Tag: Parents

What Should You Teach Kids About Money?

When it comes to teaching your kids about money, think of it as teaching them survival skills. If you do not teach them about money–budgeting, saving, spending, and credit–it will be left to trial and error, which could prove costly and time-consuming. Since only about 15% of young people learn personal money management in school, […]

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Fun Summer Activities on a Budget for the Family

When the weather starts to heat up, and more people head outside, that’s when budgets start to go downhill. While all family members look forward to summer, parents and children typically have different viewpoints on what constitutes as a “fun” summer activity. Of course, when the cost is a factor, trips to the expensive theme […]

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Money Management Advice For The Whole Family

A common complaint among consumers today is the lack of funds. Regardless of how much money a household might earn, there never seems to be enough of it. Making do with an average income is the goal of any household budget. In fact, the entire family should get involved in their financial management. Explore how […]

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Should Your Teenager Have A Credit Card?

According to TransUnion, 20 percent of people who are between the ages of 13 and 18 have a credit card. However, many parents are still reluctant to give their teen a credit card. There are negatives that come along with it. For example, teens who do not use their credit cards responsibly can potentially ruin their credit […]

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12 Things You Wish Your Parents Told You About Money

Managing your finances properly can be a tricky business, especially if a person is fresh out of high school or college. He or she might have a new job and a checking account. They might think they are ready to take on the world, but that new income might suffer as a result of improper […]

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Children’s Clothing Options That Are Budget Friendly

When it comes to buying clothes for children, this is an area that can become an expensive endeavor. It is also an area of a parent’s financial responsibilities that are affected by the age of the child for which they are buying these clothes. Obviously, the threads they buy for their teenager will tend to […]

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How to Save Money on Mother’s Day

The stores are filled with “I Love Mom” balloons, cards, and fresh flowers. You can’t watch TV without every other commercial being about Mother’s Day and what to buy for Mom. However, for most moms, it’s really the thought that counts! This is great news for people who want to get their mother a nice […]

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The Big Risks of Cosigning for Student Loans

A person might have a child, family member, or even a close family friend who is about to start college. They turned in their applications, they got accepted into their school of choice, and they got their financial aid award letter. BUT because their dream school’s financial aid award doesn’t completely cover the cost of […]

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Credit Help and Debt Management Tips for Single Mothers

Single mothers might need credit score repair and debt management help Single mothers are more likely than two-parent couples to face debt, lower credit scores, and bankruptcy. The National Bureau of Economic Research reported that single-mother households were overwhelmingly likely to face poverty. About 85 percent of single-parent homes are headed by women, and of […]

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10 Tips for Big Back-to-School Savings

Back to school sales have already begun and the summer is winding down for most kids. Every parent and teacher know that purchasing school supplies are not usually a one-time occurrence. Over the course of a school year, the price tag of replenishing supplies can be costly. With a little researching, planning ahead, and goal-setting the […]

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