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Is Buying “Cheap” Always Bad?

By | June 25, 2013

Last week, I read a post by The Healthy Home Economist about why buying coconut oil at Costco is bad.  It seems that someone had emailed her to ask if her coconut oil, which had an “off” smell, was truly bad and if so, why.  It just so happened that the woman had purchased Carrington Read More

Why Setting Goals May Not Be Your Best Approach

By | January 5, 2013

Image by Vinni123 By Megan, Contributing Writer Daily Tip: Avoid discouragement by focusing on what is best for your family and not what “The Jones’ are doing.” (Danielle Tate, More Than Four Walls) At the beginning of every year it is not uncommon to hear people setting New Year’s Resolutions–usually a list of goals or ambitions Read More

Financial Mistakes in our Newlywed Days

By | February 5, 2012

Image by by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer With a new year always comes new talk goals, whether it be for your spiritual life, your health, or, for many people, your finances. Thankfully, besides our house, our family doesn’t have debt. But while we haven’t used credit cards since we were married nearly 7 years ago, Read More

Tax Returns and Guidelines

By | March 31, 2010

Today’s post is from Ben.  Thanks Ben!

It’s nearly April, which means we’re only a few weeks away from April 15th, the day taxes are due for most Americans. Hopefully, you’ve already filed and your refund is on the way, but in case you haven’t; better get a move on! :)

Saving Plans

By | March 15, 2010

There are many ways to save money that can really work well for you.  I don’t know all of them myself, so I’m writing this with Ben, who knows a lot more about money and finances than I do.  We’re hoping to give you a summary of good savings options!  They’re listed in order from most liquid (easy to get money out whenever you need it) to least liquid.

Movie Review: Maxed Out

By | January 4, 2010

In light of the fact that many people probably used a lot of credit to get themselves through Christmas, I thought I’d review the movie Maxed Out to start the new year. This movie is all about how much debt we have in this country (personally and the national debt). If you haven’t seen it, I do recommend it, although I have some general reservations about it.


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