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Financial Tips for Families


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.

Kids and Money: Raising Money-Conscious Kids

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 can’t give them everything they want is incomprehensible.

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our lives in a direct and positive way.

Infographic: Working Mothers Statistics

When we think about mothers’ work-life balance, we often picture two distinct options. A new mom can stay home with the kids and put her career on hold, or she can return to work and face the stress and guilt of leaving her baby each day. The reality, though, is that navigating work-life balance is much more complicated than those polarized choices suggest.

As college students prepare to head back to the classroom, many are thinking about all the money they’ll need to shell out for textbooks, supplies, clothes, and dorm decor. But there’s one financial angle most students don’t give much thought ...



New Tips for Families

    23 Ways Retailers Trick You to Spend More Money

    October 19, 2014 - By Michelle Smith - Tips for Shopping Addiction Statistics
    Why do we constantly overspend? Read on to learn how retailers are plotting to outwit us.

    TradeMonster Review: Not All Monsters are Scary

    October 11, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Best Brokerage Accounts
    With its smiling monster logo greeting you on the homepage, TradeMonster is both appealing and non-threatening at the same time. It serves as a warning that investing on your own (away from the safety of FDIC-insured savings accounts) can bite you if you’re not careful, but it also lets you know that investing can be fun too. TradeMonster’s tools continue that sense of fun with an easy-to-use website and a full-service, self-directed investing experience.

    How to Find Halloween Deals

    October 7, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Deals
    Buying décor and costumes for the spookiest day of the year can be more frightening than witches and goblins. It’s so very easy to spend hundreds of dollars to partake in the fun before the big day rolls around. But there are ways to have a little scary fun without losing your witch’s hat.

    OptionsXpress Review: Pros and Cons for Beginners

    October 4, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Best Brokerage Accounts
    When online brokerage sites became a trendy alternative to investing with a traditional broker, Charles Schwab took note and acquired OptionsXpress. The result is a combination of a trusted financial source and easy, less expensive access to investing activities. One visit to the well-designed website should whet your appetite from the get-go with its investor-friendly intuitive homepage.

    You Want to Be an Investor But Have No Idea Where to Start. Here are Some Options

    October 2, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Investment
    Lucky you — you've been working hard, you've got some cash to invest, and you want to see all those dollars multiply. But where to begin?

    Survey: Who's Telling the Truth

    September 29, 2014 - News for Love
    76 percent of people said it’s OK to lie sometimes (even on Facebook profiles), but the subjects of those fibs tend to depend on your gender, according to a new CreditDonkey poll of over 1,200 Americans.

    Best Time to Buy a TV

    September 28, 2014 - By Erin K - Tips for Save Money on Cable, Cut the Cord
    Purchasing a TV can be an expensive endeavor. You want to make sure you’re getting the very best deal when you hit the stores, but retailers can be tricky about making you think you’re getting a great bargain when you’re really paying full price. Don’t be fooled by the colorful tags that make every TV seem like it’s on sale. Just because a TV is featured in a circular doesn’t mean you’re getting much of a deal. Instead, do some sleuthing and stick to certain times of the year to do your TV ...

    Is OptionsHouse a Smart Choice for Beginner Investors?

    September 27, 2014 - By Ross Frasier - Reviews for Best Brokerage Accounts
    OptionsHouse is an online discount broker built around the idea that it’s not about how much money you make, it’s about how much money you keep. The broker offers some of the lowest rates on investments like stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and retirement accounts. It’s also one of the largest options trading firms in the country, so you can get a lot of investing done through its site, which in some ways is easier to use than others in this space.

    When to buy your next phone, tv, or tablet. We've got Black Friday price-cut predictions for you

    September 24, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Early Holiday Shopping Tips
    Thanksgiving Day will be here before you know it. And if you’re the type of person who could care less about the turkey and quality family time and really just wants to know where the best deals can be had the day after — or even that very night — we have some predictions you’ll want to know about.

    Do These 7 Things and You'll Be Giving Back to Yourself by the End of the Holidays

    September 23, 2014 - Tips for Ghost of Christmas
    These budget-minded, stress-busting tips will have you done with shopping well before the holidays, giving you more time with friends and family instead of sales clerks and cashiers.

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