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, March 22nd, 2017

Four Ways to Set Your Personal Finances on Autopilot

In today’s busy world, families often forget to set aside time for financial planning. 59 percent of Americans — nearly six out of ten people — don’t have enough saved up to cover a $500 car repair or a $1,000 medical emergency, a Bankrate survey found. 56 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved… View Article

, | Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

No Contract, No Problem: 5 Services You Can Get Without a Long-term Contract

Over 27 percent of baby boomers feel they waste money on cable or digital TV, while only 25 percent of Gen Xers feel the same way, according to a survey by Hloom. While different generations prioritize services and splurges differently, they all cite areas like cell phone plans and cable plans as money wasters. You… View Article

| Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

6 Smart Tips for Budgeting a Family Apartment

Budgeting a family apartment is a tricky business, even more so if you are a newcomer to the world of money managing. Renting an apartment is a plausible tactic, but it can be quite expensive in the long run. On the other hand, an apartment can cost an arm and a leg, and lead you… View Article

, , , | 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: 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: 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

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