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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 […]

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, […]

20 Money Saving Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Home and Garden, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Tips
Money saving ideas

I, like most everybody else, am looking for ways to save money. In my case, we are saving for our son’s college and our retirement. Not to mention that I am just frugal by nature and don’t like to waste money. So I’m always looking for money saving ideas. I’ve found some wonderful sites with […]

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 […]

ID Theft And Your Teen: What You Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Financial, Guest Posts, Information, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Over the past decade, identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Thieves use credit card information and social security numbers to have access to existing credit and also to apply for more credit in the name of victims. In fact, the IRS has estimated that […]

What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 1, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Giveaways, Summer, Travel

This is an easy question for me this year… vacation. In fact, we just got back from vacation, so it’s fresh on my pocketbook mind. I commented to my husband that I didn’t see how big families could afford to go on vacation. I do know that you can do it on a loss less […]

3 Ways to Secure Your “Nest Egg”

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 25, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
3 ways to secure your nest egg

Guest Post Image Source Most would agree that it has become more challenging than ever for people to save for retirement, let alone grow funds and secure a decent sized nest egg. Because return assumptions have dropped and interest rates are so low, people often need to stretch their available funds in ways that they […]

Borrowing Money for the New Year | The Ups, Downs & Everything Else

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 27, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post The idea of taking out a loan automatically seems to have negative connotations attached to it, however if you’re struggling with your finances after this Christmas, it might seem like a tempting option. Loans do come in many different forms however and the important part is that whatever finance options you take, the […]

How To Teach Children About Responsible Banking

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Educating children about banking is certainly one of the most hotly debated in many families – and not just because, as the Guardian has only recently once again confirmed, finding savings account offering decent rates has become all but impossible these days. Most importantly, dealing with finances is an important aspect […]