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Money Management The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Why remodeling has to wait until I’m off the ledge

I have an amazing life. So many exciting adventures have crossed my path (and if you don’t believe me, take some time to read my oldest blog, TrusttheUniverse.com), and I am grateful for all of them. All of them! The business of blogging has forced me to share things I normally keep to myself. But I also know, through my work as an optimism guide and motivational coach, that our stories help others learn as well.     At the big house If you are a regular Cash Crone reader,…

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Credit Cards Money Management 

4 Ways to use your credit cards and save money

Credit cards can be a problem. But Cash Cronies understand that those plastic cards are a bit like magic wands. They can help you manifest a bigger savings account. But they must be brandished carefully, and with the right intentions, or  they can turn into roaring, money-grabbing monsters. Warning: I am not a financial advisor. I am a consumer, just like you, who is working to save money, increase wealth, and spend wisely. Your mileage may vary! Here are a few tips to help you conjure some savings: Pay attention…

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7 Favorite Personal Finance Blogs to Help You Save Money

I’m sharing 7 of my favorite money blogs with you. My journey to financial freedom includes some rocky reorganization, financial forests , credit crevices, and some debt detours. The success is the forward movement. You can’t find the Emerald City by sleeping your life away in a field of pretty poppies. There are so many members of the debt-reduction community who have spectacular stories about how they conquered their own particular demons. I want you to read their blogs and understand that the idea is not to take everything that person says…

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How to Write a Check

Back to Basics : How to Write a Check. I opened my first checking account when I was 16 years old. My parents insisted that I learn how to manage money, to write checks, and balance the register every month. Today, it’s rare to see someone use a checkbook or maintain the old-fashioned paper registers, even though they are still included in a new box of checks. Now we can make transactions over the internet and check our balance on the spot. A 2013 Federal Reserve study reports that in…

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One house sold – and the other is in progress.

Sold!   I decided to sell my current house and listed it the first week of May, thinking it would be on the market for a few months. Instead, I was under contract in 15 days! The month has been a whirlwind – we’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy!     Home inspection The home inspector found the house to be clear of issues, but the chimney inspection turned up some damage on the 100-year-old chimney and flashing. I can’t leave something like that for new buyers, so chimney smiths are on…

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