How Parents Grow While Raising Children Parenthood is not for the faint of heart. You’re a nurturer, teacher, disciplinarian, cook, cleaner, taxi service, boo-boo fixer, counselor, laundress, and more. When that little bundle of pink or blue was placed in your arms, did you really know just how much your world would change? and for the […]
Life Insurance Is Worth It In The End Deciding whether you need life insurance can be a complicated process. The decision can be even harder when you are younger. Today Elaine Mahr highlights some of the issues that you should think about. Be sure to listen in to find out more about the cheapest insurance policy […]
by Ryan Smith25 Aug 2016 What salary do you need to afford a home in your city of choice? How does your city rate in terms of home affordability? A recent report by HSH.com determined the salary families would need to make in 27 metro areas in order to afford the local median home […]
How to Work Back-to-School Into Your Budget Try this little mantra called the 50/20/30 Rule. What that means is: 50% of your monthly income should go toward your essential expenses like housing, utilities and groceries. 20% should go toward your financial priorities like debt payments, retirement accounts, college savings and emergency fund. The last 30% […]
Couples and Money Disagreeing about money is almost inevitable — but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. As an individual, you have priorities about what you want your money to do for you that may or may not line up with your spouse or partner (or parents or friends). What you need to learn is […]
Blended Family Steps About 75 percent of the 1.2 million Americans who divorce each year eventually remarry. Most have children, and they find that step-family life is more complex than they ever imagined. Below are a few steps to take to bring a blended family together.
Personal finance has not yet become a required subject in high school or college. If it is available for you to take in your school, will you apply what you learn? You may be more focused on relationships, video games, the newest fad, partying and not quite understand how decisions you make today financially […]
So you have a few of the ‘certificate of participation’ awards and want to take those to your first job interview, well you will soon see how much weight they carry. The ‘Wall of Gaylord Focker’ may need to stay on the wall of your parents home.” The truth? Honesty is a must, perfection is a myth, and failure is […]
Even most experts make the wrong choices when choosing which debts to pay off first. For an example if you received $30,000 and you are faced with the decision on what debt to pay first will you make the right choice? Andy Prescott from the artofbeingcheap.com approached this topic. Check out his post at: The […]
New year, new you, new home. The calendar change always invites all sorts of resolutions, some of them attainable, many of them impractical and stress-inducing. But changes needn’t be big or difficult to be life-altering. Here are some financial–related New Year’s resolutions you can make for 2016 that will pay big dividends with minimal effort.