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Finances and the Family
It's never too early to talk to your kids about money. The trick is to know how much and how often.

 

How to Control Spending!
Too many people spend too much money and find themselves in debt. If you count yourself among them and want to gain control of your dangerous habits, think about getting help. It's easier to reach a goal if other people are involved.

 

Child Entrepreneurs
If your child wants to be an entrepreneur, think of the desire as a great opportunity for him or her to learn some business skills. It will teach him or her about responsibility, honesty and integrity.

 

End-of-Year Teacher Gifts
Many kids want to give their teacher a gift at the end of the year. Teachers love presents from their students! It shows them they are appreciated and liked, so giving a gift is definitely appropriate. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money.

 

6 Steps to Stress-Free ATM Use

Consumers pay about $2 billion a year for the privilege using automated teller machines (ATMs). Despite the fees, it's not surprising that these are popular. An ATM card and pin number makes getting cash convenient. If you and your partner have trouble keeping track of your ATM withdrawals and charges, it's time to take control.


 

Helping Your Teen Find a Summer Job

By the time children reach middle and high school, they usually are ready for a summer job. This could be a paying or volunteer job -- either way, the experience will contribute to a teen's overall education as certainly as European history, geometry, English, or physics.


 

How To Know if You Have Enough Auto Insurance
When it comes to buying car insurance, you want to buy enough to prevent serious problems down the road. On the other hand, if you buy too much, you are wasting money.

 

Cooking in a Slow Cooker – It’s Not A Crock!

The realities of our fast-paced lifestyle often leave little time for making a home-cooked meal. Between work, travel, kids, and volunteer activities, it’s hard to find the spare hour needed to cook. This is where slow cookers come in handy.


 

Teaching Teens about Money
As a parent, you have the opportunity to shape your teen's money perspective. Lessons learned now could save him a lot of grief later.

 

Five Easy Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

 

Do you feel as though you and your family exist on far too many take-out meals? Not only are delivery pizzas and take-out Chinese or tacos tiring after a while, they make a significant dent in our pocketbooks. It's no wonder increasing numbers of families are relying more than ever on home-cooked meals. This is good news for our wallets, our waistlines, our health, our tastebuds...and our kitchens.


 

Back to the Kitchen
Taking just a little time to enjoy and indulge in home cooking nourishes our families and our souls. Plus, it almost always saves money!

 

Should You Pay Yourself First?
Some people try a strategy for saving where they "pay themselves" at the beginning of the month, rather than saving whatever is left at the end. Many folks find that by waiting until the end, nothing is left for the savings account.

 

One Way to Save for College
It’s easy for new parents to rationalize that they have 18 years to put aside money for their baby’s college education, but it’s also never too early to start thinking long term. Save early and let the money work for you.

 

Finances and the Family
It's never too early to talk to your kids about money. The trick is to know how much and how often.

 

The Problem with Automatic Bill Paying
There is a flip side to the convenience offered by automatic bill payments: Sometimes it can be difficult to stop those same automatic payments. Despite how you might feel if you are caught in this trap, you are not doomed to pay forever once you have closed the credit account which you used to make automatic payments.

 

Back to the Kitchen
Taking just a little time to enjoy and indulge in home cooking nourishes our families and our souls. Plus, it almost always saves money!

 

Four Ways to Survive Your Vacation
Pre-planning and a good attitude go along way to ensuring your vacation will be relaxing and successful. Make sure there's something for everyone.

 

Four Ways to Survive Your Vacation
Pre-planning and a good attitude go along way to ensuring your vacation will be relaxing and successful. Make sure there's something for everyone.

 

How To Know if You Have Enough Auto Insurance
When it comes to buying car insurance, you want to buy enough to prevent serious problems down the road. On the other hand, if you buy too much, you are wasting money.

 








 
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