July 2012 - MONEY SMART

Timely updates and reminders on personal money management. Seeing to it that you always have the up-to-the-minute information you need to win the game.
July 25, 2012

When it comes to my money, the idea of trades has always been central for me. I guess it started when I was a kid and my father set me up with a paper route and told me I was responsible for buying what I needed other than the roof over my head and food. Well, it was harsh, but I sure learned quickly. I recognized that if I spent money on one thing, then that money wasn’t available for something else. It’s like if I buy the candy, I’d have traded away the new socks until a later time.

July 19, 2012

When I was in my early twenties, newly married and starting out, there were not the insurance options that there are today. You were expected to insure your car, your home if you owned one, life insurance if you had a family, and to have health coverage, but that was it. These days there are so many kinds of insurance. You can choose to insure your travel, your pet, your wedding, and your purchase of almost any size. Are these new insurance options good things?

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