When to Borrow from Your Loved Ones

As a parent, your first natural instinct is to help your child if they find themselves in any sort of distress. Your child feels the same way about you and would be first in line to offer financial help if you need it. Whether borrowing the money you need to see your through is the […]

Parents and Money: Things to Do in 2014

The new year is right around the corner, and if 2013 wasn’t the best year for you financially, here is your opportunity to rewrite history. As a parent, you undoubtedly have a lot on your mind. And with all your responsibilities, savvy money-management may fall through the cracks. Maybe you accumulated extra debt over the […]

The Top 4 Financial Lessons Parents Fail to Teach Their Children

Learning how to treat and manage money is a learned skill that takes time to develop. Learning finances is not a natural and innate ability that we’re born with, but instead is something that must be practiced and taught. Most people struggle with managing their finances due to the examples that they’ve had growing up, […]

Credit Protection Tips for College Graduates

College is a great time of life, but the whole purpose for getting that education is to prepare young people for the rest of their lives. What they do during those last couple of college years and the first years after graduation can dramatically influence the rest of their lives. Money Management Tips By making […]

Building a Better Student: The College Question

A friend of mine has a son who dutifully sent off college applications and was accepted by two of them. He then promptly announced that he really didn’t want to go to college. His father’s response: “You will go, like it or not.” In my opinion, you could easily swap the father’s words to: “I […]

Family Budget Thoughts: What America Buys and Sells

The New Year often finds Hubby and I looking over the budget and making plans for the year. Do you have a family budget? I know it’s difficult to think about; we haven’t been very formal about a budget for too long. The thing is, having one can be the difference between a healthy savings […]