3 Old Home Appliances Worth Replacing ASAP

Being thrifty by hanging onto aging appliances can sometimes backfire on you, especially when those appliances pose a danger to yourself and/or your home. Some may even drive up energy costs significantly, which defeats the purpose of hanging onto them. You might want to think twice about these three major home appliances before limping them along well past their prime.

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Treading the Waters of a Lawsuit? 4 Ways to Stay Afloat Financially

Being involved in litigation can be challenging on many levels. A fair amount of time is needed to prepare for each phase of the process, including discovery, possible settlement, and the trial. In addition, although some attorneys agree to take the case and accept a percentage of the settlement amount or trial award as payment, others will need to be paid separately. Additional fees may be needed up front for depositions, official records, and related expenses. To ensure that you can afford the attendant costs of a lawsuit, here are four possible ways to ensure you have adequate funds if needed.  Continue reading “Treading the Waters of a Lawsuit? 4 Ways to Stay Afloat Financially”

Missing Money: How Your Fun Budget Can Get So Low So Fast

A critical element of smart money management is effective budgeting. You must create a detailed and accurate budget, and you must live within the means that you have established in that budget. One common way that people plan ahead for entertainment, dining out and other fun things is by allocating funds to a special account that is used specifically for these purposes. However, many people are unfortunately dismayed by how quickly this money is spent. If you are wondering where all of your fun money is going, take a closer look at these common culprits.

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Time for Another Baby, Maybe? 4 Things to Consider Before Having a Second Child

When you’ve proven that you can successfully parent a child, you likely start considering having another. More children can mean more love in your household, but it can also mean a whole lot of questions. These are four things to consider before having a second child. Continue reading “Time for Another Baby, Maybe? 4 Things to Consider Before Having a Second Child”

Have A Teenaged Kid? 3 Unexpected Expenses To Prepare Yourself For

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Raising a child is never easy. With all the unexpected expenses, however, it can drain your bank account all too quickly. Additionally, kids get more and more expensive as they get older. Here are three of the biggest unexpected costs that come with raising teens and what you can do to prepare for them. Continue reading “Have A Teenaged Kid? 3 Unexpected Expenses To Prepare Yourself For”

Frugal Fun: 3 Ways To Ease Your Family’s Financial Burden Without Too Much Sacrifice

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If you’re like many families, you’re trying to find ways to ease the financial burden of the family as much as possible without sacrificing a normal life. Whether you have one income or multiple incomes in the family, there are a few ways that you can easily save money so that you have extra if there’s an emergency or if you want to do something fun with the family. It will take a bit of planning, but if you stay organized and on top of your budget, then you can live like other families without wasting a lot of money. Continue reading “Frugal Fun: 3 Ways To Ease Your Family’s Financial Burden Without Too Much Sacrifice”