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,

College Life, Financial Responsibility | Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Tips for College Students Searching for Their First Apartment

Going to college for the first time and need an apartment? Perhaps you’re sick and tired of the dorms and you want to try a bit of the off-campus lifestyle. Getting your first apartment is a big deal, so make sure you dive in this venture cool-headed. When you start your search, you should make… View Article

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

College Life, Financial Responsibility, Money Saving Tips, Parenting | Thursday, July 6th, 2017

7 Ways to Make Your Child’s Overseas Education More Affordable

[image source: Pexel.com] No parent is able to dispute the importance of children’s education. A quality degree can ensure a head start in life and enable them to climb up the career ladder. Besides, studying overseas is a great way to grow personally and expand the horizons. Still, in this economic climate, spending money like… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Income and Careers | Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

4 Money Mistakes to Help Your Teen Avoid

American teens don’t know how to handle money. Over one in five U.S. 15-year-olds don’t meet basic criteria for financial literacy. Just one in ten was capable of analyzing complex financial problems. Overall, U.S. teens scored seventh among fifteen major countries, ranking below students from China, Belgium, Canada, Russia, the Netherlands and Australia. Fortunately, the… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Money Saving Tips, Saving & Investing | Friday, June 16th, 2017

How to Save Smart in 2017

Although you can rightfully say that knowing how to save has always been important, quite a few experts would say that this skill is now more important than ever. In order to have some cash in your investment portfolio to deal with emergencies and short-term goals, you need to deal with volatile markets and many… View Article

College Life, Financial Responsibility, Income and Careers | Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

3 Seasonal Jobs for Students During Holidays and Breaks

College costs a lot of money. As a parent, you can encourage your kids to look for seasonal jobs that can help pay for tuition, books and maybe, even a well-deserved vacation during the next break. In addition, working gives college students a valuable experience that will give them an edge over other job seekers… 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

Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Build an Emergency Budget and Keep Your Family Safe and Sound

For better or worse, life is an unpredictable string of situations and circumstances, and always finds a way to throw a curveball at you. On the brighter note, there is also a way to mitigate the impact of uncertainty and plan ahead of time. Namely, an emergency fund acts as a financial lifeboat that helps… View Article

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