Best of the week – June 28, 2014

Some articles that caught my eye this week…

Kids and taxes: answers to six common questions

Does Jr. owe taxes on the summer job? What if Jr. earned money mowing lawns or babysitting and did not have payroll taxes taken out? How about investment income? And how does all that relate to college funding. Some good information here. I learned a couple of things myself.

3 Costly Mistakes You Are Making on Life Insurance

Proper life insurance is an important way to show your love for your family. Though we don’t like to think about it, there are no guarantees in life. You could live to be 100 or you could die before finishing this article. If the unthinkable happened to you, would your family be ok financially?

22 Odd and Unusual Ways to Make Extra Money

Needing a little extra cash for an unexpected bill or to jump-start your emergency fund? Here are some options you may not have considered.

Four Ways We Feed a Family of Five for $575 a Month

Groceries are an area in the budget that can vary greatly depending on our shopping habits.

Unexpected Ways Your Home Deal Can Go South

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase most people make in their lifetime. To do it well and have a home that is a blessing requires patience. It can be a frustrating process when we have our heart set on a house and the deal doesn’t go through. Don’t allow those frustrations to lead you into making a deal you will regret for years.

Americans Still Aren’t Saving for a Rainy Day

If you had a $1,000 emergency would you be able to meet it without resorting to credit cards? What about something more significant like a job loss?

 

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