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Ask the Expert: All About Finances - Updated with Winner!

Posted by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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Clementine917
by New Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

What is the best way to conquer credit card debt? I just got a 0% interest card and it's really helped to motivate me.

Clementine917
by New Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM

What's your best advice to 'make your money work for you'? Stocks? other investments?

elasmimi
by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

How do you feel about allowances for kids? Tied to chores or not?

elasmimi
by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 6:55 PM

What is a good budget to aim for for a family of 3 for groceries weekly? No special food allergies, but 2 diabetics in the family.

lilwolfie
by New Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 10:22 PM
What would be the best way to budget for a month of food for two people at $100 per person?
countrygirlkat
by Kathleen on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Hello! I am just not sure how much money we will really be needing ot save for retirement.  Right now it is just what DH's work takes out that is being saved but I think it needs to be more but I don't know how much. 

Bob192
by Member on Jun. 6, 2014 at 12:41 AM

What inspired you to teach people about money?

Bob192
by Member on Jun. 6, 2014 at 12:42 AM

What tips do you have for teaching kiddos about money?

Bob192
by Member on Jun. 6, 2014 at 12:42 AM

How do you decide how much life insurance to buy?

mrswillie
by on Jun. 6, 2014 at 7:24 AM
Whatbis a reasonable amount of rent for a high school grad living at home?
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