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Annie Mueller

Wife of Superhero. Mom of 4. Small biz blogger. Freelance writer. Reluctant novelist. Freakishly productive, when not napping.

Latest articles by Annie Mueller

How Your Bad Credit Can Impact Your Kids

Worried about the effect your bad credit may have on you? You also need to consider how it can affect your kids.

We Do the Math: When Is It Worth Hiring Household Help?

Science says having more free time can make you happier. Which household chores will you take off your to-do list?

9 Online Forums That'll Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

Struggling to reach your money goals? Find the right online community for support, advice, and encouragement to start making progress.

How to Save for Retirement While Caring for Kids and Parents

In between caring for your parents and your kids, you need to care for yourself, too — especially your financial future self.

10 Ways to Relieve Your Money Stress

Money may be a leading cause of stress these days, but it doesn't have take over your life.

What to Expect After These 5 Personal Financial Disasters

When a financial crisis hits, it helps to know exactly what to expect — and how to bounce back.

5 Times It's OK to Pause Saving and Investing

Saving and investing is always a good idea; however, if you're facing one of these money struggles, take time to clear the crisis before you start investing again.

4 Ways Science Says Money Affects Your Mind

You might know that money matters can affect your mindset, but these surprising studies prove that science backs up the phenomenon.

8 Great Jobs for the Next 10 Years

What will the job market look like in the next 10 years? Find out which careers are a good pick in this quick guide.

How to Feed a Large Family on a Small Budget

Feeding a big family on a budget is a big challenge! These strategies can help save money, time, and maybe a little sanity, too.

17 Creative, No-Mess Activities for Kids Stuck at Home

Help your homebound kid avoid the boredom blues by keeping them occupied with these no-mess activities.

How to Get Out of Social Obligations That Break Your Budget

Stressed out over how to handle those birthday parties, weddings, and social invites you can't afford? Learn how to bow out gracefully.

Sell Your House Faster With These 6 House Flipping Tricks

Ready to sell your house, fast? Try these expert moves house-flipping pros love. You'll get a great sale in record time.

How I Made $400 in 10 Days by Selling an Online Course I Created

Have a skill to share? Create an online course and make some extra money!

11 Essential Documents You Should Keep in Your Safe

Keep the necessary documents to establish your identity and financial history in a safe, so you can recover from identity theft, fire, or home invasion.

How to Handle a Sudden Loss of Income

Don't let a sudden loss of income cause financial paralysis. Take these smart steps to handle the situation and minimize the damage.

5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life

Your digital life can become overwhelming quickly if you don't get organized. Start decluttering your bytes!

7 Easy First Steps to Paying Off Debt

Facing debt can be overwhelming. Where do you start? These simple steps will start you on the path to repayment.

6 Financial Steps to Take When Your Aging Parents Move In

Your parents have always taken care of you — now you want to return the favor. These money moves will help you care for them at home.

6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency

Crisis averted! Your emergency fund came through when you needed it. Now it's time to rebuild that financial safety net before the other shoe drops.