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Alex von Tobel Wants You to Be Financially Fearless

by Elle Martinez
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We’re already halfway through January and as some people are reevaluating the money goals they’ve set for themselves this year (such as saving more and getting out of debt) I want to share a book that may keep you on target in 2014 and beyond – Financially Fearless by Alexa von Tobel. In case you’re […]

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Want to Get Paid for Your Writing?

by Elle Martinez
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When I’ve mentioned to family and friends that some of my income comes from writing, there’s an element of surprise. After all, aren’t writers broke? My response is that earning income from writing has a lot in common with earning money in other careers – working smart and being willing to hustle can help open doors. […]

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Where Did You Go? Blogroll Time

by Elle Martinez
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I’m in the process of updating my blogroll (which I do about once a year) this week and I noticed some some have been sold and now have new owners, some have stopped updating, and some (gasp!) are gone. Crazy how much things can change in a year. Besides removing some sites that have gone […]

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How to Determine If Buying or Renting is More Cost-Effective

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Most renters dream of transitioning from renting to owning homes. For some, it is more financially responsible to buy. While leasing an apartment is cheaper in the short term, buying a home is most likely the largest investment and asset a person ever owns. The tricky part is determining when is the best time to […]

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How NaNoWriMo Can Help with Finances

by Elle Martinez
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I can’t help thinking about goals this time of year. While I love people talking about getting in shape and fixing their finances, I wonder just how many of them will finish the end of 2014 satisfied with their progress. When I reviewed 2013, I mentioned that we paid down a good chunk of the […]

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The Best Couple Money Posts of 2013

by Elle Martinez
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I hope you and your family are doing well this week. With 2013 closing and 2014 coming in, I wanted to reflect on some of the most popular and useful posts on Couple Money and say thank you for all your support and feedback. Many times I’ve written based on what you’ve shared in the […]

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Looking to Make 2014 The Year of Simplicity

by Elle Martinez
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This year has overall been a good year for us, while we have had some setbacks and challenges, we’re grateful for what 2013 has brought us. Now it’s time to set our sights for this upcoming year. Before we get into 2014 (next week!), I want to share our financial goals with you. Over the […]

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