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Frugal (and last minute) Halloween Costumes for Kids

October 22, 2011

When I was a child, I had some really amazing costumes. I can remember being a witch, a clown, a ghost (of course) and Dracula. My brother was a clown also, a skeleton and a robot. The one amazing thing about all of our costumes is that they were either completely homemade by my...

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Are You Having Conversations About Financial Literacy?

October 20, 2011

As a parent, I teach my children to talk to me about anything. I encourage them to express their feelings, to share their experiences and to come to me with questions. I feel lucky to say that with my oldest son, I have established that bond (my younger son is still a bit too...

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Lesson Learned: Be Thorough When Renting an Apartment

October 14, 2011

In my excitement to move out of my mother’s home, I neglected some very important aspects of the apartment hunting process. Let’s be honest here; I was desperate! I wanted out of it so badly that I would have moved into any apartment in any part of town that wasn’t rat/bug infested. I did...

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