How to Instill Work Ethic in Your Kids With Paid Chores

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Last weekend, I was listening to the Beyond the To Do List Podcast with Erik Fisher and caught bits and pieces (in between my kids screaming) of an interview with Rachel Cruze, Dave Ramsey’s daughter. They were chatting about a new book she co-authored with Ramsey on raising money-smart kids: Smart Money Smart Kids. I […]

Top Auto-Advancements to Consider When Buying a Car

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Whether you’re in the market for a new luxury vehicle or looking to upgrade to a newer, more reliable model, you likely have an idea of what you want in a new ride. From deciding on the color and size of the vehicle to the number of doors and amount of cargo space, you have […]

Everything You Need to Get the Most out of Your Will

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While no one wants to think about the inevitable, the sad truth about life is that no one can avoid death. While this is a hard pill for many to swallow, it doesn’t mean that you can’t take steps to ease the burden on your loved ones after you’re gone. A well planned and professionally […]

Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

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It’s March, which means that the weather is turning warmer in many parts of the country, and it’s time for some Spring Cleaning in preparation for summer. Like our homes, our finances tend to get bogged down with dirt and clutter, and it’s a good idea to clean house at least once a year. What […]

5 Ways to Lose Me as a Customer With Your Website

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It’s 2014, and for many people, your business website is one of the first ways we interact with your brand or service. If your website doesn’t deliver, I consciously (and subconsciously) assume you won’t either. But my customers aren’t the type to check websites first, you say, or the type of business I’m in doesn’t demand websites. 5 […]

Teaching Young Kids About Money: Here’s What I Do

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As a parent of a 4-year-old and a personal finance blogger, people often ask me what kinds of lessons I try to teach my kids about money and whether 4 is just too early to make any kind of meaningful impact on a child’s financial future. I wholeheartedly disagree. The mantras, habits, and emotions kids […]

Developing a Product to Sell Online

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For entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone just “trying to make a buck” on the side, one of the most useful and beneficial things about the Internet is the ability to develop and sell a product without a lot of middle men and “permission.” Products are evaluated and vetted not by the preferences of a […]

Could Side Gigs Hurt Your Career?

Side gigs, a.k.a. freelancing, moonlighting, side businesses, etc. are all the rage these days. It seems that every blogger writing about personal finance, career development, or just about anything else, is promoting and encouraging readers to start side gigs, particularly if those bloggers themselves have “made it big” with their online or offline business. On […]

The Power of Quarterly Goals for Your Money

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If you’ve done any kind of planning, financial or otherwise, at any point in your life, you’ve likely hit an important question that can affect the success of those plans. That question has to do with timeframe–what’s too short and what’s too long? When it comes to life planning, I cap out setting “goals” at […]