10 Awesome Things To Save Up For As A Teen

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When you are a teenager, there are many things you can save up for. Some of these things could be small purchases while others could cost thousands of dollars. Where you are a young teen or an older teen, these are things that can be …

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Is a Home Warranty Worth the Cost as a Homeowner?

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The home warranty industry in the United States began in the 1970s for those looking to buy a home. At that point, the real estate sector experienced substantial growth, and a variety of home insurance companies started offering contracts of coverage for home systems and …

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Locus of Control

Do you know what your Locus of Control is? Locus of control is a concept that was developed in the mid-1950s by Julian B. Rotter and referred to the extent a person believes they have internal control over events affecting them or external influences have …

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Feed The Pig: The Campaign to Save Money

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Once upon a time I came across the website feed the pig, while I was flipping through some TV channels and stumbled across the following commercial: I agree aimlessly flipping TV channels is not my best use of my free time, but if I didn’t, …

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Homey Review: How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores

The word chore might as well be a four letter word because when mentioned to a child it often brings the same type of reaction as some of those other infamous words. Gasp!

As a parent of three kids I’m all too familiar with the daily battle parent’s face when trying to teach their kid’s responsibility through chores, and let’s face it having kids on board with chores gives us parent’s a little help along the way too.

Well let me introduce you to an app called Homey that might just help give you the edge you need to conquer the challenge once and for all.

Homey is a free chore management app for the whole family available on iOS and android. Homey synchronizes task across devices and sends updates and notifications about chores to do in your home to you and your family members.

You can organize tasks by taking pictures of the mess and assigning the work to individual family members. Homey gives all the members of your family a visual overview of things getting done in your home and a simple way to divide, track and finish off tasks.

Sounds simple right? It is.

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Download the Homey app – it’s FREE. Get the Homey app on Google Play or in the Apple App Store.

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The Cost of Owning a Dog

We are pet people plain and simple. My wife and I grew up always owning pets, mainly dogs. We have owned several different types of pets over the years, including birds, fish (fresh and saltwater) rats, guinea pigs, cats, and dogs.

Shortly after we were married and moved into our house, we got our first dog together. She was a yellow Labrador. We had her for thirteen years. She was a great family pet, but as her health began to deteriorate, we knew it was time to let her go.

We were without a pet for a period of six months. During that time our house and family felt like something was missing. We knew we wanted to add a new dog to our family. In January of 2014, we did just that. Mushu joined our family. He has been such a great addition.

The rats and guinea pigs were choices our children made when they were younger.  We were on board with them having the pets as long as the feed, cleaned and took care of them. All three children did a great job caring for their pets, diligently cleaning their cages each week and making sure each had food and water.

At one time in my youth, I cared for four dogs and three cats. It’s a great lesson in responsibility to care for an animal. Since Mushu has been our only pet for the last three years, I wanted to share with you the cost of owning a dog.

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Financial Literacy – Raise Your Financial IQ Today

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Let’s be honest; many of us lack basic financial literacy skills. Don’t think that a true statement? Consider the overwhelming data to back it up. The average personal debt (exclusive of home mortgages and among those with some debt) exceeds $38,000. According to Northwestern Mutual’s …

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How to Raise a Bad Credit Score to Save Money

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Have you ever consider how a bad credit score could be affecting your finances? Credit bureau Experian considers a credit score between 300-579, a bad credit score. If you’re currently working your way towards a debt-free life, then chances are you may not have always …

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How to Handle Unexpected Life Events

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I won’t sugarcoat it. An unexpected life event can be a big pain in the bleep. Now consider if you had six or more unexpected life events is a short period of time like my family and I have. Unexpected life events can be stressful, …

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