Money

Should Children Earn Their Allowance?

There are many things parents need to teach their children. One of the important life skills that kids need to learn from a fairly early age is money management. Oftentimes, parents will help them learn that skill through giving them an allowance. Allowances for kids have a number of benefits, including: •Teaches money management skills […]

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Battling the Gimmies

Children want stuff. Unfortunately, that natural desire is too often overwhelmed by our culture of consumerism. For many families, the mass marketing of everything from video games to new clothes is a constant part of their day. And as children grow and try to find their place in or culture, the idea that they have […]

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Tips for Saving for College

The reality today for both students and parents is that not only is a college education necessary to be successful in today&#39s workplace, it may also be very, very expensive. Many parents are overwhelmed with the seemingly constant increase in college tuition and may wonder if there is any way that they can even help […]

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How A Prepaid Card Works

Qualifying for a credit card can be a nightmare sometimes. In order to get a credit card with low interest rates and few fees you need to have established good credit; and that can take years to do. In today’s world a credit card is more convenient and almost necessary. If you’ve had problems qualifying […]

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Establishing Credit In High School

As their student enters those years of high school many parents are wondering if they should help their teenage son or daughter establish credit. This can pose a major dilemma as parents are often wondering about the maturity of their teenager but want to instill in them a sense of financial responsibility. In addition to […]

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More Freezing Dos and Don’ts to Make the Most of Your Food

When freezing foods, there is a right way and a wrong way to help foods last, still taste good, and not have freezer burn, etc. The following is a look at the freezing do’s and don’ts: Do’s:Choose the right containers: The containers you freezer your foods in make a big difference in how well they […]

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