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Ask Kim: Financially Flummoxed

Dear Kim, I’m recently divorced. While I was married, I was a stay-at-home mother to our two children, who are now grown and have left the nest for college. The divorce was amicable, so my ex-husband helped me for a bit while… Read more »

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Ask Kim: Taxed in Tennessee

Dear Kim, I started my own small business last year (yay!) but I’m still navigating the financial side of things (specifically tax season). I’m not entirely sure what I can plan to write off once tax season is here, which makes me… Read more »

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Ask Kim: Seeking Stability

Dear Kim,  I tried to be proactive and make a financial plan for myself when I got my first “big girl” job after college. It’s been a few years now, and I’m beginning to realize that I may have outgrown my plan,… Read more »

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Ask Kim: Where to Start

Dear Kim, My parents never talked about money because they didn’t want me and my siblings to worry. While I appreciate the way they protected us, I now realize in adulthood that I don’t know how to handle my OWN money. I… Read more »

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Ask Kim: Saving for College

Dear Kim, I recently had a baby and want to save for his college fund. How do people usually go about doing that? Should I squirrel the money away, put it in a savings account, or invest it? I want to set… Read more »

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Ask Kim: Investing 101

Dear Kim, Growing up, my family didn’t have much money. I never really learned how to save and didn’t know what investing was until I got to college. I’ve since married into money (and also have a successful business on the side),… Read more »

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Ask Kim: When Parents Need Help

This week’s question for Kim: “A year ago, my husband and I invited my mother to move in with us. She needs around-the-clock care and we can’t afford a nurse. I’m happy to help my mother, but I’ve had to cut back… Read more »

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Ask Kim: Budgeting 101

Dear Kim,  I’m a single mother working two jobs, but I may have to pick up a third. I already feel like I’m failing my kids by missing so many school programs due to picking up shifts, but I’m doing my best… Read more »

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