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Not the Same Old Tax Return


New rules for this year's tax season


by Julie Meany, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Inc


Few things induce more anxiety this time of year than the looming April 15 tax return file deadline. As you begin the process this year, keep in mind that changes to the tax rules could affect your tax liability and possi ... Continue reading Not the Same Old Tax Return

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Assessing Your Money Values


By Diane Brady


Are people spending money on what's really most important to them? In a culture filled with consumer temptations, many Americans fall into a familiar trap - they spend their hard-earned money on things that, deep down, really don't matter to them or don't fit their personal values. What's worse is they often don't realize they are doing ... Continue reading Assessing Your Money Values

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How Do You Save Money?

For our next issue of the MomTalk.com Magazine and for MomTalk.com, we're compiling a list of savings tips from you, our MomTalk visitors:


Given the rising prices of gas, groceries, and overall cost of living, what is your family doing to save money?


Please send your suggestions, tips, advice to ... Continue reading How Do You Save Money?

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Allowance Basics


An allowance can be a great way to teach your child money management skills.With an allowance, your child can learn how to make decisions, deal with limited resources, and understand the benefits of saving and charitable giving.


There's no one correct way to handle allowance. As you decide when to start it, how much to give, and whether you want to link the allow ... Continue reading Allowance Basics

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Teach Your Children the Value of Money


By Corey Smith, Principal Life Financial Representative, Princor Registered Representative


You teach your children to look both ways before crossing the street, but have you overlooked another principle equally as basic? Learning the value of money is something the entire family can benefit from, including your children. Here are two ways to improv ... Continue reading Teach Your Children the Value of Money

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The Frugal Shopper's Favorite Frugal Tips

By Sandy Shields


The following are my favorite frugal tips that I use on a regular basis. I hope that they will help you as much as they have helped me and my family.

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• Keep a positive attitude.
When you succeed at saving money you are helping yourself. Pat yourself on the back for meeting your goals. ... Continue reading The Frugal Shopper's Favorite Frugal Tips

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Finding Success with Online Bill Paying


By Elizabeth Wasserman

No one likes to pay bills, really. Not only is there a reluctance to part with hard-earned cash, but the sheer mechanics can be a headache. Organizing bills, keeping track of due dates, writing out the checks, balancing the checkbook, addressing the envelopes, and -- oh, yes -- remembering to drop by the post office to buy stamps.

... Continue reading Finding Success with Online Bill Paying

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Five Ways to Maximize Your Back to School Budget


For students across the country, the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. And, if you haven't started your back-to-school shopping yet, you may soon find yourself dealing with large crowds and pricey cash register totals.


Back-to-school spending is expected to jump 6.9 percent this year, and families with school-aged children are expected to ... Continue reading Five Ways to Maximize Your Back to School Budget

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