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Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before Heading Off to College

A child leaving for college is a stressful experience. After all, you watched your child enter the world, you held his hand as he took his first steps, and you listened anxiously as he spoke his first words. It’s normal and natural to have mixed feelings about your child going off to school. One of […]

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8 Budget-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids Over the Holiday Break

The holidays are an expensive season. You have travel fees, gift giving expenses, and there are parties to host and to attend that cost more than your average monthly cost of living. Add in the expense of entertaining your children, who are now home on break, and it’s enough to set you on a financial […]

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Teaching Kids about Money

My younger sister can’t save money for anything. If she gets $20, she goes out and gets her nails done, without any idea how she will pay for the upkeep. Watching her made me realize that I needed to teach my children about money. Give your children an allowance that is age appropriate. For our […]

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How Chore Charts Teach Kids Survival Skills

It can be very frustrating to ask your child over and over again to complete their chores without them ever getting done. If this describes your house to a T, consider designing a chore chart. Tasks might include taking out the garbage, doing the dishes, cleaning their room, helping with the preparation of family meals, […]

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