Welcome FinConers! Sign up for info about WMW ’14

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Miscellaneous, WMW2014
Welcome feller FinConers. If you're interested in learning about Women's Money Week which will take place in March 2014, sign up below. We will send more information in January. WMW14 brings together the best and brightest in personal finance the first week in March to discuss money issues as they uniquely relate to women. It's about taking control of your finances and reshaping your financial future. Sign up for the email list to get the free 14 point checklist and stay up to date on the week.
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Should You Move? Use this Checklist.

Should You Move? Use this Checklist.

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About This Week's ActionHome prices are on the rise and it seems that everyone is starting to think about moving again. I know I am. We just completed a move. But how do you know if you should move? This week's action step is about evaluating your housing to determine if now is the time to stay or to go.Why You Should Evaluate Your Housing and Decide Whether to MoveYou never know what's next. Even if you're convinced your in your "forever house" you never know what opportunities may arise in another place. What if you got offered an amazing 2 year position in Europe? What if most of your family moved to another part of the country? Reevaluating your housing every once in awhile is a good thing .You'll…
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Make Your Happiness Plan

Make Your Happiness Plan

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About This Week's ActionWe are kicking off a month of spring cleaning posts here at Women's Money Week. This week's action tip helps you to organize your thoughts, goals, and priorities in life which will help you clarify your direction for where and how your money should be spent going forward. makinglists Why You Should Make Your Happiness PlanYou'll be happier.Setting goals is a key aspect to happiness. It's that simple.You'll have direction. Making a happiness plan is a part of spring cleaning because it helps you sort through the details of your life and gives you direction for the future.You'll save money. Because you know what to spend money on to be happy, you'll save money because you'll start spending less on things that don't matter to you.You'll feel…
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How to Take Control of Your Financial Future

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Finding specific ways to take control of your financial future is what Women's Money Week 2013 has been all about. But more generally, what do you need to do to be happy now and at the same time plan for the future? Here are 4 steps to help you take control of your financial future. 1. Know Yourself and Your Limits Not everyone is a personal finance geek. And even personal finance geeks have limits. Some people know a lot about investing, some are on top of the best retirement strategies, some are coupon queens. Know which areas of finance you like which you shy away from. Being aware of your own limits is the best thing you can do for your future. 2. Learn the Basics (No Matter What)…
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Future Planning and Financial Planning

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Today is International Women's Day and the last day of Women's Money Week 2013. (In the US this day often gets overlooked, but around the world it's actually a fairly major holiday). Take the time to celebrate by reading the articles from today about future planning and financial planning, as well as reading the rest of the articles from the week. On Women's Money Week: How to Take Control of Your Financial Future From Chicago on the Cheap: Planning for the future From Ideas for Women: Money, Finance, and Investing Blog: 6 Ways to Live for Today and Plan for the Future From Fat Wallet Blog: How to Not Get Hustled by Your Student Loans From Single Mom's Income: Making a Financial Plan for the Future (Here's Mine) From Monroe…
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Happiness, Hobbies, and Money

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Want to be happier or have more money to enjoy your hobbies? Check out the posts today: On Women's Money Week: How to Create a Plan to Maximize Your Happiness From Monroe on a Budget: My Barbie doll collection is not as expensive as one might think From NZ Muse: Happiness, hobbies and money - where I spend my dollars From Chicago on the Cheap: Productive hobbies From Money Crashers: 20 Simple Ways to Live a Healthy, Happy Life From Eboo Saves: Happiness, Hobbies and Money From One Frugal Girl: Why Are You Blogging? From Ideas for Women: 5 Steps to Transform Your Favorite Hobby into a Work at Home Job From Family, Money, Values: OMG Am I a Workaholic? From Tackling Our Debt: Can Money Buy You Happiness? From OCCA…
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How to Create a Plan to Maximize Your Happiness

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I've been on a kick this year reading what I like to call "personal improvement" books. They aren't "self help" books in the sense that there's a problem about my life that I'd like to solve. Rather, I'm just looking to grow and improve. A few examples of these books include: The Power of Habit, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, All the Money in the World, and The Power of Full Engagement (a re-read). Based on my reading, reflection, and personal experience I've come up with a fairly simple plan to maximize your happiness. 1. Give Yourself Time and Space to Think You're not going to be able to create your happiness plan in bits and spurts of time. Ideally you would block off several hours or a half…
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Family and Money

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Today's posts are all about family and money. Check them out below: On Women's Money Week: The Cost of a Baby Isn’t as High as You Think (But There are Surprises) From MoneyCrush: Tired of Fighting About Money? From Ideas For Women: Money, Finance, and Investing Blog:4 Tips to Balance Your Family’s Income and Time Needs From Payoff: 5 Ways to Teach Children to Be Smart With Their Money From NZ Muse: Family and money, obligation and guilt From OCCA Consumer Debt Relief: Dealing with Debt during a Divorce From New School of Finance: Stop Bikering About Money From Femme Frugality: The Cost of Children: Health From Chicago on the Cheap: Kids and money From Eboo Saves: Family and Money From Money Master Mom: Yearly Expenses for a Family of…
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The Cost of a Baby Isn’t as High as You Think (But There are Surprises)

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Before my son was born, I imagined that having a kid would be insanely expensive. The US Department of Agriculture publishes an annual report on the costs of raising a child, but the costs never seemed shockingly high. (Around $250,000 over a lifetime.) I thought our own costs would be higher than estimates, and so we planned accordingly. So we saved a large chunk of money for my son’s first year. But there were some surprises about baby costs. Here they are. Surprises about the Cost of a Baby 1. They Aren’t Expensive Babies really aren’t that expensive. In their first year the spend most of their time eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom. Breastfeeding and cloth diapers dramatically cut these costs. Plus, you have a lot less time…
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Time and Productivity Featured Posts

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Here are a few of the great posts about time and boosting productivity that were posted today: How a Walking Desk and Crock Pot Made Me More Productive Since there is no way to slow down time or add more hours to the day–but boy wouldn’t that be an awesome option–I have had to learn how to use my time better to be more productive. And two of the tools that have helped me to do that are the walking desk that I made–also known as my treadmill desk–and my Crock Pot. Read more at Suddenly Frugal. Who Do You Want to Become Who would we see if we were to take a peek into your calendar? Most of our calendars reflect the life of an overwhelmed, overworked, person who…
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