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What to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

Rents are crazy high. I regularly meet with people who tell me they want to buy a house because that rent money is just going into someone else’s pocket. On the surface this seems like sound reasoning, but there are

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Revenue Recapture

It is that time of year with qualifying Minnesotans getting refunds from the state for property taxes or rent paid. Or not. Some unhappy folks are not getting their tax refunds, thanks to Revenue Recapture. The Revenue Recapture Act authorizes

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Posted in Taxes

How to Manage Money in a Relationship

Communication is key to a happy relationship and that also applies to managing money. The more you talk about it and work on it together, the better off you’ll be together. But different methods work for different couples. So here

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Posted in Budgeting, Relationships

Why Giving Actually Makes You A Happier Person

We’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about giving to others and why people who give are generally happier, regardless of income. A colleague recently loaned me her copy of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by

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Posted in Financial Wellness

Still Helping Your Adult Children?

Our blog on parents helping grown children continues to be our number one read blog 4 years in a row! There is a reason for this: it is a pervasive and disturbing issue for families. I know I see it

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Posted in Debt, Financial Wellness, Kids, Relationships, Retirement
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