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Family Finance Round Up

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Since so many savings ideas have landed in my in box, I'm going to be doing a money-wise roundup today.

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A few weeks ago, Disney's Family.com added a new finance feature to their offerings. Expert advice comes from Laura Rowley and the site offers much more, such as affordable recipes, supermarket savings, and ideas for planning parties under $100! To launch the new Family & Finance resource, (perfect timing I'd say) they commissioned a survey. Here is some of what they found:

  • Sixty-one percent of people are nervous about retirement, with good reason, Even those with higher incomes aren'??t saving for their retirement '?? 37% of households earning $100-125K a year and forty-seven percent earning $125k+ a year haven'??t started saving yet.
  • Seventy-four percent of respondents have cut or reduced eating out and 71% have eliminated personal splurges.
  • Sixty-five percent of people have changed their driving habits and nearly half of the respondents feel the government should eliminate gas taxes to offset high gas prices.

Eric Tyson has a new book Let's Get Real About Money! ($13.59) and her offers nine ways to teach kids about money. I love his idea to reduce the amount of time we expose our kids to advertising.

PeopleJam (an online self-improvement resource), is offering 5 Tips to Prevent Unexpected Expenses in your budget. Though these really aren't solutions, they are five things to think about and inspire you to keep a "slush" fund going beyond the basics.

I have also been BLOWN away by all the money-wise mommy bloggers out there.
CommonSenseWithMoney impressed me with its short, sweet posts.

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