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Category Archives: Tips & Warnings

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

The Best Way to Teach Your Children about Money

Hello readers of Anita’s blog. We are Paul & Camille Walker from www.kidsfamilyfinance.com and honored to guest post today. Over at KidsFamilyFinance we are a niche blog that is all about teaching kids about money. One question we have asked ourselves (and heard many others ask as well) is why do kids learn so much

4 Reasons to Have Food Storage in Times of Non-Emergency

*Article written by Karen Jensen, my sister and co-author of our book Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Successful Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. Welcome Karen, Shortly after my husband and I were married we decided to work on building a food storage supply. We didn’t have

How to Prevent Pin Numbers from Being Stolen

Recently, I saw a video that was very informative. It showed how a new device thatis selling for a couple hundred bucks can steal your pin number even if you hide it from others and EVEN after you have walked away from the pin pad. It’s so important I wanted to share it with you.

How to Go Garage/Yard Sale-ing Successfully

  I save thousands each and every year… sometimes I save thousands in a month using these 15 tips and strategies when I go garage/yard sale-ing. The year of our entire home remodel and the year of preparing and saving on our first baby, I easily saved over ten thousand dollars each year! Although it may

How to Check off Your Bucket List on a Tight Budget

Whether we have written them down or not, the vast majority of us have dreams and goals. There are places we want to travel to, perhaps a home, car, or motorcycle we want to buy, an amazing cruise to go on, sky diving, swimming with sharks, climbing Mt. Everest, etc. Whatever our dreams are on

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