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Road Trip to See the President

April 24, 2015
It’s hard to explain how it felt to be so close and hear President Obama talking about the issues moms deal with in our own lives every day. How empowering it was to feel like we have a leader who actually gets the struggles families face. What it meant to have a President speaking from his own experience of watching his grandmother hit the glass ceiling and of what he hopes for his own daughters. It was vindicating and energizing and hopeful all at once. But, strange as it sounds to say it, the three-hour road trip each way was just as powerful in its own way.
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QUICK signature for SNAP: With an unexpected boost from Gwyneth's GOOPblog

April 21, 2015
Gwyneth tried (and failed) to live on a $29 weekly food budget, the average per-person benefit level provided by SNAP (food stamps). Should she have bought seven limes? Probably not ... but the online discussions have created an opportunity. Read on to find out what it is!
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Why I Love Tax Season (and why Congress should keep making it lovable)

April 17, 2015
This year, thank to the Child and Dependent Care Credit, I saved $400. How far can $400 go? For my family, it equals to one week of mortgage, or two weeks of groceries, or five weeks of gasoline. It may not sound much, but is indeed very helpful. Coincidentally (and unfortunately), I had an accident just a couple of weeks ago. I was hit from behind by an unlicensed driver. My 22-month-old was in the car when the accident happened. Since the other party was not licensed nor insured, I had to pay for the damage with my own insurance. I have a $500 collision deductible and the $400 child care credit kicked in just in time to help me fix my car and replace my baby’s infant car seat.
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Head Smacker: House Gives Millions of Dollars More to Wealthiest 5,000 Families

April 17, 2015
By repealing the estate tax, the House is giving millions to the wealthy and adding billions to the deficit, instead of helping those who need it most.
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Why I'm glad to pay my taxes

April 17, 2015
This week found my husband and I scrambling to make sure we had all of our I’s dotted and our T’s crossed as we hurried to make sure we had our taxes filed on time. As he sat watching us from the couch, my almost ten-year old remarked about what a bummer it is to have to pay taxes. His sister...
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The Hidden Facts of Tax Day

April 15, 2015
Today is Tax Day, and millions of Americans are trying to get their taxes doen before the deadline. As you send in that check to the IRS or eagerly await your tax refund, have you stopped to think about what the federal government is doing with that money? Many Americans don’t, and for good reason...
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Win my 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway!

April 14, 2015
This Mother’s Day win our 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway and enjoy nurturing relaxation, nourishment, empowering coaching, inspiration, plus tools/resources/Renee's favorite self-renewal products and services for an entire year! The $1,850 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway for...
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Proposed Congressional Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Cost Jobs

April 14, 2015
This week, the House will vote on a measure to repeal the estate tax, which would shower the wealthiest 0.2 percent of estates in the country with an average tax cut of $2.5 million. Meanwhile, the House has already passed a budget proposal that would convert the nation’s bedrock nutrition...
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Join us on Twitter April 9th for a #StopTheCuts Tweetchat and Tweetstorm

April 8, 2015
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 1pm ET, national organizations will answer critical questions surrounding the budget and share ways to take action with #StopTheCuts.
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Head Smacker: Tax Cuts for Low-Income People are Better for the Economy, but Congressional Budgets Cut Them

April 6, 2015
Tax cuts for lower- and middle-income folks are more effective than tax cuts for the wealthy at spurring economic growth. Why won't Congress take note?
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