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  • October 17, 2013

    I’ve been lucky enough to fall completely, madly in love. I remember my first love and how the world revolved around that person. I would do almost anything to make him happy, even if I didn’t agree with his choices. Now that I’...

  • October 8, 2013

    They say money can’t buy you love, but it can certainly impact the health of your relationship. While there’s quite a bit of advice out there for managing money when you share a household, the issues become murkier when you are dating and living...

  • October 8, 2013

    I hate it when my friends perform better than I do. Not that I wish them any worse. I just wish I were doing slightly better. Fortunately, it is always possible to improve my financial outlook by...

  • September 19, 2013

    As a stay-at-home mom with a one-year-old, life can get a little mundane for both the baby and me. We live in an area that does not have a lot of...

  • September 12, 2013

    I have a confession to make, I HATE summer time as I am not a fan of the heat. Throughout most of the summer I am anxiously awaiting my favorite time of the year – fall! I love pretty much everything about the fall, from the cooling temperatures...

  • September 10, 2013

    When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the late 90s, I remember liking the slogan “Peace Corps - the toughest job you’ll ever love”. It’s still a good slogan, but now that I have kids, I have to respectfully disagree - being a parent is even...

  • September 6, 2013

    In the summer of 1996 several boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts changed my life. Sounds a touch on the dramatic side, but it’s true. My sister and I worked in the grueling heat of a North Carolina summer morning to sell donuts to shoppers at my mother...

  • September 4, 2013

    When you think about getting married, you think about pretty dresses, big parties, and an amazing honeymoon. What you don't tend to think about is joint bank accounts, debt ratios, and discretionary income. I mean, who wants to walk down the...

  • August 30, 2013

    It has been an absolute whirlwind these last 5 weeks since we had our first baby. We read, prepped, researched and read some more only to find ourselves still relatively overwhelmed by this new person in our lives.

    As much of a roller...

  • August 22, 2013

    If you’re going through a divorce, the last thing you want to think about is your taxes. But you may be facing a very different tax situation, and it helps to determine...