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Requiring Kids To Earn Their Allowance

When it comes to allowances, there are those who say you should just give kids some money since they’re part of the family. Others say they should earn it. Dave Briggs is in the earn it camp. “I do not believe just giving kids money prepares them for the real world,” he explained. “When you […]

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Million Dollar Questions for Couples

Are you engaged or married? See if you can both answer these three questions: If the chance of getting a disease is 10 percent, how many people out of 1,000 would be expected to get the disease? If five people all have the winning numbers in the lottery and the prize is $2 million, how […]

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Money Lessons From a Long Run

My wife and I recently ran the 13-mile Chicago half marathon.  For us, it was the accomplishment of a very challenging goal.  Over the past 10 years, we had never run anywhere close to that distance. As we trained for the event, I noticed a lot of similarities with pursuing a tough financial goal like […]

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Is Bankruptcy Ever Okay for a Christian?

With many people still struggling to find work, bankruptcy filings continue to grow.  More than 500,000 people have filed so far this year, according to the National Bankruptcy Research Center.  That’s up 17 percent from last year at this time. While bankruptcy’s stigma has weakened in recent years, it is still an especially troubling topic […]

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