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.

, | Friday, November 10th, 2017

How do we save for college?

Parents want the best for their children, which often includes a college education. Some new graduates leave campus with a diploma in one hand and a huge student loan bill in the other. Parents want their graduates to leave school with minimal debt. But how? There are about as many answers as there are families…. View Article

, | Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

How can Gardening Help your Family Budget

If you enjoy gardening, you can help your entire family by improving your lifestyle and assisting your budget. There are a couple of things you can do by investing some extra effort and change the status of your garden from a ‘hobby’ to a ‘resource’. Here are a couple of ideas on how you can… View Article

, | Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

5 Reasons Why Research Is the Most Essential Part in Any Investment Plan

When it comes to investing, regardless of what strategy one employs, it’s a good idea to undertake a great deal of research before getting started. This research can give a proper understanding of investment goals and methods. Here are five reasons why research is the most essential part in any investment plan. Research Allows for… View Article

, | Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Studying Abroad – After High School or College?

Living in foreign countries is one of the biggest wishes of most young people. Diving into an unknown culture and experiencing its people and customs firsthand is a unique opportunity. That is why many students wish to study abroad. However, the question remains: Is it better to leave your home country at an early age,… View Article

, | Friday, October 6th, 2017

How to get a head start on saving for college

The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report. Their research shows that students and parents share nearly equal responsibility for covering college costs. While the good news is that scholarships and grants are covering the largest share of these costs in… View Article

, , | Friday, September 29th, 2017

Family Finance: How to deal with impacts of divorce

Source: Going through a divorce is never easy, and yet, sometimes that’s the only action left to take. Separating physically is one thing and it certainly takes its toll on both parties involved, but separating finances is a whole other ballgame. Each situation is different and requires our full attention so there aren’t any… View Article

| Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Technology That Helps Your Pre-Teen Gain Some Independence

Your baby is almost a teenager. While you still may want to coddle them and protect them from every mishap, you can’t deny that they’re growing up. As they’re transitioning out of childhood into the teenage years, you want to start giving them a little more independence. With technology invading every part of society –… View Article

, | Monday, September 25th, 2017

8 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dorm Room Clean

Leaving your home for a college is the event you will remember for the rest of your life. Give your best to remember it as something good since there will be some challenges down the road. The first of those challenges is cleaning and maintaining your dorm room. This can be hard since you will… View Article

, | Friday, September 15th, 2017

10 Ways to Earn Money as a Teen

If you’re a teen who wants some extra pocket cash, you’re not alone. Many kids aged 14 and above are looking for some quick and easy money making techniques to cover the expenses for entertainment, gadgets, clothes, and parties. Listed below are the top ten ways you can do this: Paid Online Surveys There are… View Article

, , , | Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Financing an Office for a Family Business: How to Manage it Like a Pro

Starting a business is a tremendous challenge in itself, today’s world is unforgiving and any mistake could end up being your last. However, the businesses that do manage to rise above the rest face even greater challenges, the first being – finding an office. While the general rule of thumb is to cut corners wherever… View Article

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