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, 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

| Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Saving Money When Living Off the Grid

There are a variety of ways to save money as a homeowner, it is important to teach our children the ways to run an efficient, eco-friendly household while they are young. Living off the grid, which is defined as a home situated in any unconventional location free from any qualities of suburban life, is an… View Article

, | Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Expanding Your Teen’s Horizons with International Travel

Travel is very important to a growing child and international travel doubly so. Exposing a child or teen to new cultures and experiences helps them learn and develop communication skills, critical thinking skills and more. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, encourages her children to travel abroad “not simply for fun, but to develop… View Article

, , | Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Back to School Advice for Families

We’re quickly approaching end of August…it’s that time of year again! Summer is wrapping up and families are gearing up for the fall when everyone goes back to school. This time can be difficult because children would much rather continue their days at the pool or summer camp than inside a classroom. As for parents,… View Article

, , | Monday, August 7th, 2017

3 Ways to Help Loved Ones and Friends with Big Life Decisions

When friends and family are faced with making big life decisions, it can sometimes feel like you need to step in and offer your own two cents. Lending moral support can go a long way, but always acting as a crutch may not help them in future decision-making. Remember, while you may experience the same… View Article

, | Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Minding the gap: A practice in financial feminism

America Saves, a national campaign that promotes savings, notes significant differences in savings between men and women. A 2014 survey showed that women displayed a greater interest in savings, but there was no greater savings effort or savings effectiveness compared to men. But just two years later in the same survey,

, | Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Tips for College Students Searching for Their First Apartment

Going to college for the first time and need an apartment? Perhaps you’re sick and tired of the dorms and you want to try a bit of the off-campus lifestyle. Getting your first apartment is a big deal, so make sure you dive in this venture cool-headed. When you start your search, you should make… View Article

, | Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The beginnings of Financial Literacy: Going into Your Teenage Years

Going into my late teenage years, around the time I got my license, I came across many situations that involved my burgeoning financial literacy skills. I was unaware of the expenses that came with being a teenager – I began to learn this the hard way. When I first received my license I had $45… View Article

, , , | Thursday, July 6th, 2017

7 Ways to Make Your Child’s Overseas Education More Affordable

[image source: Pexel.com] No parent is able to dispute the importance of children’s education. A quality degree can ensure a head start in life and enable them to climb up the career ladder. Besides, studying overseas is a great way to grow personally and expand the horizons. Still, in this economic climate, spending money like… View Article



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