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20 Bucks Can Go a Long Way
The new $20 bill is all the rage. So here are a few ways you can put that new, or old $20 to use by making improvements to your house.
Credit Card Debt Relief For Your Family
Take steps to eliminate credit card debt now, or it will be there for a very long time, stealing your energy, financial freedom and family unity.
Filing for Bankruptcy - How Will It Affect Your Family
If you are head-over-heels in debt and thinking of filing for bankruptcy to wipe the slate clean and start all over, think hard before starting this process. It impacts your whole family, including your children.
Getting Out of Debt - A Family Issue
Becoming debt-free is difficult. If you have a family, the first thing to do is to have a family meeting.
Job Statistics on Women
Some surprising and not so surprising stats on women
Keep A Clean Credit History
Bad credit can hurt your family because it often does not allow you to do the things you want to do for them and yourself. You may find yourself paying more for the same service than someone with good credit.
Make Money With Yard Sales
Make money in your own backyard with a yard sale. Yard sales serve several purposes, first and second in no particular order are to get rid of clutter and to make money while doing it. The other purpose it is energizing. These sales are often tiring, sometimes annoying, but still energizing
Practice Better Banking
Better banking means smart banking. Take advantage of all that your bank has to offer. They are there to serve you and your family
Protect Your Family's Privacy Online
Using your credit to buy online is safe, but you must take care and read the fine print *before* you make that final click to purchase.
Saving Money For Your Next Family Vacation
Years ago, banks had weekly vacation banking accounts for their customers. I don't know if that has continued, but if your bank does not have such a savings vehicle, you can make your own vacation account. Start saving now for your next vacation without dipping in the emergency fund.
Shopping Online - Is It Safe?
Shopping online can be safe and secure, but you must follow the same precautions you would use when brick and mortar shopping. Be careful, shop wisely and you will enjoy shopping online.
Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Account?
Your family needs money, should you borrow from your retirement account at work? If it is not a life or death situation you should think very carefully before doing so.
Watch Out For Those Bank Fees - Ouch!
I received an e-mail about the fees that banks charge for certain services. I agreed that the fees could be high but reminded my reader that most, if not all, banks have fee schedules that are available to customers.
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My mother always told me to save something from my paycheck every time I got paid. Her theory was even $2.00 in the bank every week is better than nothing. Of course, I ignored her advice, at that time I would not have considered depositing $2.00 in my bank account.
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