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Personal Money Management Through Financial Mapping

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When money seems to be slipping away like sand through your fingers, there is a need to step up your personal money management. Personal money management starts but does not end at being able to zoom in to your money’s step by step journey. Traveling alongside your money will bring you to three parts of […]

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Setting Smart Financial Goals

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What would you like your money to do for you this 2020? Your answer will lead you to identify financial goals. Financial goals are targets to hit.  With financial goals, money management falls into place.  Good money management leads to financial freedom.  Financial freedom breeds peace of mind.  Instead of being overwhelmed with the long […]

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Inexpensive and Fun Activities To Do on Christmas Eve

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Do we need to spend a lot to have a merry Christmas Eve? While parties and gatherings highlight Christmas Eve, how to keep guests entertained without overspending is a major consideration. We’ve picked out five cheap activities to do on Christmas Eve that will keep family and friends interacting with each other and on to […]

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Intentional and Budget-wise Holiday Gift-giving

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Consumerism and materialism blur the essential part of holiday gift-giving. The Christian tradition’s wise men, who brought gifts to the newborn Savior, show us how it is to be a satisfied giver. Their joyful hearts that brought gifts worthy for a king might be the holiday gift-giving guide that we need today. It points us […]

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Debt-free Holiday Spree

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Along with the festive mood that jingle bells on silent nights bring is a financial challenge.Wouldn’t it be nice if you can fill your shopping carts and still get a good night’s sleep minus running bills in your head? Possible? Yes. The holiday season may be the best time to recalculate resources because of year-end […]

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Living SoCal: Top 5 Must-Try Restaurants in Colton

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Ever thought of what to experience in Colton that differentiates from but connects itself to other parts of the Inland Empire region of the state? Colton offers a different lifestyle vibe because of its small town feel yet having its own thriving community life. It gleams with a less hurried but steady daily grind that [...]

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The Myth of the Down Payment Barrier

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If you ask someone why they haven’t bought a home instead of renting, most of them say they don’t have the down payment. 20 percent of the average cost of a home in the Inland Empire can be a daunting figure. Many young couples feel it will take them at least 10 years to save […]

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California Dreaming – the SoCal Lifestyle

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Now that we’re back on daylight saving the evenings are long and light. Southern California is the perfect place to take advantage of indoor-outdoor living as Spring turn to Summer and we enjoy those long, lazy afternoons and evenings at home with friends and family. Orange County and surrounds are well-known for a family-oriented lifestyle […]

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Riverside One of the Best Places to Retire in SoCal

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While the idea of retiring in Southern California may sound enticing, it’s not generally top of anyone’s list of affordable places to live. However, Boomers are discovering that there are quite a few places that still offer all the benefits of the Southern California lifestyle without the prohibitive price tag. Riverside is one such place.  […]

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3 ‘Hidden Gems’ SoCal Locations for Affordable Homes

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Many people think the price of homes in Southern California makes it impossible to buy a house. And lot os areas are pricey. However, if you know where to look, there are many communities that are beautiful, safe, and loaded with amenities designed for every member of the family. Some of these homesteads are Master-Planned […]

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