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.



, , , | 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

| Thursday, January 5th, 2017

How to accomplish Family and Budget-friendly online shopping?

image 1 source: pexels.com More people than ever are enjoying the benefits online shopping. Apart from the prime convenience associated with this practice, one can also compare prices, read customer reviews, and enjoy virtually infinite freedom of choice. However, there are some drawbacks involved with the process of purchasing items over the internet. For example,… View Article

, | Monday, December 5th, 2016

8 Apps that Will Save Your Family Time and Money

image 1 source: pixabay.com Managing family finances and dealing with other household chores and emergencies can sometimes seem as if you are juggling a thousand balls. It doesn’t matter how proficient you are, one of these days, one of those balls will fall down. If only you could get some help. Oh wait – you… View Article

, , | Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

5 Steps to a New Financial You in 2017

Holiday shoppers have been careful each season to make their lists and check them twice. Budgets have become more discerning and savers have become better planners for their holiday spending, prioritizing savings along the way. According to a September 2016 report, two out of five millennial shoppers got a head start this year and had… View Article

| Friday, November 18th, 2016

Keeping Your Transactions Safe When You Have to Swipe Your Chip Card

It’s been over a year since the October 1, 2015, deadline for merchants to adopt EMV chip credit card readers, but most stores are still lagging behind. With the 2016 holiday shopping season looming, only 33 percent of U.S. merchants who accept MasterCard have adopted chip card readers, even though MasterCard says 88 percent of… View Article

| Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Small and Affordable Changes that Can Turn Your House into a Healthier Environment

Image source:unsplash.com It’s a big and harsh world out there, but at least we have our homes where we are safe all the time, right? Well, not really. There are a million of threats lurking in their interiors, and the fact that we consider them to be completely safe often prevents us from seeing these… View Article

, , | Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Savings is an option for individuals with disabilities

Often individuals with disabilities are not familiar with the savings options available to them, or they may be afraid to save money in fear of jeopardizing their public benefits. However, there are a wide variety of saving strategies that individuals with disabilities can potentially access to achieve their savings goals and improve their financial well-being…. View Article



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