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.

, | 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:] 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

, | Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

4 Money Mistakes to Help Your Teen Avoid

American teens don’t know how to handle money. Over one in five U.S. 15-year-olds don’t meet basic criteria for financial literacy. Just one in ten was capable of analyzing complex financial problems. Overall, U.S. teens scored seventh among fifteen major countries, ranking below students from China, Belgium, Canada, Russia, the Netherlands and Australia. Fortunately, the… View Article

, | Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

DIY Gift Giving

Are you having a tough time picking out a present for a loved one? We all face this dilemma from time to time. No matter how well we know the person, gift giving can become tiring, expensive, and challenging. In order to save money and personalize gift giving, here are some DIY ideas that are… View Article

, , | Friday, June 16th, 2017

How to Save Smart in 2017

Although you can rightfully say that knowing how to save has always been important, quite a few experts would say that this skill is now more important than ever. In order to have some cash in your investment portfolio to deal with emergencies and short-term goals, you need to deal with volatile markets and many… View Article

, | Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Selecting a College Major

In high school, its extremely tough to decide your future career path. Unless you’re born with a distinct passion, picking a major can be very overwhelming. A lot of students rush into selecting a major because they feel pressured. This can lead to students taking classes they aren’t passionate about which results in wasting money… View Article

, , | Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

3 Seasonal Jobs for Students During Holidays and Breaks

College costs a lot of money. As a parent, you can encourage your kids to look for seasonal jobs that can help pay for tuition, books and maybe, even a well-deserved vacation during the next break. In addition, working gives college students a valuable experience that will give them an edge over other job seekers… View Article

| Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

How To Teach Your Teen Money Management

As a dedicated parent, you want to teach your teenager what it takes to be a healthy, self-sufficient and responsible adult. One of the most important adult responsibilities is financial management. Make sure you teach your teen how to set themselves up for success in this arena before they are on their own. Help them… View Article

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