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My Company is Changing my 401k!

Recently my employer made some pretty significant changes to our 401k plan. Specifically, they tweaked the investment funds we have access to. Some new funds were added, some were eliminated, and some just stayed the same. 409 more words


Winter Spending Freeze

Winter is coming… and so are two weddings. Much quicker then I’m ready for. While my diet is on a freeze (I just ate a plate of cookies), I’m going to focus on my finances. 889 more words

It Can't Be Wrong If It Feels So Right

Since I’ve been writing this blog, my friends have begun to think I’m judging their spending habits. One friend, who came over for dinner with a lovely pie purchased from a bakery, exclaimed that she knew it would be OK since I had written about how making your own pies isn’t necessarily cheaper than buying one. 627 more words


How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a House Today?

The other day, I was talking to a couple friends of mine that are starting their journey to home ownership.  They asked me a great question: “What’s the least amount of money we need to buy a house?”  Of course, there is no one magic number that I or anyone else can give that applies to everyone.   473 more words

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I took a trip to H&M Store this morning. There was a location nearby that opened over the weekend. A 10 minute drive to Uptown Village sounded a whole lot better than a 25 minute drive to the nearest location at Northpark Mall. 619 more words


Teaching my kids – Part 3: Compound Interest

I will be writing some post to try to educate my kids. I know they are still very young (4 and 7) but it is never too early to start. 675 more words


Green Green Green....Crazy?

“In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish.” 661 more words

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