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A few good financial lessons for children at every age

What do you think is the ideal age to start teaching your kids about money? If you’re thinking junior high or high school — and I’m sure many of you are — you may be late to the game. According … Continue reading

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America Saves Week – a little help with budgeting

If you have ever read one of my posts you know how I feel about following a budget. I believe in the concept, I can create a solid plan, but as soon as I see the limitations on my open … Continue reading

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Love and money

I’m not going to pretend money is romantic. But many of the things you can do with money are romantic: The average person will spend close to $131 on Valentine’s Day, taking their loved one out to dinner, on a … Continue reading

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A year to get clear

At the start of the New Year we all proudly wear badges of optimism, vowing to change our bad habits and adopt new ones. Health and fitness always seem to top the resolution charts, but over the past few years … Continue reading

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Making 2014 a financial turning point

There is ample evidence to show that most New Year’s resolutions don’t make it past the beginning of February (one of the latest pieces of research, from Gold’s Gym, named February 7 the Fitness Cliff — that’s the day when … Continue reading

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When to step in and takeover your parents finances

According to research from the Indiana University School of Medicine, about a quarter of people age 65 or older have at least slight cognitive impairment. For many adult children of this group, the stat brings up an important question: When … Continue reading

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Preteen money moment

Several weeks ago I was balancing a work day with taking care of my 10-year-old who was not in school at the time and my partner was caring for her mother. So, the day started with my daughter enjoying my … Continue reading

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Teaching kids the meaning of enough

According to a recent study by Bridgewater State University , one-fifth of third graders now have cell phones. That’s just at the youngest extreme – 83% of kids in middle school are dialed in. Whether we like it or not, … Continue reading

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Learning to appreciate the small stuff

One thing we’ve learned over the past five-odd years – roughly the length of the economic downturn – is how to cut back. Some people cut back because they lost jobs or didn’t get expected raises or bonuses. Others cut … Continue reading

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Healthcare and retirement

Sometimes I feel that the more I learn about this phase of life traditionally referred to as “retirement”, the less confidence I have about realizing my hopes and dreams for this next phase of my life. I say that primarily … Continue reading

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