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Learn the best way to track your medical expenses and claims. This includes a free downloadable spreadsheet to make sure you keep track of all your medical expenses!
Financial Tools & Resources

Tracking Your Medical Expenses & Claims

Now that we’ve completed the basics of medical insurance, we need to talk about something related that is so, so important.  Do you keep track of your medical bills and compare them to what your insurance company says you owe before you make the payments?  This is especially important

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Learn the basics of medical insurance including premiums, deductibles and the how to choose the plan that best meets your needs.
Creating a Financial Plan

IN203: Medical Insurance Basics

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more information

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Everyone should have a household inventory. Love this spreadsheet!
Creating a Financial Plan

Complete Guide to Creating a Household Inventory

As part of our international move preparations, we were required to prepare an inventory of all of our household belongings.  I had already filled out mounds of paperwork by this point in time and was not thrilled with the tedious task of going around my house room

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Learn the basics of homeowner's insurance. What does it cover? What limits should you obtain for coverage? How does the deductible work?
Creating a Financial Plan

IN202: Homeowner’s Insurance Basics

  If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more

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Do you know what it costs to own an auto every year? AAA studies show it's over $9,000 per year on average! Calculate the costs of your own personal auto using this free spreadsheet.
Buying/Leasing a Car

How Much is Owning an Auto Really Costing You?

Despite the fact that my husband is in the automotive industry (the sole reason we live in Michigan), I really am not very fond of cars.  I don’t love to drive them, buy them, or maintain them and my dreams don’t involve fancy cars.  In fact, I

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Learn the basics of auto insurance including what the terms means, how much liability coverage you need, whether you need collision and comprehensive coverage and choosing your deductibles.
Creating a Financial Plan

IN201: Auto Insurance Basics

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more information

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Summary of the first "year" of classes at makingyourmoneymatter.com. After creating a budget and net worth statement, revise your goals!
Creating a Financial Plan

Freshman Year Overview

SUMMARY OF FRESHMAN YEAR Now that you’ve completed your “Freshman Year”, you should have a good understanding of the basics of personal finance and an overview of how to reduce your debt.  To summarize what you’ve learned this first “year”, we’ve covered: PF101: Introduction to Personal Finance

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