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Looking to save more money, get out of debt, or start investing? You’re in the right place, mama! Here you’ll find strategies and tips from real moms and personal finance experts.

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The Worst Financial Advice We’ve Ever Heard

When it comes to money, we all have questions. Unfortunately, not everyone has good answers. And if you don’t have a solid foundation of financial knowledge, it can be hard to tell the worst financial advice from the best. And when we can’t trust our financial advisors, the water gets even muddier. Some financial advice …

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Confessions of a Compulsive Saver: How Marrying a Spender Rescued Me

I was born a saver. My parents weren’t savers, we never had an allowance system that lasted more than a month, and I don’t remember anyone having to tell me to save money. ¬†Yet, save money I did. ¬†Every penny I got went into the bank or into a box in my closet to be …

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Why Our Home Is An Expense, Not An Investment

I am a big believer that your house is not an investment, but an expense. ¬†For many American families, whose home is the biggest component of their net worth (total assets minus total liabilities), this is a tough pill to swallow. ¬†Families convince themselves to make expensive upgrades to their home because it is an …

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