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Don’t Let The Allures of Summer Bust Your Budget

We’re flashing back this Friday to Dan’s post about keeping summer affordable… Up here in Duluth, MN, it’s basically summer (or at least an approximation of what summer generally looks like in this part of the country.  It’s a bit

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Posted in Budgeting, Overspending

Preparing For And Surviving Unemployment

We’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about how to prepare for an unexpected bout of unemployment, as well as surviving it without going into debt. We all want to feel secure should something happen such as a layoff; however, we

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Unemployment

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

Overcoming Barriers to Homeownership

Homeownership is a dream for so many Americans, but a lot of people, especially younger adults, face barriers to purchasing a home. Besides increased house prices in some locations, other major barriers include: Not enough money saved for down payment

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Posted in Housing
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