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6 Apps for the Budget-Conscious Mom

By Audrey Morris

Moms know how important budgeting and keeping track of spending is. They also know how complicated it is to keep track of paper coupons, in-store and online deals, rebates, sales, and those unexpected costs that pop up. Now, however, your smartphone can help you keep your budget in check and find deals
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Four Tips to Start Saving More Money Now

By Pamela Yellen

Building your savings -- not an easy task in the best of times -- has become even more of a challenge. While women typically earn less than men in most occupations, the good news is that women's jobs have mainly held up during the recession. Women have a 20% lower unemployment rate than men, according
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The Family Bum: How to deal with family members who constantly ask for money

By JustMommies staff

Money is more important now than ever for many families. If you are one of the families fortunate enough to be in good financial shape during these tough economic times, this may make you a magnet for the family bum. Jeanne Fleming, financial ethics columnist for Money magazine and co-author of Isn’t
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5 Easy Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

By JustMommies staff

Sponsored by Aussie According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average family spends about $6,400 a year just on food. That breaks down to a little over $500 a month. This does not include other grocery shopping expenses like household cleaners, toiletries, and various other non-food spending.
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Five Money Issues Couples Must Never Fight Over

By A. B. Jacobs

It’s normal that spouses harbor different opinions on a variety of subjects. The two maroon shirts I occasionally wear—and love—are regarded by my wife as particularly ugly. As she’s kind enough to humor me on this matter, it’s only fitting that I don’t openly criticize the TV melodrama she
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4 Ways to Recession Proof Your Family Finances

By JustMommies staff

It doesn’t take an economic wizard to know that we’re living in tough times. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but there are still ways to protect your finances and try to make your family recession proof. During difficult economic times it’s more important than ever to be prepared for unexpected
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12 Money Saving Tips

By Erin Lozano

Create a budget -- This is one of those tasks in our household that is right up there with brushing your teeth. It is a must do and it is on the calendar every week. Every Sunday I make a meal plan for the week and I refine our weekly budget. Out of this process I developed a cash flow management
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Paying Off Your Credit Cards: The Five Step Plan

By JustMommies staff

The current economic crisis can seem overwhelming and out of control – but you can exert more control over your own financial situation, and paying off your credit cards should be at the top of your personal “to do” list. By paying off your credit cards you’ll be able to focus on managing day-to-day
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An Emotional Stimulus Plan: Why you need one to succeed in turbulent times.

By Margie Warrell

Yesterday a friend emailed me to say that after years trying to make it as a freelance writer she's admitted defeat and is now trying to find a paying job. I replied to her that she needed to drop the 'defeated' talk and instead reframe her situation more positively. That is that she enjoys freelance
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A Goal a Day

By JustMommies staff

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. When I look at my list of 101 Goals, some of them seem downright daunting. Especially the long term goals. Some people have absolutely amazing ideas but they abandon their goal because it seems too overwhelming and they quit because they become discouraged.
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