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Real World Financial Advice for Families.
Welcome to the DoughMain blog. Here you’ll find practical advice for talking to your kids about money and staying organized and connected as a family.
As a dedicated parent, you want to teach your teenager what it takes to be a healthy, self-sufficient and responsible adult. One of the most important adult responsibilities is financial management. Make sure you teach your teen how to set themselves up for success in this arena before they are on their own. Help them… View Article
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
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
Looking to save money on your groceries but not sure where to start? How about beginning with growing your own tomatoes? The average U.S. household spends around $6,759 a year on food, with $756 spent on vegetables and fruit according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, imagine the savings of growing your own in… View Article
Your kids deserve the best of everything, including a room that is all their own. If your kids are begging you to redecorate their rooms, you need to come up with a plan to use the latest decorating trends while sticking to a budget. Involve Your Kids You want your kids to love their rooms,… View Article
For most people, grocery shopping for the family can be a real pain in the neck. Buying healthy is even more difficult today, as fruit and vegetables in supermarkets become less and less convincingly organic. Farmers’ markets can be too far of a drive, and the trip back and forth can cost you as much… View Article
Children are quick at learning new things. Give them something educational to watch or read, and it is likely that they will surprise you with a trivia that is entirely new to you. Thus, if children can learn seemingly complex concepts at an early age, teaching them about investing will be no different. But how?… View Article
For small family businesses, traditional office spaces are usually out of their financial league. On the other hand, working from home is usually the cheapest option. Alas, there are many hiccups you can experience down the road. Most of all, separating the work zone from the rest of the domestic goings-on and distractions is no… View Article
Importance of Financial Literacy Financial Literacy Month occurs every April and is dedicated to encouraging individuals to improve their personal financial knowledge. Becoming financially educated is one of the most useful strategies a proactive individual can implement into their lives. Many people do not understand the importance of becoming financially literate in the first place…. View Article
In today’s busy world, families often forget to set aside time for financial planning. 59 percent of Americans — nearly six out of ten people — don’t have enough saved up to cover a $500 car repair or a $1,000 medical emergency, a Bankrate survey found. 56 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved… View Article