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Stressing about Taxes? Survival Steps!

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed, I thought it might be a little extra stressful to prepare my tax return for 2018 with all the different changes. Well, now tax filing time is here and the number crunching begins! Let's look at steps you can take to reduce tax filing stress. Before you pull out a calculator or login in to a tax return preparation program, take time to...

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Financial Transparency? What's that?

In December's podcast, Family Financial Feuds "To Show or Not To Show", Camaya and I mentioned my friend and colleague Emily Koochel's work with the financial transparency scale . Emily Koochel is a PhD student at Kansas State University and a graduate teaching assista...

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Family Finanical Feuds - Who Are We With Money?

In November, Kathy Sweedler wrote a blog post titled "Money Avoider? Giver? What's your Money Personality?" Kathy and I really enjoy discussing money personalities, scripts and even habitudes, so much so we recorded a podcast about it. Listen to "Who Are We With Money?" this...

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I’m thinking of a Number between 300 to 850

I remember when I first started to learn about how to build and manage my credit in college. Many financial numbers were thrown around and were often confusing to a novice like me. People who do not work in finance or who have little motivation to pay attention to the importance of different numbers, or why lenders rely on them, may overlook them....

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Visualize Your Financial Well Being

The beginning of a new year is often a time to set new goals and plans, and often these goals involve money. This year let's talk about financial goals in a little different way. Think about your financial well-being: where you are now? where you'd like to be in the future? Take a look at the eight i...

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Family Financial Feuds - To Show or Not to Show?

Join Camaya and Sasha this month in discussing whether to show or not to show your credit report to your significant other! Listen to us on Soundcloud!...

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3 tips for shopping online this holiday season

My shopping experiences have changed radically over the past few years. The older I get, the more I have a hard time going shopping. On the other hand, I have friends and family members who enjoy walking through the stores, finding the best bargains, and the right things that fit their needs. Online shopping opened up a new avenue for consumers, including me, to have a different type of...

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