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Helpful Options and Resources for Your Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 10, 2017 | Categories: Financial
helpful resources for finances

Are you still uncertain about the economy, and how it may, or may not, affect your personal finances? Looking for some helpful resources? The government gets a bad rep from people. Do our elected officials “let us down” occasionally? Of course, they do. Yet, they provide numerous resources for those who are willing to do […]

Get Your Family Finances in Order

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
Get your family finances in order

Financial planning takes some of the stress out of family life. Many people associate budgeting with deprivation, but the opposite is true. When you have a good handle on your finances, it is actually freeing. It provides family security and allows you to set realistic goals for the future. Here are some steps to becoming […]

20 Ways You Can Save $600 This Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 29, 2016 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk, Savings
20 ways you can save $600 this year

Is there a place in your budget that can use a little help?  Most of us have weak spots or areas that we just don’t see as an issue.  If you feel like you need to save a little bit more, here are some tips to help you save $600 this year! 20 Ways to […]

Start Preparing Your Children Early

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Parenting

With the way the world is constantly changing it is important that your children be well prepared to survive in the world. As a parent it is your duty to make sure that your children have the proper knowledge, skills and wisdom to be able to make sound decisions and take care of themselves. With […]

Our Son is Becoming Money Smart Using Kids Wealth #KidsLearnMoney

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kids Wealth. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Remember last month when I told you about finding this great resource kit for […]

Raise Money Smart Kids with Kids Wealth #kidslearnmoney

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 6, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Money Talk

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kids Wealth. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. It was important to my husband and I to teach our son about money […]

6 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2015 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk

It’s that time of year again, no not Valentine’s Day, but…. tax time. If you expect a tax refund, it’s not so bad, though. The only problem you have is figuring out how to spend it. Sure you could go on a shopping spree and/or splurge on something you normally wouldn’t buy, but why not […]

Better Options to Bridge the Gap for Those Who Need Money

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2014 | Categories: Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post The most difficult thing about working is that paychecks rarely come on an acceptable schedule. Simply put, the money comes at one time, and the bills come during another. This can create major problems for people who are living paycheck-to-paycheck. What are they to do when they have car trouble, a dental emergency, […]

5 Steps to a More Frugal 2014

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Money Talk

I’ve had this article in a draft since January and forgot about it. It’s still early in 2014 and still very relevant… Many people set New Year’s resolutions that deal with saving money or cutting costs. They want to live more frugally so they can pay off debt, start a college fund for their kids, […]

Stock Market Games: Top Five Things You Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 29, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post For new investors, the stock market can seem confusing or scary. Knowing where and when to invest your money in the stock market can seem overwhelming. These five tips can help you feel more at ease when investing your money in the stock market: 1. More Than Dow Jones The American stock market […]