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5 Ways Marriage Counseling is Decreasing Our Money Fights

BY Andy Hill

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My wife and I don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to our money. The things that get me excited about our finances …


How to Build Kids’ Work Ethic and Money Management Skills

BY Chris Durheim

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Now that the school year has started, we officially have all three of our daughters in elementary school. With our kids getting older, we’ve been …


The Financial Checklist for the Recently Widowed

BY Emily Omier

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The immediate aftermath of a spouse’s death, regardless of whether or not you expected it, is a bewildering blur that many people actually can’t remember …


Financial Conversations You Should Have Before Getting Married

BY Chris Durheim

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My wife Jaime and I are celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary this month! It’s been an amazing journey but, like most marriages, we’ve had our …


Four Little-Known Medicaid Coverages for Disabled Children

BY Brynne Conroy

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When you have a special needs child, you’re more likely to work less hours and simultaneously spend more on family expenses. While raising a differently-abled …


How to Financially and Legally Prepare Your Family for Back-to-School Season

BY Chris Durheim

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As the school year kicks off, it’s a time of change for families across the country. New schedules, friends, teachers, and activities can create a …


How Giving an Allowance Inspired Good Financial Habits

BY Brynne Conroy

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Charlotte Baker is the mother of two young adults whom she has successfully raised to be financially responsible adults. Her daughter runs her own business …


4 Money Lessons Learned While Road Tripping

BY Chris Durheim

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A few years ago, my sister-in-law was having a destination wedding in Arizona and there was no way we were going to miss it. That …