I was searching on the web for something to help my kids make my house a cleaner place. Doughmain's chore tracker is what every parent needs, it helps kids finish their chores and helps parents keep track of their kids allowances. 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.
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.
Quick tips to tackle those impending student loans College graduation, it should be an amazing feeling, right? It should be a wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments you have achieved over your last 4+ years and to reflect on all of the cherished memories with friends, classmates, family, and mentors who have guided you along… View Article
Struggling with bills? Worried you have more money going out than you having coming in? Being financially secure is difficult and sometimes scary. Once you evaluate your expenses and see where your money is going, it becomes clear what is costing you the most. We need things like food and housing to live, but what… View Article
So you started the school year off with a well-organized plan: You had your car pooling schedule,your dinner menus in order and the kids on track to complete chores. But is it still working for you? If not, may I suggest DoughMain’s free tools? DoughMain offers: A family calendar to share events and schedules, with… View Article
Whether your financial goals are long-term or short-term, it can be difficult to stick with them when life gets in the way. With a detailed plan, you can achieve your goals while sticking to your budget. Follow these tips to keep yourself on track. Document the Specifics Your goal could be as simple as depositing… View Article
Should I save money or pay down debt? Should I pay for my child’s education or save for retirement? Should I pay down my student loans or build my savings? These are valid questions, as many of us have multiple savings and debt repayment goals to achieve at the same time. Figuring out how… View Article
Car shopping is as stressful as it is exciting. On one hand, it’s frustrating to find the right car for the right price, plus you have to battle pesky salespeople. On the other hand, it’s relieving when you find the right one, especially if the right one also happens to be easy on the eyes…. View Article
“Mom, if I knew that was my money, I wouldn’t have spent it!” What?! I had had an incredible “Ah ha!” moment. My son has a job for which he gets paid on Fridays. Well, this particular Friday, I collected his wages for him. That evening, as he was headed out with friends, he asked… View Article
If you’ve attended a wedding recently, you know how expensive it can be. You have to find the right outfit and maybe buy shoes as well; then there are the travel expenses, the hotel stay and a gift for the happy couple. The full experience does not come cheap, and costs add up quickly. To… View Article
You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good investment. But It’s Not All Bad News Last month… View Article
Upgrading basic elements around the house can lead to a greater overall return on your investment when it comes time to sell. Bathrooms, landscaping and kitchens provide opportunities for families to work together, on their own, using their own hands, to improve the potential for boosting home value. Real estate isn’t all about the bottom… View Article