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Financial Tips for Families


The Donkey in the Lion's Skin

While you might initially impress people with new, expensive clothes, eventually your true nature will shine through. Better to spend wisely than to spend just to impress others.

How a Horse and a Donkey Can Help You Build Wealth

Whenever you have the opportunity, help your neighbors. Generosity and charity are investments in your community's future, which in turn benefits you. See how a horse and donkey learned that important lesson.

Most people have not saved enough to maintain their current lifestyle for even one month.

If you've ever seen a college graduate tug strenuously on a door that is clearly labeled "push," you're well aware of the stark differences between how people define "smart." That college degree takes some people only so far. But most lists of ...

Paying off your credit card balances is one of the best moves you can make to improve your financial situation. But if you can’t afford to wipe your debt clean, then transferring your balance to a low interest credit card is your next best option.



New Tips for Families

    Back to School Deals: What to Buy in August

    July 28, 2014 - By Lauren Ward - Tips for Student
    If you have any students in your life, give them a high-five for saving you some bucks, because the sales this month are all about school. Even if you don’t need to get school-related items, you have so many opportunities to get a deal on essentials (think office supplies and organization tools for your home).

    Study: Best Student Loans: Stafford vs Perkins vs Plus

    July 21, 2014 - Tips for Student
    What to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions a student has to make. Many factors go into deciding which school to attend and which major to pursue. While those choices can reverberate for many years, an equally weighty decision involves how you’re going to pay for all of it.

    Best Roth IRA Providers

    July 16, 2014 - By Ross Frasier - Reviews for Best Brokerage Accounts
    For first-time investors, or young people just starting out, opening a Roth IRA is one of the best money moves you can make. A Roth IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is an easy way to start building your wealth by taking advantage of tax savings that keep the government away from your earnings. Of course, there are rules that must be followed, but once you get going, you’ll find that opening and maintaining a Roth IRA isn’t much different (or harder) than what you do with a checking or ...

    Study: Best Place to Buy Furniture

    July 14, 2014 - Reviews for What to Buy in July
    There’s nothing practical about buying furniture. You have to measure your space, shop around for the look you want and the color you’re after, and then you either have to hope that the piece you’re buying will fit in your car or that you can borrow a friend’s truck. Or pay a hefty delivery fee. And then you have to wait for the delivery.

    Study: Best States for Working Mothers

    July 10, 2014 - By Jasmine Williams - Tips for Working Mothers Statistics
    Working mothers know a dirty little secret: They can’t actually have it all. They are constantly pushed and pulled between their home life and their work life, trying to give 100% in all of their roles and not quite meeting the demands they put on themselves.

    Study: Best Savings Account

    July 9, 2014 - By Colleen O'Connor-Grant - Reviews for Compound Interest
    The goal of a savings account isn’t just to squirrel away money. A savings account is where your money should grow in value, over time, by earning interest. Ideally, you’ll end up with more money than you started with, and the money is easily accessible to you whenever you need it.

    Study: Best Job Search Site

    July 7, 2014 - By Josh D - Tips for Career Advice
    The arrival of summer means much more than just warmer weather, cookouts, and graduation parties. It means a flood of recent college graduates looking to land their first real job, and those who have jobs using their vacation to fantasize about their next one.

    5 Recalls in Your Kitchen You Need to Know About

    July 4, 2014 - By Mitch Lipka - Tips for Grocery
    Kitchens have hazards all their own. You've got flames coming from the stove, knife blades that are easily accessible, and water that often gets too hot to the touch.

    Study: Best Car Rental Company

    June 30, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Car Rental Insurance
    You need a rental car either for a very good reason – you’re on vacation – or a not-so-good one, like when your own car breaks down or you’re on the road for business. Armed with knowledge about which rental car company is the best can save you (or your company) some money and heartache, no matter why you need the rented wheels.

    Best Time to Buy Furniture

    June 26, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Study: Best Place to Buy Furniture
    The price of new furniture can place a major dent in your wallet. If you can’t stomach the thought of the hefty cost, you’ll have to live with the constant desire to replace your beat-up couch, give your daughter a bigger bureau that will actually hold all her clothes, or give your twins that bunk bed they’ve been requesting year after year.

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