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It’s called Mari Talks Money because I have something to say, and here is where I say it. But I want to know what YOU think too. So let’s think of this page like a living room. Pull up a chair and read, listen or watch a while. Then send me your comments and questions!

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No ‘Cruel Summer’ for Swifties in Madrid

Hard to believe that less than a week ago I was strolling through the cobblestone calles of Madrid, sampling the capital’s famous jamón ibérico and breakfasting on indulgent churros con chocolate. I spent my last day in Madrid...

New Grand Baby? Here’s A Gift With Lifetime Impact

So many friends and neighbors are becoming grandparents, and they tell me it’s a lot more fun than parenting! I can believe it. So if you are a grandparent, congratulations! Enjoy every moment of it. Part of...

How To Raise Financially Fearless Daughters – Mother’s Day 2024

This Mother’s Day, help your daughter grow up to be financially fearless. The best way for moms to teach positive money lessons is to set an example. Let your daughter watch how you take care of family finances...

Gifting To Kids: Now Or Later?

Most parents plan on leaving unspent money and assets to their kids at death. But what if there’s a better way to do it? What about giving money to them right now so they can create a...

College Education In Florida Just Got More Affordable!

Exciting news for Florida families! Florida Prepaid just announced a substantial price rollback that pushes prices to the lowest level in 10 years and makes college even more affordable for Florida families. Many existing Prepaid plan owners will...

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7 Financial Experts Share Their 2024 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s not everyday that your financial advisor will tell you to spend money, but that was my 2024 New Year’s financial advice … to myself!! Along with six other financial experts, I shared my own New Year’s...

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