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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.
Car shopping is as stressful as it is exciting. On one hand, it’s frustrating to find the right car for the right price, plus you have to battle pesky salespeople. On the other hand, it’s relieving when you find the right one, especially if the right one also happens to be easy on the eyes…. View Article
“Mom, if I knew that was my money, I wouldn’t have spent it!” What?! I had had an incredible “Ah ha!” moment. My son has a job for which he gets paid on Fridays. Well, this particular Friday, I collected his wages for him. That evening, as he was headed out with friends, he asked… View Article
If you’ve attended a wedding recently, you know how expensive it can be. You have to find the right outfit and maybe buy shoes as well; then there are the travel expenses, the hotel stay and a gift for the happy couple. The full experience does not come cheap, and costs add up quickly. To… View Article
You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good investment. But It’s Not All Bad News Last month… View Article
Upgrading basic elements around the house can lead to a greater overall return on your investment when it comes time to sell. Bathrooms, landscaping and kitchens provide opportunities for families to work together, on their own, using their own hands, to improve the potential for boosting home value. Real estate isn’t all about the bottom… View Article
Stick to a Budget Create a Budget. It does not have to be complicated and detailed. Just outline the important stuff, how much money you will receive monthly and the expenses you are excepting to incur. Also remember to include “carrying money” in your budget but don’t take out more than you budgeted or you… View Article
As the long summer nights continue to pass, the back-to-school advertisements begin to appear more frequently – just as the warm summer days begin to cool, prompting the leaves on the trees, shining with a bright green glow to adopt faint amber tints. The bittersweet end of summer brings a return to school and as… View Article
An allowance is a teaching tool so instead of simply handing out money to your children try to make an allowance work in your favor as you instill in them valuable life lessons. Break up the Allowance into Three Categories Make it clear to your children what kinds of expenditures the money is for…. View Article
If you are a teen in search of a summer job, I feel your pain. Summer jobs are incredible opportunities to get some spending money for the school year and gain valuable working experience at the same time. Yet, every summer getting a job is becoming more and more difficult for high school and college… View Article
Minimalism, according to its pioneering gurus Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, is all about clearing clutter—material possessions or nonphysical things—from your life to make room for the important stuff: Health, friends, relationships and growth. If you want to create a minimalist lifestyle, perhaps the best place to start is in your home. As comedian George… View Article