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Mom and Dad Get Allowances

I’m 36 years old and I am going to start getting an allowance. Like it is for a lot of couples, money is a hot topic in my marriage. We met living on loans in law school and in the intervening 11 years, our finances combined. Over this time our budget has grown and shrunk […]

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We Couldn’t Afford to Pay for College. And it’s not the end of the world.

I remember thinking when our babies were born that college seemed far off. People told us we should start saving right away, especially after we had five babies in about six years. But there was always something else–paying for graduate school, buying our first home, braces, summer camp, the list goes on. And then, one […]

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That One Time I Cried in the Grocery Store Parking Lot

This post was created in partnership with Frontier Co-Op, all opinions are our own. A few weeks ago I hauled both my little boys to our local natural grocery store on double coupon day. I was doomed to fail from the beginning. The night before I had combed through the online advertisements to cross-check the […]

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