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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Make Your Green Even Greener
How your investments can fight climate change… and fund solutions! (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Sometimes, kids need a ‘Jumpstart’
Upper East Side mom Crystal McCrary Anthony has had not one, but two successful careers. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Good Cents Credit Card for Kids
Now there’s a pre-paid MasterCard — created for kids and teens. (read the story...)

Life Insurance
Make sure you avoid estate tax. (read the story...)

Purchasing a Home?
Don’t forget to test for environmental hazards (read the story...)

What’s Your MONEY ATTITUDE?
Are you a Saver? A Spender? A Builder? A Giver? Take our test! (read the story...)

FAMILY CAR BUYING GUIDE — Keeping Your Car Out of the Shop
Did you know that the single most important tool for keeping your car in good working condition, protecting your reliable transportation source and ensuring your family’s safety in your car can be found in your glove box? It’s your owner’s manual. (read the story...)

FAMILY CAR BUYING GUIDE — Minivan or SUV?
Style and stereotypes aside, both kinds of cars offer great family-friendly options (read the story...)

FAMILY CAR BUYING GUIDE — Save big on a used car
Suffering sticker shock over new car prices? Want more car for less money? Then think about buying used. (read the story...)

Childcare: Who’s In Charge? Nanny’s Not You!
As more middle class and affluent families become dual-career households, the pressing question arises: Who will provide childcare coverage? (read the story...)

Family Financial Update
The financial experts have differing points of view when it comes to kids and allowances — always debating whether to give $5 or ten. (read the story...)

Divorce Dilemma – Can I Still Qualify For A Home Loan?
Jill walked out of the lender’s office with the crash of her collapsing dream ringing in her ears. “I’m sorry, but you just don’t qualify for this home,” her loan officer had informed her. (read the story...)

Make a FINANCIAL Resolution:
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, costing $52.6 billion in 2004. The hectic holiday season presents an opportunity too good for many thieves to pass up, but it’s a major problem all year-round. (read the story...)

Making Allowances: Helping your child become a responsible money manager.
Money is burning a hole in my son's pocket. Yes, he just received his weekly allowance, and as soon as that cash hits his palm he is begging to go down to the neighborhood drugstore to buy something. The items he purchases make me cringe: one more set of baseball cards, to add to his already mammoth collection (read the story...)

WHY NEW PARENTS NEED LIFE INSURANCE
When Nancy Ford Springer’s son Nick went to summer camp in the Berkshires almost six years ago, she had never heard of meningococcal meningitis. (read the story...)

Five Lessons that Five Dollars can teach your child
Whether you’re saving for a family vacation, college tuition, or a new car, pinching pennies can be challenging. But as tricky as saving money is for adults, the concept is far harder for children to grasp. (read the story...)

POWER OF ATTORNEY
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The up-and-down market: Is this the time to buy?
As the stock market continues on a somewhat rickety rollercoaster ride, some of us have bailed out and are now holding onto cash. Others are wondering what the best investment is these days. Either way, real estate has to be considered. With the introduction of "Home Base", our coverage of the real estate market as it relates to families, GALINA ESPINOZA takes a look at... The up-and-down market: Is this the time to buy? (read the story...)

Protecting Children from Financial Fraud
It seemed simple enough for Jake’s parents. Eager to teach their 8-year-old son about saving money, they opened a small passbook account at their local bank. With a $25 deposit and a lecture on savings, Jake was on his way — until he started getting credit card applications. Young consumer beware. (read the story...)

Winterize! (before the snow falls)
My husband and I bought an 83-year-old home in the spring of 1993. It was our dream house, and everything about it looked perfect through our rose-colored first-time-homeowner glasses. But, as is too often the case, things were not as they seemed. (read the story...)


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