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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.

10 Tips for an Easy, Quick Move with Children

10 Tips for an Easy, Quick Move with Children

Moving with young children can be stressful. You have to consider packing toys, books, and clothes, while considering which schools, sports, and dance programs to enroll your children in, many of which have deadlines for you to make your move! If you’re on a time crunch to move before your kids start school, Unpakt, the authoritative voice on moving and online tool to manage your move, has compiled a list of tips to help you and your children make an easier move.

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.

Sesame Street Releases Resources for Families Going Through Divorce

Sesame Street Releases Resources for Families Going Through Divorce

Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Big Bird, and Abby Cadabby help kids understand divorce through new videos, stories, and multimedia resources in Sesame Workshop's Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce.

5 Tips for Buying Apps and Other Downloadable Gifts for Kids

5 Tips for Buying Apps and Other Downloadable Gifts for Kids

The top gifts for kids this year are apps, digital games and music, and e-books, says a 2012 PBS Kids survey. Here are 5 tips to help you choose the best downloadable gifts and determine which apps are right for your kids.

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.

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.

Resources and Tips for Parents During the Hurricane Season

Resources and Tips for Parents During the Hurricane Season

With 2011's Irene, this year's two tornadoes touching down in Brooklyn and Queens in September, and most recently Sandy in October, it seems like we barely recover from one natural disaster before another one occurs. We've compiled tips, advice, and resources to help you prepare for and recover from severe weather. Updated March 2013.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?

An NYC interior designer and mom offers smart do-it-yourself tips on how to de-clutter your home and keep your kids' stuff organized during the busy school year.

Resources to Help NYC's Businesses Recover from Hurricane Sandy

Resources to Help NYC's Businesses Recover from Hurricane Sandy

As New York City begins its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, business owners face daunting challenges. Here are some key sources of assistance that are coordinated by the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Protect Yourself From Contractor Fraud In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Protect Yourself From Contractor Fraud In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Most home contractors are honest, but history shows us that crooked contractors almost always show up at disaster areas to offer low-priced, fraudulent repairs. These are often unlicensed storm-chasers, going door-to-door in search of victims. The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF) offers tips to protect yourself and your family.

Thousands Volunteer to Make 1940 U.S. Census Data Available Online

Thousands Volunteer to Make 1940 U.S. Census Data Available Online

More than 160,000 people volunteered to index U.S. Census records online as part of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, the first national service project of its kind. The 1940 U.S. Census records are now available online for free.

How to Stay Safe in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

How to Stay Safe in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy tracks north, dangers still remain in areas that have lost power due to the storm. These safety tips cover risks and best practices when using generators, charcoal grills and camp stoves, and candles.

Scholastic Releases Free Reading App for Kids

Scholastic Releases Free Reading App for Kids

Scholastic has introduced Storia, a free, interactive, and educational reading app for kids that comes with five free ebook downloads and features more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddler through teens.

Fire Safety for Your Family

Fire Safety for Your Family

Prepare your family for a home fire. Here are some easy steps you and your family can take to protect your home and each other, and to understand the basics of fire safety.

Taking Pictures of Kids with Special Needs

Taking Pictures of Kids with Special Needs

A professional photographer who has a son on the autism spectrum and specializes in photographing kids offers parents five tips on how to capture great photos of their own children.

An Online Chore Chart for Kids that Works Wonders

An Online Chore Chart for Kids that Works Wonders

MyJobChart.com, a free online chore chart, makes housework and homework easier to manage and more rewarding for kids.

Being a Mentor is a Big Commitment, So Why Do It?

Being a Mentor is a Big Commitment, So Why Do It?

With a full daily schedule, signing up to be a mentor is a big commitment and extra responsibility. Why do it? Local mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, and Girls Write Now share why the commitment is worth it.

The Mentor Effect: Helping At-Risk and Underprivileged Kids

The Mentor Effect: Helping At-Risk and Underprivileged Kids

It isn't necessary to be superhuman to be a great mentor to an at-risk or underprivileged youth. What makes mentors extraordinary is the commitment he or she makes to changing a child's life for the better. Mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, Boys & Girls Club in Northern Westchester, and Girls Write Now share their experiences.

Teach Your Kids to Make Smart Purchases While Back-to-School Shopping

Teach Your Kids to Make Smart Purchases While Back-to-School Shopping

Use back-to-school shopping time as a learning experience for your kids. Experts from TD Bank offer tips on how to save big on back-to-school items while teaching your kids about budgeting and making smart buying decisions.

The Basics of Pest Prevention

The Basics of Pest Prevention

Learn about the common bugs and pests that enter your home and how to get rid of them. Plus, see what pests your kids encounter at school and how to prevent them from bringing the bugs home.

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Most renters are not required to buy renters insurance, but it can provide peace of mind and guard against accidents. Experts weigh in on when you need renters insurance, what it protects, and how to find the right coverage for your home or apartment.




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