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Children and Allowances

Through the years, any variety of theories have been put forth and argued regarding financial allowances for children.  But two approaches seem to have emerged and become the “norms” over the past decade or so. Although many parents do not … Continue reading

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Vacation or Staycation?

Everyone needs time away now and then – from work, school, people, and even from responsibility. Traditionally, families look forward to these times to have the chance to discover, relax, and to engage in activities that aren’t typical day-to-day events. … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Taking a Break

Every one of us looks forward to taking a break from our routines sooner or later. Whether it’s to visit family or friends over a holiday, a weekend trip to the mountains to ski, or a kid-cation to one of … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Kids About Money

I recall from my life as a young teen that, after spending most of my years fully ignorant of the money our family had or frankly worrying about it at all, my mother made it clear to me and my … Continue reading

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DIY Family Style

At a time when just about everyone in the household who can work goes to their job every day, maybe it’s time to consider doing some of the tasks around the house that we have been paying someone else to … Continue reading

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Childhood Lessons from Holiday Shopping

A long time ago while raising a 7 year old alone, I decided it was time for yet another money activity and learning opportunity for my son. Fortunately, I had opened what used to be called a “Christmas Club Savings … Continue reading

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Let the Holidays Begin

As the new year approaches, it can bring up a lot of anxiety around impending holidays and all the “extras” this time of the year involves. Think about it – there’s extra food, extra or new clothes, extra events, extra … Continue reading

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College Roommate Food Fights

Whether you are heading to college this fall for the very first time or a returning student, there are always plenty of decisions – what courses to take, major, minor, how much to borrow, how much to work – but … Continue reading

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Going to College? File your FAFSA now!

If you are planning to enter college in the next year and you also want to learn what financial aid options are available to you and your family, you MUST get busy and complete the Free Application for Student Aid … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a National Financial Planning Month

Did you know October is national financial planning month? Probably not, but hopefully the title gave that away. Someone much wiser than I once said “a goal without a plan is just a wish”, and they were right! When asked, … Continue reading

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The Feel Good of Saving

How does it start – the “feel good” of saving money? It’s a tough question to answer. Maybe it happens all at once and you wake up and say “oh, I’m going to start saving money today” and then you … Continue reading

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Help Your Kids Become Money Masters

It’s not the money that matters. It’s how you use it that determines its true value. Do you want your children to become financially responsible? If so, then you need to teach them some crucial lessons about money. If kids … Continue reading

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