12.11.15
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15 DIY Holiday Gifts Under $15

The average adult will spend a whopping $882 on gifts this holiday season, according to estimates by the American Research Group. Don’t make the same

12.10.15
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More Millennials Are Living at Home – and That’s Not a Bad Thing

A recent article over at Elite Daily, titled “Nearly Half of All 25-Year-Olds Are Living at Home With Their Parents,” starts like this: Think your

12.09.15
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Eight Gifts People Don’t Throw Away

When it comes to giving and receiving gifts, they say it’s the thought that counts. Unfortunately, good intentions can’t drown out the silence that fills

12.07.15

Life Insurance for Children

Most people know they need the protection of life insurance during their working years, but did you know some parents buy life insurance for their children,

12.04.15
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The Burden of the Needy Family

I recently read a fantastic article from The Atlantic entitled Why So Many Minority Millennials Can’t Get Ahead. Although the article is demographically correct in

12.03.15
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Eight Gifts That Literally Keep on Giving

When the vast majority of your family members already “have it all,” finding thoughtful and useful gifts for the holidays can seem almost impossible. And

11.28.15
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Financial Independence Around the Holiday Table

After the big holiday dinner has been served and Aunt Beatrice is on her fifth glass of wine and your cousin Will is well into

11.25.15
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Here’s What Living Cheaply in Another Country Looks Like

American retirees looking for a low cost of living and a comfortable climate are increasingly packing up for cheap, warm countries abroad. Around 615,000 Americans reportedly received

11.15.15
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Top 10 States for College Affordability

Year after year, we hear how the cost of college is ballooning out of control. But, is it true? After mulling this question over, I

11.14.15
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Check Out These 10 Stunning, Affordable Wedding Dresses

Like anything with the word “wedding” attached, it can be tough to find a cheap wedding dress. The average wedding gown in the U.S. cost about $1,357

11.09.15
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Kids’ Activities: The End of Frugality?

If you ask my kids what they want above all else, you’ll hear all about their newest obsession: Shopkins. The tiny, plastic figurines have practically taken

11.04.15
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Why Your Teen Should Open a Checking Account

My parents had me open my first checking account when I was around 13 or 14. I didn’t realize how valuable this simple step of

11.01.15
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I Left the Coast for a Simpler Life in the Midwest – and You Can, Too

After graduating from college in 2009, I played professional basketball in Israel for three years. When I finished, I moved back to my hometown of

10.31.15
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Eight Romantic, Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

The average couple in the United States spends $3,400 on their honeymoon, according to Conde Nast Bridal InfoBank. This post-wedding getaway is supposed to be a

10.27.15
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Risk, Return, and Relationships

Have you ever been in a meaningful relationship with another person? It could be a friend. Or a parent. Or a sibling. Or a significant

10.27.15
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Do We Have Our Possessions Backwards? Some Thoughts on the Stuff We Own

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I took a serious look at a piece of land for sale in the country not too terribly far

10.24.15
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Check Out These Beautiful, Affordable Wedding Venues

So, you got engaged — congratulations! Now comes the part that some consider fun… and most others consider stressful: planning the actual wedding. One of

10.22.15
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The Secret to Getting a College Kid to Start Investing

I am 28, and my sister is 19. That kind of age gap presents positives and negatives. One clear positive for me is that I

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