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Family Finances: How to Open Up Financial Communication in Your Family

Family Finances: How to Open Up Financial Communication in Your Family

Few of us don't worry about money at least sometimes. Here are some tips from Sharon Nolfi, a licensed marriage and family therapist and school psychologist, as well as a mom, on how to talk about finances with your kids in an age-appropriate way.

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families

Learn about statewide health care options for families of varied financial means.

Family Finances: How to Prepare Financially for Another Child

Family Finances: How to Prepare Financially for Another Child

Consider these money matters if you are thinking about adding to your family.

Life Insurance: What Does Your Family Need?

Life Insurance: What Does Your Family Need?

The death of a parent can leave families in financial turmoil. Read our tips for selecting a life insurance plan that's right for your family.

How to Manage Your Money in the New Year

How to Manage Your Money in the New Year

Make 2010 the year to get your finances in shape - check out these tips from finance writer Kirsten Denker on how to manage your money in the year ahead.

Four Strategies for Financial Success in 2010

Four Strategies for Financial Success in 2010

Julie Murphy Casserly, a 14-year veteran of the financial services industry, offers strategies for a financially successful new year.

Smart Money for Single Parents

Smart Money for Single Parents

Check out these tips from finance guru Kara Stefan, single mom and author of "Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents."

Talking Money and Parenting with Jim Rogers, Author of 'A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing'

Talking Money and Parenting with Jim Rogers, Author of 'A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing'

Finance legend Jim Rogers discusses his new book "A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing" and offers advice for parents on educating their children about money and investing.

Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child

Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child

With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object.

Moments of Meaning During the Holiday Rush

Moments of Meaning During the Holiday Rush

I admit it. I love the holiday season, which seems to be getting longer each year. I love it all! But what I don’t like is that all the material aspects of ‘the season’ are making it more difficult for me — and you — to instill in our children a deeper, more spiritual feeling connected to whichever holiday we observe

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs

For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress.

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)

Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality.

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.

Stocks as Stocking Stuffers for Christmas and Hanukah?

Stocks as Stocking Stuffers for Christmas and Hanukah?

Many parents and grandparents are looking for ways to give their children something a bit more practical and enduring than the latest battery-operated toy. Strange as it may sound, the answer might lie, not in the aisles of Toys R Us, but in the stock market.




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