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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

Bad Credit? It Might Cost You Your Marriage

Your perfect partner is smart, funny, attractive. What more could you want from them? Add this to your list: a good credit score.

10 Books to Read for a Better Money Mindset

Struggling to stay true to your higher-self financial goals? Any of these reads can reset your money mindset.

20+ Questions to Ask During an Open House

Searching for your dream home? Make sure to ask these key questions as you browse open houses.

Cash Might Make You Happier, But Investments Will Make You Richer

Having a lot of cash on hand might put a smile on your face, but if it's long-term wealth you're after, you need to invest.

Moving? 3 Things to Take, and 3 Things to Leave Behind

Moving is the worst and figuring out what stays with your old house and what comes with you is not as simple as it seems.

4 Paint Colors That Can Boost Your Home's Value

Want a quick, easy way to raise the value of your home? The right color paint in the right room can do the trick.

How to Have a Fun Family Road Trip Without Breaking Your Budget

You've got your summer family road trip mapped out — just don't let on the road budget busters ruin your fun.

The High Cost of Buying a Boat

Imagining yourself relaxed and content on the deck of your very own boat? Consider the full cost before you buy.

5 Ways Being Late on Tech Trends Saves You Money

Late adopters get to choose from tested products, pay better prices, and avoid hidden costs in the new and trendy.

How Less Creativity Can Make You More Creative

Feel like you're out of mental energy by the time you find time for creative work? Here's how to save your energy for your passions.

6 Great Teachable Money Moments to Share With Your Kids

Want to make sure your kids do well financially? Teach them great money habits with these learn-by-doing lessons.

15 Tested Tips for Creative Efficiency

Life is rarely going to bless you with long open hours to sit around and paint portraits or write songs or write novels. If you want the time, you have to fight for it.

My Personal Productivity Rules...What Are Yours?

What's the best way to get more productive? Your way. Here's my list of personal productivity rules, a starting point for you to figure out your own.

10 Small Business Money Myths to Reconsider

Sometimes it's smart business to go with tried and true solutions to common financial questions. But what if those old solutions don't provide the right answers?

5 Things You Can Stop Obsessing About

Some things in business are worth worrying about and some aren't. These are those that aren't.

Use Systems To Save Time And Money

For business tasks you dread or commonly avoid, build task management systems to help you stop procrastinating and free you to work where your skills matter most.

What Is Procrastination Costing You?

"Later" is the busiest time of the day. "Tomorrow" looks even busier -- and costlier.

Is Social Media Killing Your Business?

Facebook, Twitter, G+ can all be cost effective marketing tools. They can also be time and resource sinks.

The Ability To Execute Is Your Most Valuable Asset

Stop talking about it, planning for it, dreaming of it and start getting it done.

How To Stay Ahead Of The Curve And Be Successful

Doing what everybody else does is no way lead. And it won't make you rich, either.