Many kids expect compensation for the work they do around the house. A weekly allowance was always a part of our Saturdays growing up in my parents home and the more I helped out, the more money I made. Now that I have my own kids, I have learned that there are a few different … [Read more...] about Kids & 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 … [Read more...] about Should Children Earn Their Allowance?
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 … [Read more...] about Battling the Gimmies
The reality today for both students and parents is that not only is a college education necessary to be successful in today's workplace, it may also be very, very expensive. Many parents are overwhelmed with the seemingly constant increase in college tuition and may wonder if … [Read more...] about Tips for Saving for College
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 … [Read more...] about How A Prepaid Card Works