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Shopping for Last Minute Tax Breaks

It wouldn’t be Christmas without lights on Main Street, cookies for Santa, packages from Amazon. And what’s Christmas without year-end tax legislation? Never to disappoint, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act (TIPA) on December 19. For the most part TIPA is nothing new, and in fact the “extenders” […]

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College Student Debt in America

Thanks to Consolidated Credit for providing this infographic on college debt. Staggering college debt is no way to start off a secure financial future. Yet thousands of students every year rack up thousands of dollars in debt. The average college student attending a four-year institution ends up with $25,000 in debt upon graduation, which is […]

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Shopping on a Shoestring with Kids in Velcro Shoes

I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to share a new feature with you here on Purposeful Money.  If you’ve ever been frustrated by the challenges of raising kids on a tight budget, then we have some good news for you!  New mommy and budget stretcher extraordinaire Andra Baehr will be sharing her money saving […]

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Dollars for Scholars

Want some tips on where to find scholarships and how to manage the application process? I recently wrote two posts about it on a new personal financial website called Dimespring. Dimespring is an interactive community with contributions from financial professionals as well as blogs by non-financial pros who write about their money struggles.  I was […]

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