Real World Financial Advice for Families.

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

Family Finance: How to deal with impacts of divorce

Source: 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

Family Fun | Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Technology That Helps Your Pre-Teen Gain Some Independence

Your baby is almost a teenager. While you still may want to coddle them and protect them from every mishap, you can’t deny that they’re growing up. As they’re transitioning out of childhood into the teenage years, you want to start giving them a little more independence. With technology invading every part of society –… View Article

College Life, Family Fun | Monday, September 25th, 2017

8 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dorm Room Clean

Leaving your home for a college is the event you will remember for the rest of your life. Give your best to remember it as something good since there will be some challenges down the road. The first of those challenges is cleaning and maintaining your dorm room. This can be hard since you will… View Article

College Life, Income and Careers | Friday, September 15th, 2017

10 Ways to Earn Money as a Teen

If you’re a teen who wants some extra pocket cash, you’re not alone. Many kids aged 14 and above are looking for some quick and easy money making techniques to cover the expenses for entertainment, gadgets, clothes, and parties. Listed below are the top ten ways you can do this: Paid Online Surveys There are… 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

Money Saving Tips | Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Saving Money When Living Off the Grid

There are a variety of ways to save money as a homeowner, it is important to teach our children the ways to run an efficient, eco-friendly household while they are young. Living off the grid, which is defined as a home situated in any unconventional location free from any qualities of suburban life, is an… View Article

College Life, Parenting | Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Expanding Your Teen’s Horizons with International Travel

Travel is very important to a growing child and international travel doubly so. Exposing a child or teen to new cultures and experiences helps them learn and develop communication skills, critical thinking skills and more. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, encourages her children to travel abroad “not simply for fun, but to develop… View Article

Family Organization, Money Saving Tips, Parenting | Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Back to School Advice for Families

We’re quickly approaching end of August…it’s that time of year again! Summer is wrapping up and families are gearing up for the fall when everyone goes back to school. This time can be difficult because children would much rather continue their days at the pool or summer camp than inside a classroom. As for parents,… 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,

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