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Back to School Shopping on a Budget

Back to School Shopping on a Budget

How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget?

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door...

For Teens, the Prepaid Credit Card

For Teens, the Prepaid Credit Card

One in five teens use a credit card. It's more important than ever for families to eliminate rash spending.

Family Nutrition on a Budget

Family Nutrition on a Budget

Budgeting at the supermarket doesn’t mean your family has to suffer when it comes to proper nutrition. There are many delicious, easy ways to get a healthy bang for your buck.

Money Lessons: Teach Your Children Well

Money Lessons: Teach Your Children Well

A Consumer Reports survey of 12-year-olds found that 28% didn't know that credit cards are a form of borrowing, 40% didn't know that banks charge interest on loans, and 34% didn’t know that you can’t tell how good a product is by how much it is advertised.

Birthday Parties at Home: Are they Budget-Friendly?

Birthday Parties at Home: Are they Budget-Friendly?

Many parents are reviving the tradition of having parties at home. Does this really stretch your dollar? Or do you end up spending just as much money as you would at a typical birthday party place?

Getting Ready for Higher Education in Rockland

Getting Ready for Higher Education in Rockland

Your college days seem like yesterday, but now it’s your kid’s turn to apply. How are you going to cope?

Allowing for Allowances

Allowing for Allowances

When are children ready for an allowance? How much should it be?

Paying Down Holiday Debt

Paying Down Holiday Debt

You splurged on presents and treats for the family over the holidays and now the bills are coming in. What do you do?

College Savings Plans Make the Grade

College Savings Plans Make the Grade

With the cost of higher education continually rising, it’s more important than ever to get an early start saving for a child’s college education.

Child Versus Checkbook - The Economics of Enrichment

Child Versus Checkbook - The Economics of Enrichment

The urge to provide everything possible for our children runs so deep that it can be hard to separate what they need from what they want, not to mention what we want for them.

Have Yourself a Budget-Friendly Holiday - Top 10 Toys Under $20

Have Yourself a Budget-Friendly Holiday - Top 10 Toys Under $20

This holiday season, you may have to cut back your spending on gifts for your children and your family. Here are the top 10 holiday toys, under $20. Your children will still love these great holiday toys, and your family will love the price and the savings.

Teaching Children about Finance

Teaching Children about Finance

Starting financial planning when kids are young will help them establish good habits that will last the rest of their lives.

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money

We live in a “Want, Therefore-I-Get” society. Our children completely understand that concept.

Should You Insure Your Children?

Should You Insure Your Children?

Many people find the idea of insuring their children to be somewhat distasteful—or downright offensive. But purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your child today could give them a financial head start tomorrow.

My Precious Little Tax Deduction

My Precious Little Tax Deduction

My daughter is my pride and joy. But as a tax professional, I have only recently focused on all the tax benefits my family can now enjoy because of our addition.

Make Your Green Even Greener

Make Your Green Even Greener

How your investments can fight climate change… and fund solutions!

The Special Needs Trust: Protecting Your Special Needs Child

The Special Needs Trust: Protecting Your Special Needs Child

Parenting a special needs child can be a wonderful and challenging task. But while you may be meeting your child’s needs at present, how do you ensure their needs will be met in the future? One way is by creating a Supplemental or Special Needs Trust.

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

A new school year presents a shopping list of supplies for back-to-school. For most children, this can be an exciting time. But for many Rockland County children and their parents, back-to-school is filled with trepidation because they can’t afford the necessary supplies.

Sometimes, kids need a ‘Jumpstart’

Sometimes, kids need a ‘Jumpstart’

Upper East Side mom Crystal McCrary Anthony has had not one, but two successful careers.

Making Allowances

Making Allowances

Parents have been handing out allowances for generations, and no one has come up with a significantly better way to give kids the chance to manage money.

Good Cents Credit Card for Kids

Good Cents Credit Card for Kids

Now there’s a pre-paid MasterCard — created for kids and teens.

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Make sure you avoid estate tax.

Purchasing a Home?

Purchasing a Home?

Don’t forget to test for environmental hazards

What’s Your MONEY ATTITUDE?

What’s Your MONEY ATTITUDE?

Are you a Saver? A Spender? A Builder? A Giver? Take our test!




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