Real World Financial Advice for Families.

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Credit and Debit | Saturday, December 30th, 2017

After Equifax: How To Protect Your Family from Identity Theft

If the Equifax breach of 2017 has taught consumers anything, it’s that no company is immune to the dangers of a skilled hacker. Even the best security in the world can’t reduce the risk of identity theft by 100 percent. That’s why you should take an active role in protecting you and your whole family… 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

Money Saving Tips | Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Family finance and home selling: How to stage it on a budget

When presenting your home to potential buyers, you want it to stand out from the other offers and make a great first impression. If you are aiming to convince the buyers that your home is their dream house, consider staging it. Give them what they want; in return, you could sell your property at a… View Article

Family Fun, Parenting | Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

A Guide to Parental Controls for Your Child’s Digital Devices

Your child greatly benefits from the use of digital devices. Devices and their apps can support your child’s learning, create channels for parent-child communication and also entertain your kids. However, digital tools also grant your kids access to apps and content that can lead to serious repercussions. If you don’t want your kid to make… 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

Family Fun, Money Saving Tips | Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

How can Gardening Help your Family Budget

If you enjoy gardening, you can help your entire family by improving your lifestyle and assisting your budget. There are a couple of things you can do by investing some extra effort and change the status of your garden from a ‘hobby’ to a ‘resource’. Here are a couple of ideas on how you can… 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

College Life, Income and Careers | Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Studying Abroad – After High School or College?

Living in foreign countries is one of the biggest wishes of most young people. Diving into an unknown culture and experiencing its people and customs firsthand is a unique opportunity. That is why many students wish to study abroad. However, the question remains: Is it better to leave your home country at an early age,… 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

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