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    Nurturing the Money Tree: Creating Income Part 3

    Part 1 of Nurturing the Money Tree talked about creating income by working for someone else while Part 2 of our series opened up the topic of working for yourself. Today we get to my favorite part and that’s Entrepreneurship! If Option #2, owning your own business, sparked your entrepreneurial spirit, then this blog post is for you. When toying with the idea of owning a business there are so many things to consider and lots of plans to make, and it’s important to know what you are getting into is to. I have found that the best way to do this is to spend time researching and talking to other…

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    Nurturing the Money Tree: Creating Income Part 2

    In Part 1 of Nurturing the Money Tree we chatted about creating income by working for someone else. But if you are like me, maybe working for someone else isn’t for you, and many military spouses actually choose to own their own businesses. I know I did. This option gives them the flexibility and control that they are looking for while building something for their future at the same time.  Being a business owner has some great advantages, but if you don’t know what you are getting into and you don’t have a plan of action it can quickly take over your life or worse leave you in a financial…

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    Nurturing the Money Tree: Creating Income Part 1

    To work or not to work that is the question on all of our minds at one time or another in our military careers. It seems that the subject of employment comes up whenever money is tight, when the kids are all finally in school, or you PCS to a new duty station.  I can’t tell you how many times I have thought about getting a job outside of our home just so we could have a little wiggle room in the budget. I even tried it one year to get some extra holiday cash, and frankly it was a disaster.  Nothing got done, the kids were disappointed because I…