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  1. Little House on the Prairie Financial Lessons

    by , 08-05-2009 at 04:55 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie in the 70’s. Each episode had a moral to it, but it wasn’t until I staged a marathon viewing session courtesy of Netflix that I realized how many of those episodes dealt with the subject of money in some form. Maybe some of my money habits did come from TV, after all.

    If you have kids and want to teach them some solid lessons about money this summer (or just for your own enjoyment) here are the episodes that dealt most heavily with money ...
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  2. 8 Ways A Recession Can Benefit You In The Long Run

    by , 07-03-2009 at 05:11 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    In the midst of a recession, it’s easy to feel like things will never get better. The news is filled with reports of layoffs and stock market declines, the atmosphere at work is somber, and talk about the economy even makes its way into the TV shows you watch to get away from it all.

    But instead of just sitting around and feeling miserable or doing nothing and hoping for the best, there are steps you can actively take to improve your financial situation during a recession, when money ...
  3. SaveWealth.com

    by , 05-27-2009 at 04:00 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    SaveWealth.com

    SaveWealth Financial can help you sort through the myths, and put time-tested estate and retirement planning strategies into action

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  4. What Would Happen If Everyone Were Frugal?

    by , 05-17-2009 at 01:41 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Frugality and thrift are far from the predominant mindsets in our culture, even among the multitudes of people who are taking control of their finances and paying down debt. In times past (the Great Depression comes to mind), "thrift" was seen as a virtue, but not so much anymore. Frugality could, however, become popular again…someday.

    If a great cultural shift (maybe a cultural earthquake) occurred, and the majority of people chose to reject consumerism and live below their ...
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  5. The Consequences of Believing in the Entitlement Fairy Tale

    by , 02-05-2009 at 02:53 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    It seems like every day I hear someone talking about what they “deserve.”

    Some examples:

    “I work hard, so I deserve a nice vacation.”

    “The kids are only young once, they deserve the best of everything.”

    “I’ve worked all my life, so I deserve to retire in comfort.”

    “I’ve paid my dues so I deserve a promotion/raise.”

    “I’ve never had a nice car, so this time I deserve a convertible sports car.”

    The ...
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