The Prairie Eco-Thrifter Giveaway Extravaganza: 2nd Anniversary with an iPad 3 and over $200 Cash To Be Won Plus a Bonus Prize

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I started this site as a way of meeting some new people and having some interesting conversations and it has transformed into something much more than that. While many personal finance sites focus on things such as getting out of debt, saving for retirement, and investing, what really matters to me the most is how we can live healthy prosperous lives. In addition a couple fantastic personal finance books are also up for grabs. I am still in shock.

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Family Balance Sheet

” Her comment was echoed by another (in real life) conversation I was having with a different friend who is sending a child off to college this fall. Almost 70% of Generation X have less than $1000 in personal savings account. *. But for our own safety net, we must make our finances a priority. It’s hard to change and improve your finances if you have no idea where you currently stand. Although I have not personally used this resource.

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Friday Links – Vacation Edition

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Simon from Sustainable Personal Finance , my dear friend, will be managing the site while I am gone so nothing will change for my readers. I will have a great line up of articles for you as always, so there will be plenty of conversations and discussions to participate in during my absence. Happy Friday Everyone. I hope you have all had a great week.

Sustainable Living Traits To Pass On To Your Children

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Healthy Personal Lifestyle Choices Physical and mental health obviously play an important role in our overall well-being and outlook on life. While your conversations and examples could encompass a wide spectrum of topics, there are many simple ideas that children can easily grasp and put into action. Personal accountability and responsibility is the name of the game. Our children learn by example.

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P.E.P. for the Week of March 7-11/11- Spending Time With Family Update Edition

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Broke Professionals shares with us a conversation they had with a friend about finding financial success early in life and how it can be detrimental. Sustainable Personal Finance tells us to stop smoking. How to Save Money clarifies for us what is appropriate to discuss with our children when it comes to our finances. I liked how we can no longer blame our personalities as to why we invest the way we do. I am not always the most patient person.

What’s Sustainable Investing All About?

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Guest Post Author Bio: The following is a guest post from Brian at Home Insurance Comparison, an Australian personal finance blog created to help readers figure out how to properly compare home insurance options. Conversely, you may avoid any businesses involved in gambling or weapons.

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Needs vs. Wants – Which Is Which?

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Attention, personal finance readers and gurus! If she wanted to talk to someone, she walked on over and had a conversation, or hitched the mule up to the wagon and rode over. You think you know the difference between a need and a want – right? Really, are you sure ? Why do we care about want vs. need?

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Yakezie Carnival – Credit Cards Edition

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After that, while you all primed and interested in personal finance, continue and read the awesome articles that were written across the web this week regarding personal finance and enhancing your lifestyle. Finance Fox : Reasons to Buy a Car in January – After the Holidays! Your Finances Simplified : Our Net Worth Increased By 125k in 1 year – So last year turned out to be really good for the YFS household.

How To Excel At Your Primary Job

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For most of us, it’s either reading or writing about personal finance and/or self-improvement. Just keep in mind, the person above you could be faking it like you – but obviously they’re better at it than you. I had a conversation with my boss this past year where we sat down and I told her exactly where I envisioned myself going. Is a penny saved really a penny earned ? Are you having déjà vu? Don’t worry – I’m not repeating myself.

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P.E.P. for Week of January 31- February 4/11- Superbowl Edition

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Most of the conversations we had with each other over the three months was what trades to make and who was an early pick up. Retirement lingo can get confusing if you are just starting out learning about finances. Balance Junkie shares with us the nitty gritty on our personalities and how they really can effect how we manage our money. Personal Finance by the Book tells us how we can save money where we least expect it.

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals (tips from the achievers)

Family Balance Sheet

I interviewed several personal finance bloggers that have conquered their past financial goals and continue to challenge themselves going forward. As you can see, everyone’s achievements were different, but each one was significant to that person. We have found after 16+ years of marriage that if we do not communicate regularly about our finances, we tend to over-spend, argue, make assumptions, and become complacent.

African Safaris, Gorilla Treks, and Blogcation

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I always seem to come back from a vacation a slightly different person as a result. Here is the plan: The amazing, talented, kind hearted, close friends of mine Mr. and Mrs. SPF from Sustainable Personal Finance will be holding down the fort while I am away. SPF will be responding to comments on my posts which will be a really neat thing because as much as we are a lot a like we also very different so the conversations should prove to be interesting to say the least.

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For the Mommas

Credit Sesame will help you manage your finances, and unlock your credit potential. Credit Sesame is a free online personal finance tool that gives consumers an easy way to monitor and manage their credit and loans all in one place and save money on debt. It provides consumers with free access to their credit score every month, analysis, advice and tools to take control of their finances, unlock their credit potential and borrow smarter.

10 Ways to $ave Energy Comfortably

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Author Bio: Sustainable PF writes with his wife, Mrs. SPF out of Ontario, Canada, at Sustainable Personal Finance where they discuss and explore the fine balance between their personal financial goals and their lifestyle and beliefs regarding sustainable living. Conversely, during the summer, close those curtains up during the day to block the sun from warming your house too much.

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Enter to Win $250 for Back to School + Free Credit Report

For the Mommas

Credit Sesame will help you manage your finances, and unlock your credit potential. Credit Sesame is a free online personal finance tool that gives consumers an easy way to monitor and manage their credit and loans all in one place and save money on debt. It provides consumers with free access to their credit score every month, analysis, advice and tools to take control of their finances, unlock their credit potential and borrow smarter.

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Credit Sesame will help you manage your finances, and unlock your credit potential. Credit Sesame is a free online personal finance tool that gives consumers an easy way to monitor and manage their credit and loans all in one place and save money on debt. It provides consumers with free access to their credit score every month, analysis, advice and tools to take control of their finances, unlock their credit potential and borrow smarter.

Guest Post: 10 Ways to $ave Energy Comfortably

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Author Bio: Sustainable PF writes with his wife, Mrs. SPF out of Ontario, Canada, at Sustainable Personal Finance where they discuss and explore the fine balance between their personal financial goals and their lifestyle and beliefs regarding sustainable living. Conversely, during the summer, close those curtains up during the day to block the sun from warming your house too much.

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Fashion Tip #1: Monday Extended

Fashion Without Guilt

No Finances, No Fashion it's that simple. Budget being the topic of conversation, I am going to share some tips and programs that will help make sense of your money. Listed below are some programs that are great to help budget and control finances. Tags: money management monday tip finance fashion budget As I mentioned in Fashion Tip Monday, budgeting can help control the impulse buys. Money and Style go hand in hand.

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