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Making Mistakes at Tax Time

Posted by Libby Balke - April 16, 2014 - Uncategorized
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For years, I loved tax time. That’s because my husband and I made a habit of taking out a little too much money from each paycheck throughout the year, ensuring we’d get a nice big refund every spring. Then my father – a CPA – pointed out the absurdity of giving the government a “loan” each […]

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TRUTH in Lending

Posted by Libby Balke - April 2, 2014 - Uncategorized
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When my husband and I bought our new house, one of the plethora of documents we had to review and sign was the Truth in Lending statement from our mortgage company. The document basically ensures that you – the borrower – know exactly what you’re getting from your deal with the bank – the lender. […]

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What I Do With Fun Money

Posted by bitfs - March 20, 2014 - Debt Free Living
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My husband and I give ourselves about 2.5% of our income every month to just use for fun.  Fun money keeps us from over-analyzing doing or buying the things that we occasionally splurge on.  For my hubby, that’s usually game related in some way.  Here is what I do with fun money: Fun Money Ideas […]

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Selling Our House… In Hindsight

Posted by Libby Balke - March 14, 2014 - Uncategorized
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It’s the nagging doubt that’s plagued me ever since we signed our names on the dotted line and said goodbye to our first home: was selling our house a good deal? After all, even though we’d lived in the home for seven years and put on an addition, we still took a loss on its sale… […]

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