Finances; A topic that needs to be addressed sooner than later to give your children the best chance at having healthy financial habits and a prosperous future. I’ve come a long way in terms of making amends for my past fiscal mistakes, so I wanted to provide some important tips for moms who want to do better because they know better. … More
In 2010, I had a pretty great PR job working for a local foundation. I was making double what I thought I should be making as an early 20something, had great benefits and a flexible schedule that allowed me beat traffic to my kids’ daycare on a daily basis.
Fabulous, fierce, fearless . . . and unemployed. Is that you? Don’t be embarrassed if it is. Unfortunately, you have lots of company. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor the unemployment rate is at nearly 8 percent nationwide. And while that’s bad news, it’s even worse if you’re a minority – hovering at 14.3 percent for African-Americans and 10 percent for Hispanics.
These are all common reasons why people design evites and spend money to celebrate landmark moments in their life. But what about throwing a party because you paid off a major debt? I would imagine the goal here is to celebrate your financial success while not going overboard and ending up in debt again…. More
It’s a new year and just like most parents around the globe, we’ve all set goals on our health and our family’s happiness. We’ve vowed to eat healthier, exercise more and even be kinder in our approach to others but what about our family’s financial well being?… More
After a lot of hubbub over the fiscal cliff, Congress finally passed a tax package on New Year’s Eve that cause a change in your paycheck…. More
I hide money, conveniently leave shopping bags in the trunk; you name it – I’ve done it. It’s a habit I developed when I was married. I realized that when I brought shopping bags into the house I was immediately under fire with interrogation style questioning. … More
Turning 18 opens up a world of opportunity for your children. How well informed they are about new opportunities can make all the difference in their ability to make smart decisions. For many teens, opening their first credit card account is exciting. The freedom of not relying on Mom and Dad for money is alluring. However, children generally lack the foresight required to understand the long-term impact of having poor credit. … More