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Eight Worst Halloween Treats (and Three Favorites)

With Halloween fast approaching, you might be pondering what type of candy or other goodies to stock up on and hand out this year. While

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Should You Share Your Credit Score on the First Date?

While most first dates center on polite discussion over coffee, drinks, or dinner, serious romantic prospects might consider asking for their date’s credit score right off the

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Eight Smart Dating and Wedding Strategies to Avoid the Big Cost of a Divorce Before You Even Get Married

Perhaps the biggest cost that you can face in a marriage is that of divorce. The average divorce in America costs between $15,000 and $30,000,

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Tips for Finding Affordable Engagement Rings

Choosing an engagement ring should be simple in theory. Pick out a ring, buy it, and propose to the love of your life (who will,

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On Money and Personal Challenges

As I write this, I’m sitting alone in a hotel room. My daughter had a five hour surgery this morning (and early afternoon) that comes

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Tips for Opening a Bank Account for Kids

Are you trying to teach your child the value of a dollar — and the importance of saving up for special items — by stashing away

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Four Signs It’s Time to Hire Help Around the House

We all know how stressful and time-consuming everyday life can be when you have a home, a family, and a full-time job. With only 24

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How to Find Affordable Wedding Invitations

The invitation is such an important part of every wedding. It sets the tone for your whole ceremony and reception weeks in advance — so

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What is success? To laugh often and much, to win respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest

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College Un-Checklist: 10 Things Not to Bring to Campus

As the first days of school approach, many new college students are trying to figure out what to bring – and what not to bring

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A Look at Our Inexpensive Vacation in Wisconsin

Last summer, my family went on a rather expensive family vacation in the southeast United States. As is our family tradition, we try hard to

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Eight Things to Think About Before You Get Married

One of the most upsetting and painful arguments that my wife and I ever had came a few months before we got married. We had


Why Choose to Be a Prisoner to an Expensive Home?

When Elle Décor ran the essay, “I Made a Huge Sacrifice to Buy My Dream Home” by Sarah Scott a few weeks ago, they couldn’t

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Should Your Parents Have a Say in Your College Major?

When my husband chose to pursue his first bachelor’s degree in theatre arts, his parents were less than thrilled. They wanted him to be happy,

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10 Reasons Moving Always Costs More Than You Think

If you’ve ever considered moving on up to a bigger, more expensive home or apartment, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent survey from the

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How to Make Money Dog Sitting With Rover

Just because someone owns a dog doesn’t mean they never want to travel again, but it’s not always practical to take the pupper on a seven-hour flight with layovers.

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Some Thoughts on My Father

In the spirit of Father’s Day, I wanted to share some thoughts about my own father and the huge impact he’s had on my life,

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20 Ways to Make a Great Birthday for Your Child When Money Is Tight

One of the most difficult experiences when you’re a parent is not having enough money to make your children’s special days feel very special at

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