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.
Encouraging kids to stay active and healthy doesn’t have to involve an overload of nagging. With summer break just around the corner, you might have visions of your kids spending hours in the pool, riding their bikes with their friends and snacking on watermelon slices washed down with organic milk. Your kiddos, on the other… View Article
Credit scores play an important role in your financial life. Not only is a good score essential for obvious financial events like qualifying for a loan or getting a credit card, but also for the less obvious like obtaining cell phone service, renting a car, or perhaps even getting a job. Two important changes to… View Article
Getting on the right track for saving for big goals requires the first step to be a good one. Do you remember the first time your parents let you open a bank account? Do you remember having a piggy bank or a place where you could see your money grow? Today we have online banks… View Article
Donating to charities and supporting meaningful causes is important, not only in learning compassion, but also in financial planning and management. If your mom is a philanthropist, a thoughtful gesture could be donating to a cause in her name. Not sure what cause is most important to her? Check out these ideas and make a… View Article
Do you remember how much you loved to play as a child? Even as adults, play is an integral part of our lives. We are constantly trying to make dull things fun and work less boring. But what you may not realize is how much you learn through play. True, play is often a good… View Article
When something breaks or gets damaged, we often think that the only option is to replace it and swallow the cost. But by doing a little searching and taking the time to find out exactly what you need, you can often get by with a small upgrade or replacement part to make something work… View Article
The advice just keeps coming: Pay kids to do chores; Don’t pay for chores Give kids an allowance to teach them about money Don’t pay your kids allowance or they will never get a job Give them money and they’ll feel entitled because they’re cute & sweet What’s a parent to do? Allowance vs Chores… View Article
After a decade and a half of footing the bill for every expense for your child, the day has finally come when he or she can finally get his or her first job. Whether it’s babysitting, bagging groceries or mowing lawns for the neighbors, your child is finally going to learn the value of a… View Article
Confused by all of the recent media reports telling you not to tie an allowance to chores? There are several chore/allowance “camps”: Allowance – A weekly amount of money that is provided with no expectation that the child will complete chores to earn their money. Allowance for a set amount of chores – You expect… View Article
According to The 2010 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey prepared for The National Foundation for Credit Counseling, 28 percent of adults don’t pay their bills on time. They also found that one in three adults aren’t saving for their retirement. Show those statistics to your dad, and he probably will launch into a long list of… View Article