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Tag Archives: finances

4 Things You Should Be Saving For Right Now

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 20, 2019 | Categories: Money Talk, Savings
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In a hyper-connected, hyper-consumer society it is easy to spend, spend, and spend some more! But, the problem with that is, it is going to leave you and your family inundated with goodies in the short term, but left out in the cold in the longer term. Instead, you should be saving some right now. […]

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Smart Financial Tips for Teens

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: April 9, 2019 | Categories: Financial
financial tips

This is a sponsored post. All opinions about smart financial tips for teens are 100% my own. Time flies, and nowhere is this truer than when it comes to your children. My son is already 16 years old, and at times I wonder if I have done everything I could – or should – have done […]

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Things You Need to Include in Your Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 13, 2019 | Categories: Financial
budget

This post on budget tips and the importance of not letting your life insurance policy lapse is sponsored by Mason Finance. All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve made a budget since my early twenties… long before I got married and had a family. I like knowing where my money goes. Lucky for me, my […]

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8 Reasons Why Your Family Budget Isn’t Working

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 28, 2018 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
family budget

The most common piece of financial advice that you’ll hear is that you need to have a budget. If you’re not keeping track of your spending and budgeting your money correctly, you’re never going to be in a stable financial position, and you won’t be able to save up money for the future. The problem […]

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Change Your Financial Situation Starting TODAY

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 11, 2018 | Categories: Money Talk
Financial situation

Not all of us are blessed to be in the financial situation we hoped or would like ourselves to be in, are we? I am sure that a little extra disposable income each month would not go unnoticed and there are so many things we would like to do if we had the extra cash […]

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Finances a Mess? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 27, 2017 | Categories: Financial
Finances a mess? Here's why

Finances a mess? If you’ve ever looked at your bank balance and vowed never to look at it again, had your card declined, had to borrow money from a relative, or all of those things, chances are you’re not dealing with your finances properly. It takes strength to admit that your finances are a mess, […]

In Debt? Face It Head On

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 12, 2017 | Categories: Financial
In debt? Face it head on

If you’re in any sort of debt, you need to tackle it head-on. You might think the majority of people reading this won’t be dealing with debt or if they are, they’ll be able to handle it. But that’s not true. According to research, the majority of Americans are in debt, and without intervention, most […]

Financial Mistakes: How to Heal Your Financial Regrets

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2017 | Categories: Financial
How to heal your financial regrets... woman worrying over bills and money

If you’ve ever made a financial mistakes in the past, you know how painful it can be. Perhaps you went a few months without paying your bills, or maybe you embarked on a business venture that didn’t work out. Whatever it is, the chances are that it hurts and it’s weighing heavy on your mind. […]

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Coping With The Financial Struggles Of Post College Life

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 21, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk
Coping with financial struggles post college

Once you have graduated from college, the financial struggles start to get real. While you were having difficulty during college, you knew you had your loan to fall back on after a while to keep you ticking over. But now you are in the big wide world with a mountain of debt to pay, which […]

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