How to Build your Emergency Fund

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We have lived through some challenging months as small business owners, but 2007 was a very tough year for us. We would not have survived with just $1000 starter fund back in 2007. A few years ago, our van needed four new tires to pass inspection.

Create an Emergency Fund | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Family Balance Sheet

As self-employed owners of a small business, we have lived through some challenging months, but the year 2007 was especially tough for us. We would not have survived with just $1000 starter fund back in 2007. Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.

Emergency Funds: Emergencies Happen When You Least Expect It

Family Balance Sheet

The year 2007 held such promise for us when it started, but by the end of the year we were brought to our knees. As self-employed owners of a small business, we have lived through some tough months, but in 2007, it was a tough year.

Adult Children Living At Home – How To Approach It

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A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that 25% of parents have one or more of their adult children living back at home with them, while a 2007 Canadian census showed that 44% of adult children between 20 and 29 have moved back in.

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Finally Frugal

Americans have lost about $9 trillion worth of household wealth since 2007, largely because of falling home values. Most forecasters think home values will decline another 5 to 10 percent in 2011, as high unemployment causes more foreclosures and a glut of homes pushes prices down.