Helping Military Families Make The Most of Their Money

It might not be fun to face your finance situation, but you can’t move forward until you know where you are now.  And digging through files and tracking down lost passwords is not a recipe for situational awareness. That’s why this week’s worksheet is all about debt:  what debts you have, their interest rates, charges
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I apologize for the lateness of this week’s Wednesday Worksheet…I could not get it formatted in a way that looked good and was comfortable to use.  I think I have finally gotten it right.  This Net Worth Worksheet will help you easily calculate your net worth right now.. This week’s worksheet is fairly simple.  You track
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Thanks to a lucky tweet, I caught this great article by Randy Willis at Skint Dad blog.  I had never heard about this blog, and probably never would have except that the tweet caught my, with the title of the article in it: “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” In the context of
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Each year, thousands of military families execute a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to a location that is outside the Continental United States (OCONUS.)  Despite a generous array of allowances, there are still plenty of out-of-pockets costs.  Careful planning can help you to ensure that you keep those non-reimbursed expenses to a minimum. Learn
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While neither a banker, an economist, or a philospher, Rudyard Kipling was a very smart man.  He also had a wide variety of experiences in life, living in India, England, and American, and traveling extensively.  We’ve all heard the phrase, “spend less than you earn.”  Kipling makes the same sentiment sound elegant and thoughtful. “All
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Well, that whole book giveaway thing didn’t flip anyone’s skirt, so I’m going to try a different tactic on Wednesdays.  Using all those books I’ve got on my bookshelves, I’m going to create some easy worksheets that you can use to organized and improve your financial situation.  You can read the post and just get
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Being able to stay home with your children is a blessing to the whole family, but sometimes your bank account can feel a little stretched. What if you could find a way to make a little extra money while still keeping your primary job as a cuddle-giver, laundry conductor, face washer and dinner maker? If
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I can not find any attribution to this quote, but I love it anyway. “Rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich.” I know you know people who fit this quote; either very wealthy folks who don’t talk about it, or people who act like
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Still cleaning out my bookcases, and this week I have the fabulous Jean Chatzky’s Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever to give away.  This book is targetted at a female population, but its messages are good for everyone. Things I love about this book:  It is simple, and
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Online shopping has become big business, and it continues to grow.  Sixty percent of shoppers report that they are moving more towards online shopping.  I love shopping online because it saves me the hassle of dealing with crowded shopping malls and difficult people.  It also often saves me money. While I think that I am
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