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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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BACON can help you get on the road to wealth in 5 steps.

I love bacon. The problem is, the bacon I love is the nitrite-free, uncured, local, pasture-raised kind. That means it costs more to enjoy.     Although I am on a budget, I still buy this bacon on occasion, because it is important to enjoy the journey on the way to wealth. I use it wisely, and never, ever, waste it. The grease goes into a jar and is used to add fat and flavor to other dishes.   Here’s how you can use BACON to help you become debt-free:…

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Restaurant dining on a budget? It can be done!

  I like to eat at home instead of eating at a restaurant.   I know what is in every bite – and what isn’t. Like MSG, hormones, and corn (I am allergic to corn and it is used in hundreds of products).   I can also eat at home and spend less money than if I made a habit of eating out.   Bill Spaid likes to eat out every now and then. And when we visited Toronto over the holidays, we took a cooler but had to eat…

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5 Ways to Stop Overspending

The holidays have passed, and you have overspent again. Who knows why it happens, but it seems that what you have is never enough. You want things. You need things. So you spend without thought of the future, or even the present – you are making purchases that go beyond your income.     Reasons you may be overspending:   Everyone else has one. The television screams that you need the new car, the fancy jewelry, or the giant TV screen that just went on sale. School children come home and insist…

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