Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility | Friday, November 9th, 2018

Do you and your money care about the same things?

As the old adage goes “Actions speak louder than words.” On the topic in question, it is fair to say spending is an action that implies values. Which explains why the nature of finances can be so personal, and challenge us to ask the question, what do we value? Is it: Family? Friends? Health? Happiness?… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Parenting | Friday, August 31st, 2018

How Pets Can Teach Kids Financial Lessons

Pets can teach our children a number of important life lessons, including how to love and care for someone who is dependent on our care, patience and a good sense of responsibility. As it turns out, our four-legged friends can also help teach our children some pretty important lessons about money. While financial concepts can… View Article

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

Financial Responsibility | Monday, November 27th, 2017

Five Reasons Why Donations to the Poor May Bring Bad Results

Does donating to poor countries actually help? Keep in mind there is a big difference between disaster response and longer term, more effective and sustainable development. Much of the time outside assistance and donations do not have much impact and in the long term, can be harmful. When people see images of impoverished countries and… View Article

College Life, Financial Responsibility | Friday, November 10th, 2017

How do we save for college?

Parents want the best for their children, which often includes a college education. Some new graduates leave campus with a diploma in one hand and a huge student loan bill in the other. Parents want their graduates to leave school with minimal debt. But how? There are about as many answers as there are families…. View Article

Financial Responsibility, Saving & Investing | Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

5 Reasons Why Research Is the Most Essential Part in Any Investment Plan

When it comes to investing, regardless of what strategy one employs, it’s a good idea to undertake a great deal of research before getting started. This research can give a proper understanding of investment goals and methods. Here are five reasons why research is the most essential part in any investment plan. Research Allows for… View Article

Family Organization, Financial Responsibility, Parenting | Friday, September 29th, 2017

Family Finance: How to deal with impacts of divorce

Source: unsplash.com Going through a divorce is never easy, and yet, sometimes that’s the only action left to take. Separating physically is one thing and it certainly takes its toll on both parties involved, but separating finances is a whole other ballgame. Each situation is different and requires our full attention so there aren’t any… 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

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