Profitable Ideas: A Powerful Example For Teaching Kids About Money, January Christmas Planning, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web.

How I saved a small fortune and taught my kids to be independent (Kiplinger). How one parent is teaching his kids about money, and succeeding.

Resolve to beat the odds (Real Smartica). Getting after some of the most important financial goals for the new year.

Balancing inexpensive cooking at home and family time (The Simple Dollar). Cooking at home is usually the healthy and los-cost option, and it doesn’t have to take away from family time.

Should you change your kids’ lifestyle when you have a financial emergency? Or not? (Bible Money Matters). Some real life examples.

Why my financially stress-free Christmas starts now (She Picks Up Pennies). Some steps you can take now to improve your overall Christmas experience in December.

How long could YOU survive a job shutdown? (The Simple Dollar). Unfortunately, a lot of government workers are really hurting right now. How well prepared are you for a sudden loss of income?

It’s easy to file your taxes online for free in 2019. Here’s how (Money). You can thank the new simplified tax code and improvements in tax prep software.

Should you make a free will online? (US News). Some guidance to help you see if this is a viable option for you. Personally, I still prefer working with a lawyer. The peace of mind is worth the cost. 

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