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The Best Online Tools For The Financially Clueless

The Best Online Tools For The Financially Clueless

The other night over the phone I had to answer a series of security questions related to my banking history in order to access my online banking account. I panicked when I realized I didn’t know any of the answers. I tried to silently mouth the questions to my husband so he could Cyrano de Bergerac me the answers. I know it’s cheating, but I’m clueless when it comes to our household finances. But this hasn’t always been the case. I used to be financially savvy. I got my first credit card when I was in high school and never missed a payment. I saved up the cash for my first car and paid my own way through university without the assistance of a student loan. So what happened?! Short answer: life I got married and started a family and things got complicated. One of our children has special needs which require a vast portion of my time, energy and brain power to keep on top of everything. Ask me the date of my daughter’s next physio appointment or the dosage of a certain medication or how to read a recent cardiac scan and I’m all over it. But ask[…]

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