Monthly Archives: October 2012

Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2012

10/29/2012
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They come in makeup. They come in dress. They come with accessories. On October 31st, adults, children and dogs will be wearing their favorite costumes for Halloween. According to consumer research, some costumes are more popular than others. According to NRF’s research, these are the most popular Halloween costumes for 2012. Children 1. Princess...

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Women Lie More than Men When It Comes to How Much They Work

10/22/2012
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Women Lie More than Men When It Comes to How Much They Work

Don’t shoot me just yet! This title is not my opinion- it is just a sneaky, underhanded way to entice you to read. If you want to skewer me in the comments for headline trickery, I admit I’m guilty as charged. However, if you’ll lower your defenses for a moment, I’ll explain why women...

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How to Make a Bad Financial Situation Worse for Your Family

10/19/2012
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How to Make a Bad Financial Situation Worse for Your Family

I’ve seen the enemy and the enemy is me. There is no corner of our everyday lives where this rings truer than our own family finances. Struggling to balance your family’s checkbook can arise from tragedy or the climax of poor decision making, but more often than not, difficult situations become dire by our...

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Is the Water Closet the New Water Cooler and Top Ten Family Finance Posts

10/10/2012
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Is the Water Closet the New Water Cooler and Top Ten Family Finance Posts

For decades the water cooler has been the official hub for office putzing. Every Monday, it becomes the background for thorough analysis on the previous day’s football game, complete recaps on everyone’s favorite reality TV show and of course, the latest news off of the office grape vine. However, the porcelain gods are now...

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How Much Does the Average Family Spend on Halloween 2012?

10/08/2012
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How Much Does the Average Family Spend on Halloween 2012?

We’ve come along way over the centuries. Back in ancient Celtic times Halloween was all about sacrifice (I’ll leave it at that). These days Halloween is all about giving; dolling out goodies and perhaps a few friendly freights. The National Retail Federation reports that the average family is planning on spending more money than...

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Buying a House is definitely an Asset for Your Family

10/05/2012
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Buying a House is definitely an Asset for Your Family

Despite what Yahoo readers think, I’m an ardent proponent of owning a home. In fact, I’m willing to take Rich Dad, Poor Dad to task over the subject, because buying a home is definitely an asset, not a liability. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Robert Kiyosaki wrote the bestselling book, Rich Dad,...

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