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10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor Before Hiring One

Ever wonder whether you have enough money to even meet with a Financial Advisor? Or maybe you aren’t even sure how a financial advisor can help you? Catch my Q&A with Brittan from Financial AdvisHER to help you answer those, as well as what questions to ask a financial advisor BEFORE hiring one. When it…

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Know Your Family’s Risk: How the National Debt Affects YOU!

Learn why the national debt matters and how it directly impacts your family now, and going forward We all have our biased lens through which we look at the world. As a former financial analyst, my lens is biased towards the numbers: dollars, cents and statistics. While today there are many points of highly publicized political debate,…

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Are You Worried About How to Pay for Your Kid’s College?

How do parents pay for college? This is one of the questions I get asked more by moms than just about any other. We obviously all want the best for our children’s future, but the cost of our children’s future education is astronomical (and growing larger by the year). It is no wonder it keeps…

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4 Ways to Feel Less Overwhelmed at Tax Time

A recent survey of 1,000 moms by H&R Block revealed more than 40% of mothers feel overwhelmed during tax season. Last week, I interviewed Lynn Ebel, JD, LLM, Director at The Tax Institute at H&R Block to learn more about what causes moms to feel so overwhelmed by tax season, what families can do to…

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20+ Best Books about Finance

It’s no secret to any of you that I’m a big finance nerd… put that together with my love of reading and I’ve read a lot of finance books in my life. Books build knowledge, inspiration and motivation like nothing else out there. There’s a reason the most successful people in the world are avid…

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Do You Really Need Life Insurance?

Before kids, most parents never even gave life insurance a thought. Most of us don’t like to dwell on our own mortality… especially when celebrating a new life, the birth of a child! But when you have a new baby, that’s exactly when you should be thinking about it most. It’s what life insurance for parents is for – to protect your family financially when faced with the loss of you or your spouse. So what exactly is life insurance? How does it work?

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What Every Mom Should Know About Personal Property Insurance

Every six months when the insurance premium bill comes due, you groan as you pay it. But when life’s unexpected occurs – the storm that drops a tree through your roof, or the day you don’t hit the breaks in time and rear end the car in front of you – personal property insurance let’s you breathe a sigh of relief. Today’s Family Financial Savvy covers the second part of my interview with Eli Zimmer of Daigle & Travers talking about Property and Casualty Insurance.

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7 Secrets to a Successful First Home Mortgage

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. “We are pre-approved for WHAT?!?!” I will never forget nearly falling out of my chair when my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to get our mortgage pre-approval to buy our first home over a decade ago. We still had student loans, car…

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