The Financial Costs of Adopting a Family Member

By moneylauracoleman | Jul 17, 2018

Whenever I meet someone that has adopted/gone through fertility or is about to go through this journey, I get so excited as if we are both a part of a club. This weekend I met a young man that has custody of his 10 month old nephew and he wants to adopt him. I loved… Read More

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Preparing Financially For Fertility and Adoption

By moneylauracoleman | Jun 28, 2018

My Fertility Story I didn’t plan on adopting. It was never part of the “when I grow up, I want to adopt” plan. Instead, I imagined that I would be 25 years old, married, with 2 kids and we’d grow into 6 kids. I was going to be a stay-at-home mom that gardened, canned, and… Read More

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What’s Your Side Hustle?

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 24, 2017

Yesterday I was speaking to my neighbor about the Total Eclipse that we experienced. She mentioned that her son lived just north of us right in the ideal path. A guy in his town sold 400 camping sites for $50 a piece as a prime place to watch the Total Eclipse. My jaw dropped. That… Read More

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I Just Can’t Say “NO”

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 21, 2017

One afternoon, I looked out my window and saw 2 guys in Polo’s and shorts approaching my house with clipboards. I knew immediately that they were trying to sell something and I just didn’t want to say “NO” to yet another person trying to get me to buy weed killer, grass fertilizer, or whatever they… Read More

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My Financial Advice to Xennials

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 18, 2017

I’m a Xennial, (to find out if you are a Xennial, click on the link and take the quiz). It’s the generation between Millennial and Generation X. I remember walking from the Junior High, through the High School hallway to the typing class at the other end of the building. (Our school was small) I still… Read More

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Find FREE Money – U.S. News & World Report survey on Cash Back Credit Cards

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 8, 2017

I love FREE stuff. I get so excited when I get something that’s FREE. It’s like this little part of me skips a beat and I want to dance a jig. I know I got it from my Mom because she gets this little smile on her face and she squeals. You have to know… Read More

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Credit Card Priorities of a 3 year Old

By moneylauracoleman | Jul 13, 2017

I was at my computer buying new business cards, when my 3 year old approached me. He saw my VISA credit card. He points to it and says, “Buy it?” “Yes”, I said. “Toys?” “Yes Bud, you can buy toys.” He then proceeded to tell me all the toys he wanted to buy: tractor, truck,… Read More

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When You Are Discouraged

By moneylauracoleman | Jul 8, 2017

Do you ever have days when you get so discouraged. You think, what am I doing? Am I doing any good in the world? Then someone reaches out and touches your heart and you realize, all is well with the world. I received a letter of reference that truly touched my heart and gave me… Read More

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Planning for Expenses Using Sub-Accounts

By moneylauracoleman | Jun 29, 2017

Surprise of all surprises, the toolbar light came on in the car. The mechanic looked it over and said, “You are due for new belts, hoses, spark plugs, and an oil change. That’ll be $972.” My heart skipped a little beat. I paused, thinking about the money that we have saved in our sub-account marked… Read More

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