Tag Archive: budget

Apr 03 2012

Using comic books to teach financial literacy

By Jason Alderman For decades, millions of kids have faithfully followed the adventures of their favorite comic book superheroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men – sometimes well into adulthood. Although often considered pure escapism, comic books also can serve an educational role – whether it’s teaching the principles of science, demonstrating right vs. wrong or …

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Feb 21 2012

Uncover the mystery of product dating

By Mary Hunt Pop quiz: You pull a chicken from the fridge to fix for dinner and notice that yesterday was the “Sell By” date. You should: a. Throw it away. b. Cook it to an internal temperature of 195F. minimum to kill the salmonella. c. Relax. FDA regulations required this chicken be sold before …

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Feb 21 2012

Can your family afford college?

By Jason Alderman I’m a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a degree really worth the cost?” For many people it certainly is: On average, college graduates earn $550,000 more than …

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Feb 14 2012

Simple ways to save $7,000

By Tawra Kellam Many of us often feel overwhelmed by debt and don’t know how to start climbing out of it. For others it’s a misconception that the more money you earn the easier it is to save. Tawra and Michael Kellam paid off $20,000 of credit card debt and medical bills in 5 years …

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Jan 30 2012

Talking finances with your Valentine

By Jason Alderman As you and your spouse celebrate Valentine’s Day over a candle-lit dinner, you may want to avoid romance-killing topics like, “Honey, let’s talk about our financial future.” But you really should have that conversation sooner rather than later to keep your relationship on a healthy footing. Major life changes may require you …

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Jan 24 2012

Secret to success: put your mind over money

By Terry Savage Managing your finances successfully is just a question of “mind over money.” All the knowledge in the world won’t help you become successful if you lack knowledge — and self-discipline. You’ve all heard the ordinary instructions about managing your money and investing successfully. Think rationally. Don’t behave emotionally. Be disciplined. Well, it’s …

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Jan 10 2012

Without serious change financial collapse is imminent

By William Cripe Sr. It surprises people when I tell them that Jesus had more to say about the proper use of money than he did about any single issue, including heaven and hell.  Jesus knows us, what can I say?  We spend the majority of our lives trying to maximize our earnings, and that …

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Dec 21 2011

Avoid a holiday spending hangover

By Jason Alderman At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January. Here are …

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