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5 Tips Your Family Can Use to Save for Your Next Vacation

5 Tips Your Family Can Use to Save for Your Next Vacation

I’m really excited to welcome Greg from Club Thrifty! We have a few family vacations planned for the upcoming year so I was really glad they had some tips they wanted to share with you all. I’ve already implemented a few of these 😉 Travel is one of those things that almost everyone wishes they could do more of. And can you blame them? There’s nothing like getting away from your day to day routine and seeing the world. So…

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Where To Spend Tax Returns

Where To Spend Tax Returns

As we impatiently wait until we can get our taxes done and then super crazy impatiently wait for the tax return to be deposited in our bank account I thought it may be interesting to go back and review how we have spent our tax returns. Tax Year 2014 Rebate: I remember being scared to file this tax return. Our tax guy is in Wisconsin and when your wife is 9 months pregnant you get a little nervous driving anywhere…

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529s Are Great But…

529s Are Great But…

Thanks to Professor FI we have a solid plan to load up our 529s and a calculator to match so we don’t over deposit. Which brings us to my next thought on the subject…I hate 529s… As we all know I have a habit of being dramatic and while I do have a 529 plan for each child I can’t help but not like the system in general. I do have to say that 529s are a great way to help…

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The Missing Paycheck And A New-Found Love For The Emergency Fund

The Missing Paycheck And A New-Found Love For The Emergency Fund

For over a year leading up to Babe’s birth I meticulously planned how much we were going to need in the HSA and the savings account. Nothing was going to prepare me for the Friday of the missing paycheck. Ode to HSA We weren’t sure how much our insurance was going to cover so I made sure we had enough to cover up to our max out of pocket. After filling it up we used all but $400 of the…

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In event of an emergency…plan

In event of an emergency…plan

Having a solid emergency fund is one of the most important things you could have. General consensus is 3-6 months of full income set aside in savings. Dialing up or dialing down based on what is happening in your life. Say something horrible happens…I really hope it doesn’t…but what if? Do you know what you’ll do? In the event of a fire at your house do you have a plan for the family? Do you meet at the mailbox? If…

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