Are Piggy Banks Outdated?

Have you given your kid a Piggy Bank? When you were little, did you have a piggy bank? If so, what did you do with it?  Did you put money into it or just play with it? I had a cute piggy bank when I was a kid and my parents instructed me to save…

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Are You Worried Your Money Won’t Stretch Far Enough Anymore?

Many of us are in this situation now. We have either had a pay cut or we suddenly don’t have any pay at all. Hopefully this is only temporarily but we don’t know how long this “temporarily” will last. That insecurity can be very scary and worrying! So, we have spent some time thinking about…

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Do You Have a Financial Safety Net?

I was talking to a friend the other day and she said that everyone should have an emergency fund that would cover their family’s expenses for 6 to 12 months! I don’t know about you but when she said that I was speechless! What was she talking about? I had never ever in my life…

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Is Guilt Part Of Your Daily Life?

Do you feel guilty for not being able to provide your children with the same lifestyle/things/as their friends? Same brand name clothes, same expensive vacations, an abundance of activities, allowance, etc.? We constantly compare and want to give our kids the same things their friends have and if we can’t afford it, we feel guilty.…

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Who Else Dreads Going Clothes Shopping With Their Kids?

Do You know this scenario: You are standing in the middle of a clothes store, trying to find new outfits for your kids and everything you like (or like the price of) is being rejected with a look of disgust by your pre-teens? Your kids only look towards the store with the expensive designer clothes…

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The Secret To The Perfect Allowance!

Are you giving your kids an allowance? If yes, when did you start? How much are you giving them? When do you give it to them? What do they have to pay for with that allowance money and what do you still pay for? For several years I kept asking these questions to my friends…

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