Save Money By Keeping Good Financial Records

by ElisabethDonati on May 29, 2015

Have you ever spent hours tearing your house apart trying to find a receipt, form, or slip of paper? Chances are you need that piece of paper to do your taxes, to submit a health claim, or for a work reimbursement. Many people miss out on the opportunity to get money back when they discard […]

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Summer Money Camps for Kids & Teens

by ElisabethDonati on May 7, 2015

It’s that time of year again when you start thinking about what your kids really need to be learning outside of school (aside from everything?) as well as what they’d like to be experiencing during their summer break. One of my own personal beliefs is that when you give kids a three month break, they […]

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What’s Wrong With Our Schools The longer I am in the financial education arena here in the United States, the deeper into trouble I see our education system getting in terms of truly educating our younger generation to be able to grow up and live the purposeful, happy lives they can dream up for themselves. According […]

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Financial Literacy Holiday Gift from Creative Wealth

by ElisabethDonati on December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013 Happy Holidays! I’m currently in the Caribbean, about to be the matron of honor for the lady I stayed with a few years ago. She’s experiencing a lot of stress before the wedding and in a lot of pain. It is so interesting how we human beings interpret our lives in ways […]

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Stop worrying about your credit ratings!

September 12, 2013

Because I am the proud owner of many financial education websites and several financial literacy blogs, I receive, almost weekly, requests from other website owners requesting that I post a link for their sites on my blogs and sites. My usual response back to them is, “OK, show me the link.” Side bar: I have […]

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Single Most Important Tip for Creating a Simple Life

September 9, 2013

I have been traveling this month (September 2013) to visit family, making the rounds to Portland, Oregon to visit my son and my sister and her family, on down to Corvallis (my alma mater…go Beavers) to visit a long-time girlfriend and then over the Cascade Mountains to visit my house-bound mother who has COPD (this […]

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Nine Money Mistakes That Smart People Make

March 25, 2013

By Jim Garnett, a/k/a Ask Mr.G, a member of the ICFE’s Board of Educational Advisors. As a veteran financial counselor I have counseled multiple hundreds of smart people with serious financial problems. These people had different incomes, different occupations, and were from different social status. Yet their financial problems seemed to be the results of […]

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Teens Have Fun Learning How To Move Out and More!

March 8, 2013

Back by popular demand, parents this summer have the rare opportunity let someone else make sure their teens know exactly what it’s going to take to move out and live on their own. Most parents admit they wished they’d learned this stuff when before they moved out. This summer, teenagers can spend 3 fun-filled days […]

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SAVE BIG on Kid’s Financial Books!

March 7, 2013

Hi all… When I moved a little over a year ago, I put a whole bunch of inventory in my storage unit.I was going through said unit this past weekend and found a bunch of kid’s books I’d like to send your way so YOU can enjoy them and I can, well, clear out my storage unit! Here’s […]

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Online Savings Accounts for Teens

March 7, 2013

 “A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin The great Benjamin Franklin was a wise man, indeed.  If he were alive today, he might very well say that an online savings account is the perfect way to teach teens about fiscal responsibility.  Teaching teens how to earn and save their money will pay off […]

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