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.

| Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

How to teach your kids about investing

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

, , , , | Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

6 Financial Benefits of Using Co-Working Space for your Family Business

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

, , , , | Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Financial Literacy Month is Here!

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

, | Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Four Ways to Set Your Personal Finances on Autopilot

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

, | Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

No Contract, No Problem: 5 Services You Can Get Without a Long-term Contract

Over 27 percent of baby boomers feel they waste money on cable or digital TV, while only 25 percent of Gen Xers feel the same way, according to a survey by Hloom. While different generations prioritize services and splurges differently, they all cite areas like cell phone plans and cable plans as money wasters. You… View Article

| Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

6 Smart Tips for Budgeting a Family Apartment

Budgeting a family apartment is a tricky business, even more so if you are a newcomer to the world of money managing. Renting an apartment is a plausible tactic, but it can be quite expensive in the long run. On the other hand, an apartment can cost an arm and a leg, and lead you… View Article

, , , | Thursday, February 16th, 2017

3 Seemingly Illogical Methods for Great Money Management

Many people understand the basics of taking control of their money, including budgeting and using cash whenever possible. But there are even more ways to be a smart money manager — and some of the ideas may seem counterintuitive. If you’ve never considered the following ideas, it might be time to do so. However against… View Article

, , , , | Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

College Tuition Tips

College tuition is an increasing cost that requires families to make payments they cannot financially support. The generation of parents and their children who are attending college today are in unique situation in that most are experiencing this for the first time together. The percentage of high school students attending college immediately after high school… View Article

, | Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Outdoor Space Matters: 6 Smart Investments

Landscaping sometimes seems as an expensive and difficult project, especially when there are so many other things to do inside the house, but here’s a fun thought: A lot more people sees your home from the outside than from the inside. All jokes aside, the fact that your neighbors will perceive your grass as much… View Article

, | Friday, January 13th, 2017

3 details you should know while preparing for tax season 2017

Tax season can be an exciting time for savers. This year, more Americans are opting out of a tax time splurge and focusing on getting ahead with their tax refunds. Early filers can still file as they normally would, but we’ve got a couple tips in mind for how your household can use this information… View Article

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