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11 Tips and Tricks Every eBay Buyer Should Know About

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Liberty Mutual Insurance . All opinions are 100% mine. eBay is full of amazing and great deals. Buying on eBay.com has saved me a lot of money. There are many tips and tricks to maximize your hard-earned money when buying on eBay. Below are 11

How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Market Corrections and Economic Downturns

Market corrections have historically occurred about every 6-8 years in America, the last being in 2008-2009, and before that 2002. Some have been much worse than others. But the last two (in the past 15 years) experienced over a 40% drop. Many investors and economists say that we are at a place where a market correction could

Financial Advice Featured on Bankrate and Yahoo! Finance

I was so excited to be featured on Bankrate and Yahoo! Finance this last week. I wanted to share the article with you because it is full of awesome money advice from others as well. You can find it here on Bankrate  and here on Yahoo! Finance I go into much more detail about what

To Those Who Are Always Wanting to Buy More

Growing up I read a kid’s book called, “When You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. In it a mouse asks its owner for a cookie. The owner complied. Then the mouse wanted a glass of milk to accompany the cookie. Next, he wants a napkin. That doesn’t sound too ridiculous yet now does it? But

10 Must-Take Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

Recently, my brother in law’s boss called and asked him why he was filing for unemployment. Seeing as how he was at work that day, his boss was perplexed. My brother-in-law hadn’t filed for unemployment. To figure things out, my sister called the state department and found out that his identity had been stolen. She

Important Steps to Home Ownership

So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding

Dr. Laura’s Review of Our Book Living a Rich Life as a Stay at Home Mom

Dr. Laura Schlessinger reviewed and endorsed our book on her popular radio talk show today! Karen and I are beyond excited!! I’ve been listening to Dr. Laura ever since I was a little girl and I admit, I teared up when she said the things she did. Dr. Laura is such a champion of stay-at-home

Championing Motherhood Community

Do you talk to your best friend about credit card debt? Do you post about your never ending bills on Facebook? Do you have anyone to talk to about how the paycheck never seems to cover everything? Who do you go to when you and your husband argue (esp. about money)? At girl’s night out

What You Need to Know before Joining a Multi-Level Marketing Company

When I was 16 I attended a few recruit meetings for an MLM company. If you’ve never been to one, let me tell you, they are pretty convincing. Fancy charts, graphs, and high income earning reports were all put in front of me. Promises were made of easy, quick, and huge income amounts, all for

How to Save on Medical Expenses

Being on a family medical plan for the last five years and having two children, two surgeries, and doctor visits, there really is no other bill I dread more than a medical bill. The reason for my dread is because first, they are often quite costly and second, more often than not they are wrong

Need Help Setting Financial Goals? Don’t Miss This Money Personality Quiz

This last holiday season was amazing! I had wonderful times, received and gave great gifts, made lasting memories, and had a blast spending time with family and friends. That said, I’m ready to be more productive and start thinking about goals, hopes, and dreams for 2015. When I set goals for the New Year I

31 Step Financial Fitness Boot Camp Course

Do you feel like you are never going to make it out of debt? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Or perhaps your just wanting to save more for retirement? No worries. You’re at the right place. Karen my financially savvy sister and co-author of our book, Living a Rich Life as a

How an Index Card Helped Me Get Out of Credit Card Debt

Today I’m excited to share a get-out-of-debt-success-story with you. It’s actually the story of a life-long family friend, Stephen Gardner and his wife working together to do what many young families dream of: becoming debt free. Since we have been great friends for a long time, I was able to watch a few of the struggles and the

How to Cultivate Contentment and True Happiness

Many are on a quest to find contentment and true happiness. There are many ways to cultivate happiness and to become more content. I list them below. But first I want to share the following story which helps to illustrate that happiness and being content is not dependent on material goods or wealth. Karen Jensen, my

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