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Should Your Teenager Pay Their Own Summer Camp Fees?

Should your Teenager Pay Their Own Summer Camp Fees?

Remember that one time at band camp? Some of the best stories of our youth come from summer camp. There are a multitude of camps that range from day camps, to weekends and even month-long camps. The camps range from sports, to performing arts, to your everyday outdoor activity camps. The overly ambitious could send their child or teenager to ... Read More »

Donald Trump, Employment Figures, and Financial Freedom

Donald Trump, Employment Figures, and Financial Freedom

“To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has (Financial Freedom), you must be willing to do what only 1% dare to do…hard work and perseverance of highest order.” – Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom. The concept of financial freedom is of vital importance to most of us. I don’t believe that anyone really enjoys being ... Read More »

3 Money Mistakes I Made in 2014

money mistakes

As I read Kayla’s post on 3 ways she’s getting financially serious in 2015, it reminded me of the money mistakes I made in 2014. Kayla and I both have a commitment to do better financially next year. In the case of my husband and myself, we need to  recognize and own up to our money mistakes before we can ... Read More »

3 Ways I’m Getting Financially Serious in 2015

Financially Serious

As of this week I’ve been budgeting and blogging for one year. Though I’m still relatively new to both activities (at least compared to some, like John), I finally feel like I’m getting the hang of them. 🙂 Unfortunately, I got nowhere close to my financial goals in 2014. I set some pretty lofty goals and I had no idea ... Read More »

3 Financial Goals That Will Benefit Everyone

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January seems to be the popular time to make financial goals and plans for the upcoming year, but where do you start? Every person, every family, every financial situation is different. A goal to pay off debt may or may not apply to you, and a goal to save more money may not be an option if you’ve got a heavy ... Read More »