I was searching for an online chore tracker for my boys and found this. It's pretty cool. Not only does it have a chore chart that the boys can check on daily with their iPod...but it also has a family calendar to keep hubby in the loop too!
Real World Financial Advice for Families.
Our blog provides practical advice for talking to your kids about money. These folks created our financial curriculum and are also active teachers in K-12.
It was the late 90s and everyone I knew was getting a Furby. The Furby had everything a little girl wanted: it was fury; it could blink its overlarge eyes on its own; it could even talk in a gravelly high-pitched voice. It was the toy of the season, and my sister and I… View Article
When you’re children are young, teaching them the concepts of money, buying and saving can help them with financial fluency later in their lives. Once kids learn that money doesn’t grow on trees, parents are responsible for teaching them basic attributes of personal finance. It’s up to parents to educate their kids on the… View Article
America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that… View Article
Visit DoughMain’s profile on Pinterest. As parents we are so busy shuttling our kids around, making sure that their homework is done, clothes are washed, and dinner is on the table that we just run out of time and steam. We’re an exhausted bunch, trying to eke out a few last minute chores before we… View Article
Anybody who has ditched plans to eat a salad to scarf down a plate of nachos instead (like I did, um, yesterday) can tell you that even though we humans usually know what’s best for us, it’s sometimes difficult to actually do the right thing. This is especially true when it comes to saving… View Article
The Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to set records nearly every week, establishing a new mark 49 times through Christmas Eve 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Dow ended the year up 26 percent, its largest one-year gain in 18 years. The S&P 500 experienced its best year-to-year growth in 16 years, while… View Article
New generation. New tools. The majority of kids in American homes today are part of the “Net Generation,” who are growing up with a significant aptitude for using information technology and devices, such as iPhones and iPads. As a result, more families are abandoning traditional paper methods of family organization and are utilizing online… View Article
There’s nothing like a family vacation. Taking your kids to fun and exciting parts of the world and enjoying time as a unit are necessities for every family. Unfortunately, however, money is also a necessity, and you don’t want to blow all of yours on that next getaway. Many airlines have raised their rates of… View Article
One of the key components of being financially fit is being able to set goals. We adults set goals all the time- “next year I will need a new car,” “I want to make an extra mortgage payment this year,” “I want to only shop sales and with coupons.” While setting goals may seem… View Article
Being laid off is a shocking and stressful event for everyone involved. It also has become a pretty common one—a 2013 survey from Rutgers University found that 23 percent of Americans experienced a layoff sometime during or after the Great Recession of 2008. In addition to the obvious loss of salary and uncertainty… View Article