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Q&A: How can I afford to stay home with my baby?
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Considering staying home with your new (or even older) bundle of joy?  My latest post on Dimespring will help you think it through.       The key decision point: You’ll need to weigh your newly revised living expenses against two numbers: Your combined net take home pay, minus the cost of child care, and […]

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The Good Life or the Goods Life?

This video from Produced by the Center for a New American Dream talks about ways to avoid materialism and live a life that reflects your true values. Their website has lots of great ideas for creating a sustainable community too.  Although my favorite video about consumerism is still Veggie Tales‘ “Madame Blueberry” and the Stuff […]

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Walking the Money Tightrope with Almost Grown Kids

I hate to break it to you, sleep deprived new parents; parenting teens will make you long for the days of diapers and spit up. It does get easier as the teen years wane and your child’s reasonable mind returns. But there in the fuzzy world between having grown-up children and children who don’t want […]

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Staggering Student Loan Facts

According to to this article on SmartMoney.com Total student loans outstanding are expected to reach $840.5 billion by end of September (up 10%) The 66% of the class of 2012 with student loans averaged $28,720 vs $9,320 in 1993 (according to FinAid.org) The Treasury Dept reports docking Social Security payments of 115,000 retirees so far […]

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