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Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Westchester County

Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Westchester County

UPDATED October 2019: Westchester County is home to a great variety of professional services to help families, from medical professionals to educational consultants and special needs services—and we found the best ones for you to choose from. Wheth...

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Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Queens

Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Queens

UPDATED October 2019: We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the right service your family needs by compiling a list of the best businesses in Queens. Our guide to professional family service providers in Queens includes tutors and test prep, leg...

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Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Manhattan

Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Manhattan

UPDATED October 2019: Whether you need to find an orthodontist for your child, a special needs lawyer to advocate for your child at school, you need help potty training your child, or your child needs a little help in school with a tutor, Manhattan...

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Professional Services & Resources for Families in Brooklyn

Professional Services & Resources for Families in Brooklyn

UPDATED October 2019: Whether you need an academic tutor for your child, a pediatric care team, a therapy provider, or eye care for your child with special needs in Brooklyn, this list will have you covered. For children needing speech pathology se...

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Professional Services in Rockland County

Professional Services in Rockland County

UPDATED October 2019: A guide to professional family services in Rockland County including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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Legal, Financial, Tutoring, Health Care, & Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Legal, Financial, Tutoring, Health Care, & Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

UPDATED October 2019: Long Island is home to a variety of professional services that will help families with their various needs, including health care providers, tutors and test prep services, and legal services. Health care providers in Nassau an...

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Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

If you're in the process of creating a monthly budget so you can save money for big goals or pay off debt faster, you may be looking for easy ways to trim your monthly spending habits. Experts share tips on how you can save more money each month to...

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THIS Is How Much You'll Likely Spend Raising Your Child

THIS Is How Much You'll Likely Spend Raising Your Child

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to raise a child today in America? $233,610—excluding the cost of college for a middle-income family for a child born in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, with the constant chan...

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What Credits and Deductions Can I Claim on My Tax Return as a Parent?

What Credits and Deductions Can I Claim on My Tax Return as a Parent?

Tax season is here again. And with it comes the headache of filing taxes—especially if you do it yourself. We spoke to tax experts and got advice on some common tax credits and tax deductions parents can claim on their returns. So check them out an...

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5 Things First-Time Investors Should Know About Investing

5 Things First-Time Investors Should Know About Investing

Whether you’ve just started in your first full-time job at which you receive a 401K option or you’re looking to invest for the first time since paying off your student loans, there are a lot of questions you’ll inevitably have about investing for t...

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What Families Need to Know Before Buying a Home

What Families Need to Know Before Buying a Home

Tips for first-time homebuyers to navigate the market and find the right home.

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What to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

What to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

Take these steps to make sure your child is always cared for, now and in the future.

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The Payoff of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

The Payoff of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Experts discuss how parents can establish skills from a young age to ensure kids will know how to handle their money.

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Should Kids Receive Allowance for Doing Chores?

Should Kids Receive Allowance for Doing Chores?

Many parents often debate whether allowance should be earned by doing chores, or should just be given as a way for a child to learn how to manage his own money. Here are the arguments for each decision.

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A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

Kidfund is an app that makes putting money into your child’s savings account as easy as tipping the barista.

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Parents of New York City Kindergarten Students Will Receive Money to Save for College

Parents of New York City Kindergarten Students Will Receive Money to Save for College

The New York City Child Savings Account will launch in fall 2017 for low-income families with kindergarten students to start saving money for college tuition.

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Health Insurance Company Opens New Office In Jamaica

Health Insurance Company Opens New Office In Jamaica

Fidelis Care Jamaica Community Office opened in October 2015, in order to provide a convenient, walk-in location for people to apply for quality, affordable health coverage.

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Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Medicaid waivers offer similar benefits of Medicaid, but with certain requirements waived. Here are the benefits of Medicaid waivers for those with special needs, the application process, and why you should apply now.

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Special Needs Services That Can Be Claimed on a Tax Return

Special Needs Services That Can Be Claimed on a Tax Return

While we can’t give tax advice, we’ve got some expert tips on things to consider when itemizing your taxes. Many services and expenses you might not have realized could be tax deductible.

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How to Deal Effectively with Insurance Companies

How to Deal Effectively with Insurance Companies

An expert shares what you need to know to deal effectively with insurance companies, how to handle rejected insurance claims, and what do to to make sure claims aren't rejected.

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Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?

Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?

Did you send your kids to summer camp? You may be able to write off the expense on your taxes. Find out if your child's summer camp qualifies for Child and Dependent Care Credit.

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Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers

Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan, recently opened a community office in Yonkers.

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising ...

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Governor Malloy, Treasurer Nappier Announce CHET Baby Scholars Program

Connecticut Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier recently announced the launch of the CHET Baby Scholars program through the CHET 529 College Savings Plan. The Connecticut 529, managed by TIAA-CREF, helps families save money for their child's coll...

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Fidelis Care Opens Ridgewood Community Office

New York state health insurance provider Fidelis Care recently opened a community office in Ridgewood. Fidelis Care aims to make its services accessible to the communities it serves.

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Manhattan-Based Tax Consultant Opens Forest Hills Location

Manhattan-based Empire Tax Professionals recently opened an office in Forest Hills. The tax consultants firm specializes in family and child care taxes and offers tax return help for parents who are filing.

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11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings

Do you know how much you need to save for your retirement? Here are 11 tips, including figuring our your retirement costs and understanding Social Security benefits, to build your retirement savings.

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Party Central: Build a Nest Egg

Are you looking to save money for your child's future? TrustEgg, a trust account that is released to the child on his or her 18th birthday, is a great birthday gift that family and friends can participate in, too.

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Tipping at the Holidays

Tipping at the Holidays

Author and Lehigh University professor Holona Ochs discusses appropriate holiday tipping using research found by interviewing over 425 tip-earners. Follow these guidelines on tipping at the holidays to avoid a confusion-free holiday season.

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PayPal's Tips for Easy Holiday Shopping

E-commerce pioneer PayPal offers tips for using PayPal in new ways to make your hectic holiday shopping easier.

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Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Saving money for your child's college education can be intimidating. We spoke to local experts from New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan and CHET about 529 College Savings Plans, choosing investments, and more.

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Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education

CHET, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, shares tips for saving money for your child' college education, including determining the cost of college, setting savings goals, and opening a 529 College Savings Plan.

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How to Hire a Nanny During Back-To-School Season

SurePayroll offer tips and advice for hiring and paying a nanny for your child during the busy back-to-school season. Learn about the best resources for finding babysitters and childcare, how to pay your nanny, and tips for simplifying the nanny se...

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Advice for Parents Considering Opening a 529 College Savings Plan

In honor of May 29 being National 529 College Savings Day, the College Savings Plan Network shares four tips for parents who are considering opening a 529 savings plan to save for their child's education.

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Keep or Toss: Tips for Organizing Financial Records

The Better Business Bureau provides tips on how to organize financial records. Learn if you should throw away credit card receipts, keep canceled checks, and advice for keeping your financial paperwork in order.

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Autism Speaks Co-Founder on the Nonprofit's Success in Policy Change

Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright highlights the successful initiatives achieved by the nonprofit on various policy changes after working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and other legislators in Washington, D.C.

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Tips for Teaching Kids About Credit Cards

Learn tips for teaching your kids and teens about credit cards and financial responsibility. Kids today are using their parents' credit cards for purchasing smart phone and iPhone apps without knowing the consequences of credit card spending and de...

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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...

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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 y...

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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 ex...

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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.

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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 med...

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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 ...

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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 t...

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Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Read below for tips and advice on fundraising in schools. Local fundraising efforts can benefit your child's education, and raising money for schools can be rewarding for your community. School fundraisers are a great way to get the school supplies...

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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 ...

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Tips for Graduates: Pay Off Student Loans

Many recent graduates often begin paying down their student loans in November. America Saves and Sallie Mae offer tips and advice for graduates on how to best pay off their student loans.

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Personal Launches ‘Personal for Education’ at White House Event

Personal, a web and mobile application for individuals to store, share and reuse their most valuable information, launched “Personal for Education,” to help students, parents, teachers and administrators save time, improve accuracy, and advance opp...

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The Gift of Education - Tips for Investing In Your Loved One's Future

This holiday season, consider an alternative to traditional presents; saving for your loved one's college education. Saving for college in a 529 plan as a child grows is a critical and effective savings tool for families wishing to ease the financi...

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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.

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