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?
More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door...
One in five teens use a credit card. It's more important than ever for families to eliminate rash spending.
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.
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.
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?
Your college days seem like yesterday, but now it’s your kid’s turn to apply. How are you going to cope?
When are children ready for an allowance? How much should it be?
You splurged on presents and treats for the family over the holidays and now the bills are coming in. What do you do?
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.
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.
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.
Starting financial planning when kids are young will help them establish good habits that will last the rest of their lives.
We live in a “Want, Therefore-I-Get” society. Our children completely understand that concept.
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 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.
How your investments can fight climate change… and fund solutions!
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 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.
Upper East Side mom Crystal McCrary Anthony has had not one, but two successful careers.
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.
Now there’s a pre-paid MasterCard — created for kids and teens.
Make sure you avoid estate tax.
Don’t forget to test for environmental hazards
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