Financial Responsibility, Money Saving Tips, Planning & Money Management | Thursday, March 15th, 2018

7 Ways to Get Your Savings on Track — No Apps Required

We all want to save more money. The question is, how? With so much new technology out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Plus, maybe you don’t feel comfortable sharing personal bank details with tons of different websites and apps. Forget the latest tech — these seven methods will help you get your savings on… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management, Saving & Investing | Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Is It Always Best to Pay Off Credit Cards Before Saving for Retirement?

Conventional wisdom says you should pay off your credit cards before saving for retirement. While it’s generally true you should pay off high-interest credit card debt as quickly as possible, there are a few situations where retirement savings should come first. Let’s look at the benefits of each approach. Benefits of Paying Off Credit Cards… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Keeping it in the Family: Why Renting Out a Home Makes Sense

While many families might consider selling as the obvious solution when upgrading to a bigger house or simply scaling back, there are convincing arguments as to why you should hold on to an old family home just a little longer. Based on real estate trends for 2018, inventory of homes for sale is still low… View Article

College Life, Planning & Money Management | Friday, October 6th, 2017

How to get a head start on saving for college

The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report. Their research shows that students and parents share nearly equal responsibility for covering college costs. While the good news is that scholarships and grants are covering the largest share of these costs in… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Income and Careers, Money Saving Tips, Planning & Money Management | Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Financing an Office for a Family Business: How to Manage it Like a Pro

Starting a business is a tremendous challenge in itself, today’s world is unforgiving and any mistake could end up being your last. However, the businesses that do manage to rise above the rest face even greater challenges, the first being – finding an office. While the general rule of thumb is to cut corners wherever… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Parenting, Planning & Money Management | Monday, August 7th, 2017

3 Ways to Help Loved Ones and Friends with Big Life Decisions

When friends and family are faced with making big life decisions, it can sometimes feel like you need to step in and offer your own two cents. Lending moral support can go a long way, but always acting as a crutch may not help them in future decision-making. Remember, while you may experience the same… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Minding the gap: A practice in financial feminism

America Saves, a national campaign that promotes savings, notes significant differences in savings between men and women. A 2014 survey showed that women displayed a greater interest in savings, but there was no greater savings effort or savings effectiveness compared to men. But just two years later in the same survey,

Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The beginnings of Financial Literacy: Going into Your Teenage Years

Going into my late teenage years, around the time I got my license, I came across many situations that involved my burgeoning financial literacy skills. I was unaware of the expenses that came with being a teenager – I began to learn this the hard way. When I first received my license I had $45… View Article

Money Saving Tips, Planning & Money Management | Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

DIY Gift Giving

Are you having a tough time picking out a present for a loved one? We all face this dilemma from time to time. No matter how well we know the person, gift giving can become tiring, expensive, and challenging. In order to save money and personalize gift giving, here are some DIY ideas that are… View Article

Family Organization, Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Thursday, May 18th, 2017

How Should Millennials Have the Money Talk with Aging Parents?

One of the most difficult talks that each child has to have with their aging parents is the one related to finances, i.e. the famous “money talk”. No matter how difficult or awkward it may be, this conversation is extremely important, since it should result in the protection of family assets, elimination of redundant red-tape… View Article

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