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Money Matters: Wants, Desires, Urges, Feelings and Decisions

**Post by guest blogger Chris Kingsley**

Human beings are complicated creatures. To borrow from Bono, we move in mysterious ways. The phrase knowledge is power is a popular one, especially in the education system, but most of us with much life experience are intimately familiar with how little power our knowledge often has in affecting our decisions.… Read the rest

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Money Matters: Handling a Windfall


Last week I wrote on the importance of preparing for crisis scenarios in our family finances (layoffs, large medical bills, Saturn SL1s—if you don’t follow my articles, that’s our family car/nemesis—, etc.). This week we’re going to head in a completely different direction, with preparedness and forethought being the common thread.… Read the rest

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