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

10.21.15
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Five Better Ways to Spend Your Halloween Dollars

Americans love Halloween. We’re probably going to spend about $7 billion on candy, costumes, and parties this year. That breaks down to the average American spending $75

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Four Reasons to Add Your Teen as an Authorized Credit Card User

While naming your teen as an authorized user on your credit card may sound scary, there are some distinct advantages to this arrangement. But first

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10 Cheap DIY Halloween Costume Ideas (and What They Cost)

From candy to costumes, Americans spend an insane amount of money on Halloween each year: a whopping $6.9 billion in 2015, according to National Retail

10.13.15
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Finding Affordable Wedding Rings

Ah, the wedding ring. It’s the one piece of jewelry that’s supposed to encompass all the feelings you have for the person you love most

10.13.15
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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

10.07.15
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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,

09.30.15
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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,

09.25.15
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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

09.21.15
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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

09.20.15
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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

09.17.15
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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

09.08.15
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Success

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

08.23.15
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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

08.04.15
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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

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