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Ways to Prepare (Financially) for a New Baby

By Laura Carlson

Don't let the costs of raising a child scare you – tame your financial frights instead!
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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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15 Simple Ways to Lower Your Monthly Budget

By JustMommies staff

For many of us, frugal living is scary. Yet, most of us would like to spend less and have more money in our pockets at the end of the month. When you start thinking about cutting down your bills, it might seem like there isn’t a lot you can do to save money. You might think of a lot of little things
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Creating a Family Budget

By JustMommies staff

Everyone is feeling the financial crunch these days, and it seems like money matters are totally out of our control. That may be true on the large scale, but in day-to-day life, you have a lot of control – and one of the best ways to manage household expenses is to create a family budget. Once you
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