Saving Money

Where Should You Keep An Emergency Fund?

The first major step on the Family Finance Road Map to free yourself from credit cards and adding to your debt is to build an Emergency Fund. But where to keep that emergency fund is this week’s follower Ask Me Anything topic. Every day, I get lots of great questions from followers across social media,…

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How to Save Money At the Grocery Store

When it comes to budgeting, many families struggle with sticking to their food budget every month. There are lots of ways to lower your monthly grocery spend: you can save money on groceries by meal planning, eating in instead of eating out, but you can also learn how to save money at the grocery store…

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How to Shop at Aldi

Learn the ins and outs of how to shop at ALDI, the international discount grocery chain, to save money on your family’s grocery bill. When it comes to budgeting, many families single biggest struggle is grocery spending. You try to save money by meal planning, you make lists, you try to eat in instead of…

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How Much Money Should I Save for Retirement

Once your budget is under control, the next most common question I get is 'How much should I save for retirement?' If you can answer when you want to retire, and how much you plan to spend each year, you can use the FREE downloadable Retirement Calculator to tell you how much you need to save in total, and each year until you retire to get there. #retirement #personalfinance #retirementplanning #financialplanning

Once your budget is under control, the next most common question I get is “How much should I save for retirement?” Our retirement plan is likely to look a lot different than it did for our grandparents, and even our parents… and most of us aren’t saving nearly enough!

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5 Easy Ways to Stock Up & Save On Diapers

14,730. Over the last 6 years, that’s how many diapers I’ve changed with three kids. And I still have a year and more than 2,000 diapers left to go. Two of those years were spent with two kids in diapers at the same time. If I start to think what that translates to in terms of dollars, I might actually start to cry.  But it’s been tremendous motivation to find the most efficient, cheapest way to buy diapers possible. And thanks to Pampers and Sam’s Club, I think I’ve done just that.

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Are You Worried About the Cost of College?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Private College 529 Plan. As always, opinions remain 100% my own. As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, I am intimately familiar with the incredible value and opportunity provided by a highly ranked, private college education. I am also all too keenly aware of its…

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Don’t Blink! College Will Be Here Before You Know It

This post was sponsored on behalf of Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET). As always, all opinions remain 100% my own. I blinked. And Facebook kindly reminded me that our visit to her preschool… the one we made before we actually enrolled… really was 2 years ago. Her preschool graduation is in 2 weeks.  Just writing…

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