S4-15: JetBlue Blocked by Antitrust Laws, Soft Landings and Savings Rates

This week on Finance Explained, Meghan discussed the implications of antitrust law in the context of the blocked JetBlue and Spirit merger. Meghan also mentioned the possibility of the companies appealing the decision and predicted an increase in corporate merger activity due to economic conditions. She also discussed the implications of a ‘soft landing’ versus…

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S4-10: Budgeting for the Holidays & Choosing a 529 Plan

On this week’s episode of¬†Finance Explained, Meghan discussed concerns about rising HELOC interest rates. Meghan discussed the challenges many families face this holiday season due to inflation and uncertainty in the economy, encouraging individuals to set their own boundaries with their personal finances when budgeting for the holidays. Meghan discussed the best type of account…

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10+ Elements to Build A Successful Family Finance Plan

We talk about all sorts of different financial literacy topics here at Family Finance Mom. And sometimes, the amount of information out there to absorb and retain can be completely overwhelming. So this year, for Financial Literacy Month, I decided to create a checklist for you to follow to help you build a successful family…

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3 Simple Tips to Big Holiday Savings

 I received complimentary product from Burt’s Bees Baby to facilitate my review.  All opinions presented are 100% my own. #BurtsBeesBaby #Holiday Holiday savings sounds like an oxymoron, right?  But the holidays don’t have to be a budget-breaking extravaganza.  Today’s holiday post is the first in a multi-week series featuring holiday savings tips to celebrate the season…

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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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25+ Best Ways to Save Money

25+ Best Ways to Save Money Everyone always wishes they had more money. The truth is everyone has access to at least an extra $500 in their existing family finances; you just have to know where to go look for it. Today, you’ll discover just that: the 25+ best ways to save money, each one…

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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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The Ugly Truth About Student Loan Debt

It used to be a college degree was the ticket to upper-middle class prosperity, even wealth, a guaranteed investment win.  However, most millennials will tell you differently. This month’s topic on Financially Savvy Friday is student loans and student loan debt.  Most millennials today will tell you student loan debt has crippled any chance they have…

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