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.



, | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Smartphone Tools to Help Your Teen Become Financially Responsible

Money management has always been a pretty basic concept to explain to young adults. Parents handed their children a $20 bill to spend at the mall or movie theatre, and these kids could physically see what they had left to spend at their next transaction. Today, in the world of smartphones, online shopping and digital… View Article

, | Friday, April 15th, 2016

Kids Room Revamp: Make it Easy, Fun and Budget Friendly

Children’s rooms are their own little kingdoms where they can use their imagination to create all kinds of worlds, from fairytale castles to pirate ships and Neverland. That is why it is important to enable the kids to be rulers in their kingdoms and design their room into a learning-friendly and challenging space which encourages… View Article

, , | Friday, April 8th, 2016

Educate Your Child on Smart Buying Choices With an Example They Love

If you’re the parent of avid skaters, your children are probably into the latest skating gear, clothes and shoes, which can get expensive fast. But should you buy your children all the gear they crave? At what point should you start teaching your kids about the value of a dollar and smart buying choices? Experts… View Article

, | Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Financial Literacy Month is a Great Time to Save

Financial Literacy Month Is a Great Time to Start Saving Financial Literacy Month provides an opportunity for everyone to learn more about their personal finances and take steps to improve their financial picture. This year’s celebration kicks off on April 1, 2016. If you’re looking for a place to start your review of your holistic… View Article

, , | Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

How to Set a Good Financial Example for Your Child

From “I’ll turn this car around!” and “Because I said so,” to perhaps one of the most common, “Do as I say, not as I do,” there sure is a long list of parent-isms. But when it comes to setting a good example for your child, the latter statement could prove to be counterproductive. Studies… View Article

| Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

8 Products That Save You Money in the Long Run

Like most parents, you are constantly looking for ways to save money, devising and revising your budget, and just generally trying to make the smartest financial decisions for your family. And like most parents, financial responsibility is something you hope to instill in your children. The good news for you is that by modeling good… View Article

, | Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2016

America Saves Week (February 22 – 27, 2016) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. The theme for this year’s America Saves Week is simple: Save Automatically. Try these five simple steps during America Saves Week to help yourself save automatically – and successfully: Assess Your Savings. Like… View Article

| Friday, February 19th, 2016

How to manage a redecoration of a bedroom when on a shoestring budget

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. Not only does it provide a place to sleep but also a place to relax and unwind. Your bedroom should provide you with your own comfortable, private, personal space. However, you may feel that your bedroom is in need of a new look…. View Article

| Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

4 Winter Tips for Your Teen Driver

No doubt about it: winter is tough on your car. The ice makes everything slick and makes the chance you’ll get into an accident much higher. If you’re the parent of a teen, you’re probably worried about how your young driver will deal with icy driving conditions. But with these tips, your teen will be… View Article

, | Thursday, February 11th, 2016

7 Ways to Automate Your Savings

Sometimes, building a healthy cushion of savings can seem like a daunting task. We all know how easy it is to make a late credit card payment, or to end up spending all of your paycheck without remembering to save part of it. One easy way to get started on saving this America Saves Week… View Article



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