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As your kids get ready to go back to school, they'll need the proper supplies to succeed - whether it's a new calculator, writing utensils or a fresh lunchbox. Unfortunately, preparing your little ones for their scholastic pursuits can take a toll on your bank account, so you may want to take a few of these tips into consideration to save some money. Buy in bulk...more
Traveling can be an expensive venture, what with the overnight accommodations, shopping and food. Unfortunately, one of the greatest costs comes before you even get there - the flight. While air travel is the perfect way to get to your vacation destination quickly and conveniently, it can really lighten your wallet. Here are a few tricks for getting the best deals on your...more
While the "poor college student" trope isn't true for everyone, the fact is many undergraduate students struggle to stay on top of their finances. Beyond the potentially exorbitant cost of tuition and mastering basic life skills, your child will have to manage paying for a place to live, food, school supplies, transportation and going out among other regular bills. Even if he...more
There are plenty of great reasons to think about opening a trust fund - if you have grandchildren on the horizon, it's an excellent way to ensure that they have some financial stability as they get older. Trust funds can be put toward education, living expenses or to help ease the monetary burden of a parent's death. They also minimize the amount of inheritance taxes that the...more
As a parent, you know how important it is to teach your kids about responsibility and how to handle money. It can be difficult to figure out effective ways to do this, but luckily you don't have to worry about it as much if you encourage your teens to get a summer job. They'll learn the value of money and what it takes to be a reliable employee, not to mention they'll be able...more
Our burgeoning binary age has brought commerce to the homes of anyone with an internet connection and a credit card. While you might enjoy the ease and convenience of buying a new sweater online or transferring money to a bank account without ever leaving your couch, cyberspace, just like the real world, has its share of theft. Using these helpful tips, you can minimize the...more
Starting your own business is a great way to truly make your dreams come true. It also allows you to take charge of your life while pursuing something that you're passionate about. A family business takes this lifetime opportunity and allows you to work closely with those close to you. While you may have the initiative and the drive, there are still a variety of factors you...more
Financial planning is all about safeguarding yourself and loved ones from any monetary difficulties in the future. One of the best ways to do this is to plan a legacy, which is basically a certain amount of money or an object that you want passed down to members of your family. If you're not sure where to begin, here are a couple goals to keep in mind that may help. 1....more
Weddings are an important occasion in many peoples' lives that deserve to be celebrated accordingly. However, many brides and grooms feel like the wedding of their dreams is out of reach because of the costs involved. Luckily, it doesn't have to be expensive and you can still get a ceremony and reception that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Here are a few money...more
Whether you're going to be a freshman next fall or still have some time left as a high school student, it's never too early to start thinking about your future in college. While you'll no doubt be concerned about making new friends, adjusting to life away from home and staying on top of your classwork, you should also be preparing yourself for life after graduation -...more