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Planning Ahead To Save Money On Kid Expenses

While I don’t really believe reports that say raising a child costs $245,000, I think most people would agree that having children is expensive. Without a daughter, there would be no spending on dance lessons, organic milk, and pediatric dental visits. I won’t complain about those costs because we wanted a child. Whatever we spend on her is worth it a million times over. That doesn’t mean I want to spend more than necessary. One way we save money on kid expenses is by planning ahead. Buy Winter Clothes For Next Year Right Now One thing I’ve learned about buying ...

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Five Ideas To Help College Students Make It In The Real World

If you pay attention to national US news at all, you’ve probably heard that President Obama wants to give everyone free community college. At first glance, this might sound like a great idea. The cost of higher education is beyond reach for many Americans, and anything that make it more accessible and affordable is good, right? My friend Holly wrote a great post about this very topic. She says it better than I can, but in reality, free only means an increase in costs or taxes somewhere else. If the President really wants to help America improve its education system ...

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Ways To Save Money On Car Insurance

Unless you live in an area with excellent public transportation, having a vehicle is a necessity for most families. Since drivers aren’t able to control the cost of gas or always know when repairs might be necessary, it’s important to manage other vehicle related costs when possible. Luckily, there are several ways to save money on car insurance. Compare Rates Between Different Insurers Car insurance costs can vary tremendously between carriers. Using a service like Rates.ca allows buyers to compare multiple quotes from different insurance companies. It’s always a good idea to check prices at least once a year to make ...

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Enterprise Architecture Jobs: All About TOGAF Certification

The Open Group Certified Architect program and Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a designation that was initially meant to validate individuals’ abilities as an IT professional, specifically in the practice of IT and enterprise architecture. This program still focuses on IT-related work, but it is constantly evolving as a profession and incorporates multiple disciplines that were not part of the original program. If you’re interested in this exciting, constantly evolving career, here’s what you need to know to get started in it.  What Is The Certified Architect Program? Open Group Certified Architect program is a certification program that focuses ...

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41 Things To Do Before Turning 41

I had a serious post ready to go today, but since it’s my birthday, I decided to do something a little more fun. I honestly have a hard time saying that I’m 41 years old today. It sounds so old, but I feel awesome and I’m more excited about the future than ever. That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to revisit the past. I came up with 41 things I think people should do before age 41. See the Grand Canyon Have a snowball fight Max out an IRA Go to Europe or the US if you already live in ...

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