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How I Paid off my $64,000 Mortgage in 15 Months

In the summer of 2012, I decided to divert all my financial energy toward one goal: paying off my mortgage. With some careful planning and discipline, I was able to pay off the $64,000 balance in just 15 months.

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Three Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Money

How do you teach your kids the basics about money and get them off to a good start? Keep it simple by using three tricks to steer them in the right direction.

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Why my Most Powerful #1 Budgeting Tool is a Checkbook Register Spreadsheet

Confession: I love spreadsheets! I also love automation. I’ve tried several budgeting tools, but I always return to the dependable and easy electronic checkbook register for one important reason – it’s a powerful forecasting tool.

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The Yo-Yo Sisters on Losing and Gaining Weight Over and Over

I am the centerpiece of three girls in the family, and while our two brothers are lean and fit, my sisters and I have been up and down on the scale our entire lives. We are the Yo-Yo Sisters!

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How I Found Happiness

Are you happy?  Do you want to be happy?  I don’t mean happy ALL THE TIME, but are you generally happy, and dare we say content, with your current life? The good news is that happiness can be achieved!

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