I’m Sick Of Hearing It’s For The Kids

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Ever run across someone that gives their children everything?

All the latest clothes, electronic gadgets, extracurricular activities, lavish weddings, education, you name it they have it.  And then you find out the parents are struggling to keep their heads above water financially.  Not “we’re just getting by.”  No.  I mean one month they don’t pay cable, another month they miss the electric bill; the rent gets paid late; always something and always “it’s for the kids!”

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Financial Krav Maga: Personal Finance Self Defense for the Modern Era

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In East Asia, you probably know about the ninja and samurai. In Israel, there are soldiers trained in Krav Maga.  For those of you who don’t know, Krav Maga is a martial art developed in Israel.  It does not have the long tradition of respect, personal growth, and honor that come to mind when you think of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu.  It was developed for one purpose, to survive.
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Automate or Unautomate Your Finances?

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The NY Times has has an interesting article questioning how much of your finances you should automate (How Much of Your Finances Should You Automate?).  In it, the author looks at the methods of some popular personal finance writers such as Ramit Sethi of I Will Teat You To Be Rich, Adam Baker of Man Vs Debt, and Jim Wang at Bargaineering.

The Argument for Automating Your Finances

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Write For Free From Broke

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Do you have your own blog and are looking for more exposure?  Maybe you don’t but you’re a good writer and you’re looking for a place to share your ideas?  Well, Free From Broke is looking for talented writers for guest articles.
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Unbroke – What You Need To Know About Money: Recap

Did you get to catch ABC’s special Unbroke: What You Need To Know About Money? I heard about this via Twitter from MainStreet.com.  The special advertised it would talk about what people needed to know about their personal finances and it was interspersed with vignettes describing different aspects of money from the celebrity likes of Samuel L. Jackson, the Jonas Brothers (that got my daughter watching), Oscar the Grouch, and the E-Trade babies.

Hey, how to not be broke?  Sounds right up the alley for Free From Broke!  I was game.

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Interview With Personal Finance Columnist Liz Pulliam Weston

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I recently had both the honor and pleasure of interviewing Liz Pulliam Weston, known to be the most read personal finance columnist on the internet.  Ms Weston was also the financial adviser for the FNBO Pay Yourself First Challenge in which five challengers learned to get financially fit.  (The Money Life Network’s own Phil from Prime Time Money was one of the contestants though he was beat out by Kristen).
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Subscriber Swap Saturday – Interview With No Debt Plan

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No Debt Plan is about getting and staying out of debt with a plan. Kevin, the author, is passionate about budgeting, saving for the future, and using goals to reach financial freedom. You can subscribe to his blog by RSS or email.

This interview is part of a new feature he’s developed called Subscriber Swap Saturday. The basic idea is to get the subscribers of one blog to subscribe to the other blog for at least a week, just to try it out. After a week if you don’t find that blogger’s content enticing, drop it. The hope is that over time you will find several writers that you weren’t familiar with who provide meaningful content to you. You can read more about Subscriber Swap Saturday at his get out of debt blog, as well as his interview with me

What’s No Debt Plan all about?

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