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The Personal Finance Gurus Are Wrong

You’re being fed a lot of bullshit about money every day and you don’t even know it. That’s right. Dave, Suze and the rest have built huge empires telling you what they think you need to know about budgeting, spending, saving and investing. They own big media companies that generate content, package, market and sell [...]

5 Ways To Stop Giving Gifts

Here's a terrific guest post by Mindy Crary - MBA, CFP® practitioner and financial coach at Creative Money ... My family hasn’t given gifts to each other for years and when we stopped, the holidays went from stressful and expensive to a time when we could relax and enjoy each other.  Recently, some blog readers asked me how we got to that point—how did we have the conversation that initiated … [Read More...]

21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People About Money

By H.Q. Roosevelt / 6 September 2012 This is a great post and was written by H.Q. Roosevelt. Click on the link at the end to see the original content. It's based on a book by Steve Siebold ....   Average people think MONEY is the root of all evil. Rich people believe POVERTY is the root of all evil. “The average person has been brainwashed to believe rich people are lucky or … [Read More...]

How to establish healthy boundaries for friends and lovers

Last night I spent three hours on the phone with an old friend who is going through a divorce. He wanted me to review the first draft of his separation agreement with him. Normally, I would rather get a root canal than spend my evening this way. But I tried to be a good friend and hung in there as we dissected legalese and combed through the ugly details of custody, support and upcoming college … [Read More...]

Kids and money

Kids and money – how your behavior could be affecting your children

As parents, many of us forget that one of our primary responsibilities is to be … [Read More...]

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What you can do about relationships and money

Everyone knows that relationships can be a challenge. One of my favorite sayings … [Read More...]

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10 questions to help you find your soulmate

Running with the pack has never been one of my goals. If most people zig, I … [Read More...]

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The top 6 things you can do to avoid identity theft

  Being a victim of identity theft is a horrific experience. I know. It … [Read More...]

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Are you keeping money secrets?

I was standing in line in the store the other day. There was a woman in front of … [Read More...]

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Is credit card debt making your life better?

In my last post, I wrote about looking in the mirror - not to see how beautiful … [Read More...]

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What do you see when you look in the personal finance mirror?

  Do you snicker at other people when they talk about personal finance? … [Read More...]

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A successful relationship takes more than a ring …

Many people have asked me about my logo. The interlocking rings theme was … [Read More...]