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Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?

Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?

Did you send your kids to summer camp? You may be able to write off the expense on your taxes. Find out if your child's summer camp qualifies for Child and Dependent Care Credit.

Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers

Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers

Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan, recently opened a community office in Yonkers.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising and having a global impact, but they will gain an invaluable sense of self-worth through helping other children across the world.

Governor Malloy, Treasurer Nappier Announce CHET Baby Scholars Program

Governor Malloy, Treasurer Nappier Announce CHET Baby Scholars Program

Connecticut Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier recently announced the launch of the CHET Baby Scholars program through the CHET 529 College Savings Plan. The Connecticut 529, managed by TIAA-CREF, helps families save money for their child's college education.

Fidelis Care Opens Ridgewood Community Office

Fidelis Care Opens Ridgewood Community Office

New York state health insurance provider Fidelis Care recently opened a community office in Ridgewood. Fidelis Care aims to make its services accessible to the communities it serves.

Manhattan-Based Tax Consultant Opens Forest Hills Location

Manhattan-Based Tax Consultant Opens Forest Hills Location

Manhattan-based Empire Tax Professionals recently opened an office in Forest Hills. The tax consultants firm specializes in family and child care taxes and offers tax return help for parents who are filing.

11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings

11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings

Do you know how much you need to save for your retirement? Here are 11 tips, including figuring our your retirement costs and understanding Social Security benefits, to build your retirement savings.

Party Central: Build a Nest Egg

Party Central: Build a Nest Egg

Are you looking to save money for your child's future? TrustEgg, a trust account that is released to the child on his or her 18th birthday, is a great birthday gift that family and friends can participate in, too.

Tipping at the Holidays

Tipping at the Holidays

Author and Lehigh University professor Holona Ochs discusses appropriate holiday tipping using research found by interviewing over 425 tip-earners. Follow these guidelines on tipping at the holidays to avoid a confusion-free holiday season.

PayPal's Tips for Easy Holiday Shopping

PayPal's Tips for Easy Holiday Shopping

E-commerce pioneer PayPal offers tips for using PayPal in new ways to make your hectic holiday shopping easier.

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Saving money for your child's college education can be intimidating. We spoke to local experts from New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan and CHET about 529 College Savings Plans, choosing investments, and more.

Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education

Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education

CHET, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, shares tips for saving money for your child' college education, including determining the cost of college, setting savings goals, and opening a 529 College Savings Plan.

How to Hire a Nanny During Back-To-School Season

How to Hire a Nanny During Back-To-School Season

SurePayroll offer tips and advice for hiring and paying a nanny for your child during the busy back-to-school season. Learn about the best resources for finding babysitters and childcare, how to pay your nanny, and tips for simplifying the nanny search.

Advice for Parents Considering Opening a 529 College Savings Plan

Advice for Parents Considering Opening a 529 College Savings Plan

In honor of May 29 being National 529 College Savings Day, the College Savings Plan Network shares four tips for parents who are considering opening a 529 savings plan to save for their child's education.

Keep or Toss: Tips for Organizing Financial Records

Keep or Toss: Tips for Organizing Financial Records

The Better Business Bureau provides tips on how to organize financial records. Learn if you should throw away credit card receipts, keep canceled checks, and advice for keeping your financial paperwork in order.

Autism Speaks Co-Founder on the Nonprofit's Success in Policy Change

Autism Speaks Co-Founder on the Nonprofit's Success in Policy Change

Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright highlights the successful initiatives achieved by the nonprofit on various policy changes after working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and other legislators in Washington, D.C.

Tips for Teaching Kids About Credit Cards

Tips for Teaching Kids About Credit Cards

Learn tips for teaching your kids and teens about credit cards and financial responsibility. Kids today are using their parents' credit cards for purchasing smart phone and iPhone apps without knowing the consequences of credit card spending and debt. Jeff Hindenach offers advice for explaining credit cards to kids, from credit card debt, to responsible spending, and teaching your children how to budget their finances at an early age.

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

If you're thinking of creating a special needs trust or supplemental needs trust for a loved one, first read these answers to frequently asked questions, including how to set up the trust, who can access it, and what benefits an SNT has compared to other options.

Ask the Expert: What Types of Childcare Can I Take Off My Taxes?

Ask the Expert: What Types of Childcare Can I Take Off My Taxes?

As you get ready to file your taxes, you might be wondering what types of childcare are tax deductible, including nanny and babysitting expenses, day camp, overnight camp, summer school, and other daycare programs. Here, a federally licensed tax expert offers her advice.

Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

As tax season approaches, are you wondering whether you and your spouse should file taxes together? A federally licensed tax practitioner offers advice on how to know whether you should file jointly or separately as a married couple.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Medical Identity Theft When Getting the Flu Shot?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Medical Identity Theft When Getting the Flu Shot?

With the Center for Disease Control suggestion of everyone ages 6 months and older to get a flu shot, clinics, grocery stores, and pharmacies are busy this time of year. Here are some tips from Experian's ProtectMyID to protect yourself against medical identity theft.

Survey Confirms: Working Mothers Strive to Have It All in 2013

Survey Confirms: Working Mothers Strive to Have It All in 2013

A new survey finds that most working mothers also control the family finances. The majority say their top 2013 priorities include advancing their careers and improving their financial well-being, while their biggest challenge is balancing work and family.

Study Finds Parents and Adult Children Struggle to Communicate about Critical Financial Decisions

Study Finds Parents and Adult Children Struggle to Communicate about Critical Financial Decisions

A new study by Fidelity revealed that parents and their adult children have difficulty communicating with each other about financial decisions, such as inheritance and estate planning, eldercare, and retirement. Learn about tips and new resources that can make family discussions about financial decisions easier.

Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Read below for tips and advice on fundraising in schools. Local fundraising efforts can benefit your child's education, and raising money for schools can be rewarding for your community. School fundraisers are a great way to get the school supplies, quality teachers, and safe school environment that children thrive in.

How To Choose the Best Bank Accounts for Teenagers

How To Choose the Best Bank Accounts for Teenagers

Go Banking Rates offers advice on how to choose the best bank account for your teenager. Taking on financial responsibility is a big step for teens, and these tips can help you navigate through the benefits, risks, and rewards of setting up a bank account for your teenager.




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