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A Wedding To Do List For After You Say “I Do” (Infographic)

If you are inside of one year until you tie the knot with your significant other, you probably have a million things to accomplish on your wedding to do list. OK, maybe not one million but there are a lot of things to take care of. I’m sure it seems like it’s happening so fast. Just when you check one item off another one pops up.

I’m being reminded of how fun yet frantic wedding planning can be by my cousin. She moved to Georgia a few years ago and wouldn’t you know it met the man of her dreams. They are getting married in May of 2017. And it seems like every time we get together with them she’s telling us of another item she checked off her wedding to do list.

The latest item was the biggie – her wedding dress. Her mom came down last week and the two of them picked out the perfect one. I say it’s perfect because no one has seen it yet. And no one will until wedding day which is fine.

It’s drawing me back in time to so many things that happened for my own wedding 20-plus years ago. I’m remembering some of the things we did right, some of the things we did wrong and some of the things we forgot to do altogether. It’s easy to let things slip by – especially after the wedding.

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13 Encouraging Bible Verses for Men

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Let’s face it - men need encouragement. We try to act tough like we can handle everything on our own. But deep down, if we are being honest, we need to be lifted up just like anyone else. So it’s a good thing there are many encouraging Bible verses … [Continue reading]

Why It’s Worth Your Time to Learn About Credit

Credit is one of the most poorly understood financial structures in the life of the average American. Everybody knows that mot people have credit scores (whatever those are) and that wise spending and paying off your credit bill make a score go up. … [Continue reading]

This Smith and Wesson Stock Chart Reveals Our Biggest Fear

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Smith and Wesson stock is reaching heights never seen before in the history of the company. The stock price closed at $29.07 on Friday, just 30 cents shy of it’s all time high. However, that alone doesn’t tell the whole story. Smith and Wesson … [Continue reading]

6 Tips for Improving your Finances in College

College is one of the most exciting times in a person's life. Yet at the same time it can be one of the toughest, especially when it comes to your finances. All those stories you've heard about college students eating instant noodles for weeks and … [Continue reading]

Your Mental To Do List Before Starting a Room Addition

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So you've made all your plans and crunched the numbers and are finally ready for a room addition. That's great news! But are you sure you know what to expect for the next couple months? Most homeowners think they know exactly what is coming. The … [Continue reading]

12 Short Bible Verses that Pack a Powerful Message

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There is no doubt about it - the Bible is a big book. Within its pages you will find over 31,000 verses that teach, guide, warn and encourage. While all the verses are meaningful in some regard, some of the best are the short Bible verses that drive … [Continue reading]

10 Futuristic Money Saving Ideas That Are Already a Reality

Technology is changing the face of the world as we know it and it’s doing so at lightning speed. For example, think about this article. Ten years ago the platform on which you discovered it was either non-existent or looked totally different. Fifteen … [Continue reading]

4 Ways to Fund That Extra Mortgage Payment

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For most people making one monthly mortgage payment is challenging enough. Why in the world would you want to make an additional one? Seems like that extra mortgage payment would be pushing the monthly budget a bit too far. Well, if you can see … [Continue reading]

What to Do if You Fall Behind on Your Student Loan Repayment

Student Loans

So, the bills rolled in this month and you cannot afford to make your monthly payment on your student loans. You promise that you will catch them up next month, but then you can’t afford it again. Before long, you are trapped in a cycle of debt. No … [Continue reading]

The Passenger Effect: Their Valuable Role in a Car and on a Team

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For the longest time I was nothing more than a passenger. For the first 16 years of my life I sat dutifully in the front or back passenger’s seat of my parent’s car, being toted around to church, to practices, to public auctions and to well, … [Continue reading]