Financial Tips for Families
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 ...
Vaccinations are tough. Battles over vegetables are trying. But few parenting challenges are more daunting than walking through a toy store with a preschooler. To young children, just about every toy is appealing, and the notion that mom or dad ...
Help keep money in the local economy, create local jobs, and protect the environment when you shop local. This infographic explores why shopping local should be a top priority in your shopping list.
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As identity theft increases, here are important tips to protect your money and good name (in a CreditDonkey infographic format).
New Tips for Families
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).
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.