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I love You Too Buddy_1243

Q&A: How can I afford to stay home with my baby?
 | Dimespring

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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Grandpa and Samantha

Hey Ladies! 3 Things Vital to Our Financial Well Being

We women are big stuff these days. Marketers want us.  Financial advisors want us.  And boy, do the politicians want us. I have news for them all though; we are not a new marketing niche.  We’ve been here all along!  It may be that we’re more recognizable as an economic and political force in recent […]

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Directions

Women Ask for Directions

Directions for Women, as I mentioned in my last post, is a great financial resource for women.  Directions for Women was created to “Empower, Educate, and Engage women in the management of their personal finance.”  Founder Eleanor Blayney and her team of fellow CFPs (Peg Downey, Elizabeth Jetton, and Candice McGarvey) are dedicated to changing […]

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Kids and Money

Good Money Sense in an “I Want it Now” World

When my niece was all of six, she asked for an iPod for Christmas.  Not some kid-sturdy version of a CD player to carry around.  Not even a plain old mp3 player.  Specifically, an iPod.  Thanks to my sister-in-law’s good sense, she didn’t get it.   But the fact that she knew to ask for an […]

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