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Saving up for a Rainy Day
We all want our children to be successful and happy. And though being financially fit won’t make anyone happy in and of itself, it can at least take away money stresses and allow the kids to pursue happiness. Just in time for Financial Literacy Month, three journalists from the Wall Street Journal offer 10 great tips in the video below.
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This is a guest post by Bart Astor.
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Did you know that we spend about $2.9 billion every year on gift wrapping paper and supplies according to Hallmark? And of course most of it ends up being throw way after the holidays, which is one reason why between Thanksgiving and New Year's we generate an extra one million tons of garbage every week.
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I hate the "B" word, no not blonde, since I hear those jokes all the time. BUDGET....it is just like nails running down a chalkboard for me to even think about, much less have to act upon.  
"You must be cooking two Thanksgiving dinners, huh?" the supermarket cashier said to me.
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With this edition of the Savings Challenge nearing its end, I've been tallying up how I've done in meeting the special challenge we set out for the group: Find creative ways to pay less than full price for everything you buy during the month of October.
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