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5 Ways to Keep Summer Camp Affordable

As we discussed yesterday, summer camp is great for kids, but bad for budgets.  Fortunately, there are ways to save money on your camp expenses….




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10 Minutes to Higher Rates

If you have any money in savings, you have probably noticed that the interest rates that savings are earning right now is abysmal.  While I…


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Savings to the Rescue

Earlier this week, the Real Time Economics blog at the Wall Street Journal did a fascinating story on National Bureau of Economic Research paper that…


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Back to Basics: Saving

If you’ve been following the Back to Basics series, you might have noticed that I didn’t write one thing on the subject last week.  Bad…


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Food, Food, Food

As part of our Back to Basics series, Week Three is devoted to figuring out where your money is going.  For most people, food comprises…



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Back to Basics

During the government shutdown, no-military-pay scare earlier this month, it became even more apparent how many military families are stretched thin financially and living paycheck-to-paycheck. …


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16 April 2011 Weekend Roundup

Whew!  Now that we have survived the excitement of the last few weeks, it is time to resume our regularly scheduled programming.  Here are some…



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12 February 2011 Weekend Roundup

I am certain I could spent my entire day looking at interesting stuff on the internet.  Some things that particular interested me this week include:…


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17 January 2011 Weekend Roundup

I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm during this cold season.  Here’s some good reading for your time inside: Number 2 Bank Overcharges Troops…



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Preparing Your Finances For a Deployment

It is easy to think about the financial benefits of deploying, with various extra pays and tax-free pay.  However, it is important to make sure…



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13 November 2010 Weekend Roundup

Okay, I give up.  I’m not calling it the Saturday Roundup anymore, because I’m not doing a very good job of getting them out on…



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Discount Books: Worth The Money?

This is a very popular time of year for the sale of different brands of discount books.  Someone, usually a non-profit, will be selling a…