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Law of Attraction & Money: The Jig is Up Standardized Testers

  The whole state just finished their Standardized Tests. If you're a parent you know that the entire school year has been hijacked by making sure kids pass these tests. It's legislation called No Child Left Behind and was the major…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Spring Break Staycation, Frugal or Free

It's Spring Break and we're staying home. We live in a town where people come for vacation. The kids and I made a list of free and frugal things we want to do this week. $2 movie matinee, Alvin and the Chipmunks Shipwrecked, ($6) Great…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Very Frugal Santa

Somewhere out there I know there's a mother or father who is feeling guilty this Christmas season. There are lots of reasons for feeling guilty around the holidays. "I can't afford to buy my kids exactly what they want," and "I bought my kids…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Is College Becoming a Money-Sucking Debt Trap?

Time Magazine has an article about the money sucking, drastically bad investment that many college degrees are becoming in this country and it's making me rethink my attitude about my kids getting a college education. Our parental attitude…
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Planned Parenthood, Solve the Federal Funding Abortion Problem

It's that time of year again. Republicans have introduced a bill that will ban federal funding for abortion procedures and Democrats have gotten all up-in-arms because this will put funding for birth control at risk because they have threatened…
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Money and the Law of Attraction: PR Sarah v. Mommy Blogger

The "blogger's should get paid" debate rages on with PR Sarah's anonymous column From PR with Love featured on Mom Blog Magazine. In her post, Why PR People Get Paid and You Don't , many bloggers reacted to her column with comments that were…
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Screw Equal Pay - Sheconomy Baby!

So, the Paycheck Fairness Act , which "addresses pay disparities between men and women. The bill limits the defense that employers can use to respond to charges of wage discrimination based on sex, among other actions," (HR.BLR.com) failed…
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Children = ATM

The Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood is taking on Skechers for making a Nickelodeon program that is nothing but an ad for their product. Since the characters have always only been in ads, we believe that the show's broadcast will violate…
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Law of Attraction and Money: Techie Kid

Ainsley saved enough money to buy herself a mini laptop computer (perhaps a little bit of Law of Attraction and money in practice, here). She's been emailing her friends and cousins, since we moved from Texas. I didn't want her emailing…
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Fat or Skinny, Rich or Poor?

There's a tape about money playing in your head. It might sound like this: Money doesn't grow on trees. You have to work hard for money. Poor people are more moral, more kind, or more generous than rich people. Rich people got there by cheating.…
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Financial Feminism

The White House Project, a non-profit which aims to put a woman in The White House as President of the United States, has some great insight and advice on women's relationship with personal finance. Several different studies by researchers…
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Save Yourself

Back in '07, before the economy melt down, I was writing about Women and Money. It's a big deal. We say stupid things like "Money Can't buy happiness," when the reality is that "Not having money can buy a great deal of unhappiness."  In…