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‘Do We Need a Prenup?’ Why You Two Lovebirds Really Should Discuss It

Filed under: Personal Finance, Divorce, MarriageYours. Mine. Ours. The words take on new meaning when you’re getting married — and entirely different new meanings if you’re splitting up. A lot of couples got engaged Thursday, and while no one can pred…

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Financially, You’re Back to 1992 (but It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds)

Filed under: Economy, Family MoneyIt’s official. Money-wise, you’re right back where you were 20 years ago.

Last week, the Federal Reserve published its latest report: “Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2007 to 2010: Evidence from the Survey of Con…

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Your Child Is Sick. You Need to Work. What Now?

Filed under: Personal FinanceSchools are cocktails of germs. Soon enough, your kids will come home with something that lands them in bed, sick. For parents, caring for a child’s aches and pains often leads to household financial distress.

For working …

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10 Financial Lessons for Parents from ‘Downsized’

Filed under: Economy, People, Real Estate, Family Money, Personal Finance, The Price of Fame, FeaturesTuesday’s season premiere of the reality show “Downsized” (We TV, 9 p.m., 8 p.m. CDT) reintroduces the Bruce-Rumsey clan of suburbanites turned dumpst…

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5 Ways to Cut Your Laundry Costs

Filed under: Family MoneyOn the fun meter, doing laundry is right up there with, say, washing your car or vacuuming.

To add insult to injury, the ho-hum chore also costs money. But you don’t have to spend a fortune on energy and cleaning agents.

He…

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