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Day 10 Purging your Bills via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Purge Day 10: Bills

    Today isn’t the most exciting purge, but it’s one that’s probably the most important.  Don’t skip it because you are overwhelmed or knee deep in debt.  Face the task head on and get it done!  You can do it!  Today is the day.       Purge Day Read More

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Planning for a Debt-free Christmas

  One thing that we know for certain: Christmas will be here in exactly 18 weeks. One thing that may not be clear: Who will be celebrating it free of gift-giving debt. It’s much more joyful and peaceful to move into and out of the holidays without having to worry Read More

Teaching Kids about Money and Responsibility via A Bowl Full of Lemons via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Teaching kids about Money & Responsibility

It’s back to school week here at A Bowl Full of Lemons & I’m going to be sharing a few different kits that come in our “Back to School Printable Bundle”. Today I am highlighting Modern Parents Messy Kids new Responsibility & Money Management Kit.  It has everything you need Read More

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Summer Activities Your Kids and Budget Will Love

    Ah, summertime! The season for sleeping in, running through the sprinkler, licking popsicles, riding bikes around the neighborhood, roasting marshmallow for backyard s’mores… It makes me want to be a kid again. But there are days when kids (and/or parents!) need some variety and want to get away Read More

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Periodically Reworking Your Budget

    You’re following a written budget – fabulous! You are totally on the right track.* But one of the facts of life is that nobody’s financial situation is static. There are fluctuations in income, new expenses, expenses that end, and changes in monthly bill amounts. Plus, children are born, Read More

Teach your children about money via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Smart Money Smart Kids…

Are you a parent who has yet to teach your children about money?  Raising kids is scary and teaching them about money can be even scarier.  This concept is forgotten among most families these days.  Our kids are taught the dangers of drugs and alcohol, not to put their fingers Read More

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Kids and Money: Earning and Managing a Commission

    In order to learn to manage money, kids need money to manage. (Yes, I know. I have a keen sense of the obvious.) And the way in which they receive and manage that money should fit as much as possible with grown-up reality since we’re not ultimately training Read More

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How to Organize your Taxes

  Does tax time stress you out?  Do you know where all of your tax documents & receipts are?  If not,  I’m here to help you get organized! Why pay more then you should, on taxes? Maximize your return with a few organizing steps. Claim the money that’s yours! Today, I Read More

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Saving Your $1,000 Emergency Fund

via freedigitalphotos.net When you feel as though you’re living paycheck to paycheck, the thought of building up a $1,000 emergency fund can be daunting. But it’s so important, and with a little creativity it can be a fun and rewarding challenge! However, those dollars will not accumulate without a plan. Read More

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Sticking to a Grocery Budget

Groceries tend to be a category in which many people overspend. Here are 10 tips for staying on track. via freedigitalphotos.net 1. Create a food budget! Obvious, yes, but it’s important to start here. While the average American family spends 9-12% of its monthly income on food, the amount will Read More

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