Monthly Archives: August 2012

Don’t Waste Your Money on AAA: Four Options for Free or Low-Cost Roadside Assistance for Your Family

08/31/2012
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Don’t Waste Your Money on AAA: Four Options for Free or Low-Cost Roadside Assistance for Your Family

It’s time that you stop renewing your AAA membership. There are plenty of great, low-cost options for roadside assistance that make the yearly payout on AAA a complete waste of your family’s money. AAA is pretty much a rite of passage. A child collects their license at which time parents turn over their keys...

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How Does the Average Family Deal with Increasing Gas Prices

08/29/2012
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How Does the Average Family Deal with Increasing Gas Prices

Ouch! Have you ventured out to the gas pump lately? Hurricane Isaac has made landfall and we are all familiar with how the natural disaster plays out. The seas rise, the rain falls, the winds topple and the gas prices soar. In fact, prices jumped $.05 just today alone. Of course gas prices have...

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Carnival of Retirement: Calculated Risk or Foolish Mistake Edition

08/27/2012
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Carnival of Retirement: Calculated Risk or Foolish Mistake Edition

Entrepreneurs frequently need to flex, bend and break the rules of personal finance. Sometimes it means putting up safe assets for a risky investment. At other times an entrepreneur needs to accept a higher total cost to abate short term cash issues. No matter the rule you break, an entrepreneur wants the risk to...

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Only Yooks Put Their Dirty Dishes in the Sink: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #10

08/25/2012
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Only Yooks Put Their Dirty Dishes in the Sink: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #10

There are many important things in life. Your money is somewhere at the top, along with faith, family and friends. Where you place your dirty dishes would be somewhere in the middle; above chewing 27 times, but below putting the seat down. At least, that’s where it is for me. Far and away the...

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Reasons Why Families Need to Get Life Insurance: Take It From a Guy Not Trying to Sell You a Policy

08/22/2012
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Reasons Why Families Need to Get Life Insurance: Take It From a Guy Not Trying to Sell You a Policy

Relax. This is going to be a cheerier than usual post about life insurance. I can’t avoid using the “death” word, but I’m not going to tell you stories about families without life insurance. Unfortunately, it’s not because I don’t have a few personal experiences to share. Quite frankly, it wouldn’t do you any...

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Earn Your Family $25 and Get Free Roadside Assistance By Getting a Free Card: My Family Finances Deal for August 2012

08/18/2012
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Earn Your Family $25 and Get Free Roadside Assistance By Getting a Free Card: My Family Finances Deal for August 2012

Want to earn $25 and get free roadside assistance in about 5 minutes? American Express is offering families a $25 gift card when you sign up and load your prepaid debit card with $200. Even better, AMEX prepaid debit cards qualify for their free roadside assistance program. This month My Family Finances was approved...

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Baby Boomers Versus Millenials: Who Was More Financially Responsible at Age 20?

08/16/2012
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Baby Boomers Versus Millenials: Who Was More Financially Responsible at Age 20?

Baby Boomers have a lot of perceptions about their children and one of the most controversial is the idea that the Millenial generation is lazy. A boomerang kid is the more patronizing phrase bandied about the media. The idea is that young kids have no ambition and thus find their way back to mom...

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How to Get a Page Rank of 5: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #9

08/14/2012
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It’s been far too long since I’ve shared my favorite family finance posts of the week. Although I’ve been out of it, I’m proud to announce that going forward my links carry a little more weight with the Google Gods. My Family Finances has finally achieved page rank and it is a 5 and...

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No. You Don’t Need to Buy Life Insurance for Your Children

08/09/2012
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No. You Don’t Need to Buy Life Insurance for Your Children

Ever write a post that strikes the wrong chord with commenters? I’ve been featured on Yahoo Finance almost weekly for the last few months. It’s been great for traffic and page rank. Plus, who could complain about writing for such a large audience. However, it’s not all beer and pizza. Sometimes, it means being...

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How to Make Your Recipes Cheaper and Healthier Too

08/03/2012
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How to Make Your Recipes Cheaper and Healthier Too

You’ve all seen me overanalyze the family grocery bill, now I’ll take it a little further and show you tricks to making your meals cheaper. If you haven’t read the numbers behind the average family grocery bill, I encourage you to do so. This post is all about expanding on the idea of managing...

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