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The Family Money Minute is a 60 second program designed to help families maximize their money today so they make more memories tomorrow! Savings Expert Sami Cone takes two of the hottest topics affecting our day to day living, family and money, and combines them into practical tidbits that anyone can use to immediately impact their lives.
Listeners will learn everything from basic money saving techniques to smart tips on how to make their dollars stretch further. The Family Money Minute isn’t about getting a quick freebie (though that will often happen as a result!), but rather retrain people’s minds in how they think about and act with their money. Even those that think they don’t need to save money will get excited by the insights Cone shares from her personal experiences and fellow experts.

Family Money Minute Podcast Sami Cone: Savings Expert, Blogger, TV & Radio Host

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The Family Money Minute is a 60 second program designed to help families maximize their money today so they make more memories tomorrow! Savings Expert Sami Cone takes two of the hottest topics affecting our day to day living, family and money, and combines them into practical tidbits that anyone can use to immediately impact their lives.
Listeners will learn everything from basic money saving techniques to smart tips on how to make their dollars stretch further. The Family Money Minute isn’t about getting a quick freebie (though that will often happen as a result!), but rather retrain people’s minds in how they think about and act with their money. Even those that think they don’t need to save money will get excited by the insights Cone shares from her personal experiences and fellow experts.

    Success in the New Year {Family Money Minute}

    Success in the New Year {Family Money Minute}

    December 31, 2015: Success in the New Year

    Before you get ready to ring in the new year, why not take a little bit of time to set yourself up for success in 2015?



    This is the perfect time to begin the new year on the right fiscal foot.

    This can look like:

    *Setting up and agreeing upon a simple budget to try out for January.

    *Figuring out how to keep track of your receipts and track spending habits.

    *Planning to meet as a couple or a family once a week to assess your progress from the prior week.

    *Using an app like Manila or Mint to not only track your spending but keep all of your bills in one place.

    Remember you want to make your money work for you, not the other way around. Happy New Year!

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    The Family Money Minute is made possible by Operation Christmas Child, who reminds us that by saving money, we can make a bigger impact on the lives of needy children around the world.



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    OTC Savings {Family Money Minute Radio}

    OTC Savings {Family Money Minute Radio}

    December 30, 2015: OTC Savings



    I’ve told you before that I don’t turn to medicine as my first resort when I get sick, but there comes a time when we all need to go to the doctor. And on a recent trip, my doctor confirmed what I suspected for a while: many companies overcharge for brand name over-the-counter medicine.

    Her tip? Look to the right and find the generic and compare active ingredients. They are most likely exactly the same at a fraction of the cost.

    And if there are certain over-the-counter medicines that you use frequently, like for headache or allergy relief, visit a membership club like Sam’s or Costco to really amp up your savings.

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    The Family Money Minute is made possible by Operation Christmas Child, who reminds us that by saving money, we can make a bigger impact on the lives of needy children around the world.



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    Scan Statements {Family Money Minute}

    Scan Statements {Family Money Minute}

    December 29, 2015: Scan Statements

    Yesterday we talked about the importance of checking your receipts. Today we want to go a step further and make sure that you review your bank and credit card statements.



    You never want to assume that statements are always correct. Match them up with your receipts, especially for things like restaurants where they have to go in and manually adjust the charge after a tip is added.

    You will also want to closely monitor your bank statements to watch for any fraudulent activity that could have happened over the holidays.

    The sooner you catch any mistakes, the easier they are to rectify.

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    The Family Money Minute is made possible by Operation Christmas Child, who reminds us that by saving money, we can make a bigger impact on the lives of needy children around the world.



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    Review Receipts {Family Money Minute}

    Review Receipts {Family Money Minute}

    December 28, 2015: Review Receipts

    Ready to get back on track?



    Monday has always been my favorite day of the week for getting my finances back in order but especially this Monday after Christmas, it’s important to review all your receipts. Here are the things you want to look out for:

    First, make sure you were charged the right price for what you bought.

    Second, scan sales to see if anything has gone down in price since you purchased it.

    Finally, review the back of your receipts for the return policy. The last thing you want to do is get stuck with something you don’t really want to because you didn’t realize you had to return it within a certain time period.

    Following the steps will prevent future financial heartache.

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    The Family Money Minute is made possible by Operation Christmas Child, who reminds us that by saving money, we can make a bigger impact on the lives of needy children around the world.



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    Realistic Expectations {Family Money Minute}

    Realistic Expectations {Family Money Minute}

    December 25, 2015: Realistic Expectations

    How can budgeting and management help you on Christmas day?



    Wherever you are and whoever you are celebrating Christmas with today, I pray that you manage your expectations. After all Christmas isn’t about getting, but it’s about giving.

    One of the main ways disappointment occurs is when our expectations exceeded the actual outcome.

    Just like you do with your budget, set realistic guidelines not only for yourself, but for your whole family and communicate throughout the day. Merry Christmas!

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    The Family Money Minute is made possible by Operation Christmas Child, who reminds us that by saving money, we can make a bigger impact on the lives of needy children around the world.



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    Giving on Christmas Eve {Family Money Minute}

    Giving on Christmas Eve {Family Money Minute}

    December 24, 2015: Giving on Christmas Eve

    Many of us wish we could do more when it comes to giving back, but don’t always feel like we have enough money to do so.



    One of the best ways to give back is to donate your time, especially on Christmas Eve.

    This day provides the perfect opportunity where you can come together as a family to serve individuals and families less fortunate than you.

    Whether it’s cooking at a soup kitchen or handing out warm coats at a homeless shelter, it doesn’t take much to get out of the comfort of your home and show someone else that you care. After all, what better gift can we demonstrate to our own children as we celebrate the birth of Christ?

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    The Family Money Minute is made possible by Operation Christmas Child, who reminds us that by saving money, we can make a bigger impact on the lives of needy children around the world.



    If you’d like to hear the Family Money Minute on the radio in your area, leave the call letters of your favorite station and your hometown in the comments below!



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