. Appointments need to be scheduled. Groceries need to be bought. Dinner needs to be made. Loved ones need attention. Laundry should have been done yesterday. Can you relate? Being a mother of three teenagers and working full time can really take its toll. I need convenience ALL the time, and I have figured out how to make convenience save me time and...
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ASK THE EXPERT by Donna Pellerin

Q: My husband and I are thinking about purchasing our first home. Where do we start?A: Great question! Buying a home can be thrilling and nerve-wracking at the same time. Before you decide to take the plunge into homeownership, take some time to: Save for a down payment. Pretend you’re paying a monthly mortgage, which will provide you with your down payment funds. Decrease your debt by paying off unwanted bills. Make sure your credit report is up to date. Get a free copy at www.annualcreditreport.com. Figure out how much you can afford. A home is a major investment; most likely...
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BillPay Meets Mickey Mouse

My husband and I recently took our two children on vacation to the happiest place on Earth. Nope- not to a villa at an all-inclusive resort next to crystal blue water (ahhh), but to the overly-crowded, hot and sticky place known to all as Disney World! Before we embarked on this magical journey for a week, lots had to get done: shopping, cleaning, washing, packing, and of course, paying the bills. The one thing on my list that I took my sweet time to do was to pay the bills. Why, you ask? Because I could pay them on the 12...
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