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No comments yet Bank Accounts for Kids: 10 Questions to Ask before Opening

By The Home Economist | April 18th, 2014

If your kids keep their cash in their closets, they’ll miss a big lesson in money. Here are the questions that will best help them learn about banking.

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No comments yet Here’s How the Recession Changed Your Household Finances

By The Home Economist | April 17th, 2014

Economists say the recession is over but it managed to change a lot along the way.

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No comments yet Are You Living in the Least Affordable City?

By The Home Economist | April 14th, 2014

Look at national rankings to see whether you might be better off house-hunting a lot further from home.

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No comments yet Family Fun For Free

By The Home Economist | April 2nd, 2014

It may take a village to raise a child, but it doesn’t have to take a fortune. Here’s how to laugh, love and laugh more – for free.

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School & Money

By admin | September 10th, 2013

Public vs. Private Schools, New Facts Revealed

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Happiness & Money

By admin | July 29th, 2013

How to Buy Happiness (It Costs Less Than You Think)

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Shopping & Money

By admin | September 29th, 2013

Disciplined say “What-the-Hell” to Debt

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Working Moms & Money

By admin | December 29th, 2013

Whose Kids Are Smarter? Stay Home vs. Working Moms

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Money & Marriage

By admin | May 22nd, 2013

8 Signs Your Husband’s Hiding Money

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Other People & Money

By admin | September 26th, 2013

People in These Places Have Highest Paychecks

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Kids & Money

By admin | April 18th, 2014

Bank Accounts for Kids: 10 Questions to Ask before Opening

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Recalls and Scams

By admin | November 13th, 2013

Computer Virus Scam: Get Your Money Back

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Families & The Economy

By admin | April 17th, 2014

Here’s How the Recession Changed Your Household Finances

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Life in Numbers

By admin | March 10th, 2014

Erase Credit Card Debt

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House & Money

By admin | April 14th, 2014

Are You Living in the Least Affordable City?

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Food & Money

By admin | July 9th, 2013

Groceries: How Brand Bias Costs You Money

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Health & Money

By admin | December 26th, 2013

Weight-Loss Danger Drugs: Holiday 2014

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News

The Home Economist Column is Syndicated

The Home Economist newspaper column – which has been running in The Miami Herald for over four years - was recently syndicated by the paper’s parent company, McClatchy. The stories first run in the Herald’s Saturday MONEY section and are then posted on the wire, where some of the countries leading papers can access and then publish the pieces. They’ve since appeared in The Kansas City Star, The Idaho Statesman, The Modesto Bee, The Olympian, The Lexington Herald Reader, The Bellingham  [ Read More ]

Back to School – New (School) Year Resolutions

This year it’s all about productivity, organization and peanut butter. Why wait until January? I’ve created five ambitious and unrealistic expectaions for myself today. See? I’ve already stopped procrastinating! Here’s what’s left on the list:   1)   Plan weekly menus and purchase all ingredients in advance to eliminate stressful sprints into supermarket while clock ticks until one daughter will be waiting and yes, perhaps momentarily stranded at dance class. Find ways to induce more productive fears of parental failure. Say by  [ Read More ]

Affordable Care Act

If the thought of getting divorced or losing your job breaks your heart, well, toughen up. Cardiac conditions are expensive and President Barack Obama’s law may not be there to help.   If America’s high court says President Barack Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act is unconstitutional, the whole thing comes crashing down. That means children with asthma will be denied coverage, women will often be charged 50 percent more than men, and if you thought it would break your heart to get divorced or lose your job,  [ Read More ]

Background Check Your Financial Adviser (and her Advice)

Keep your money safe from investment scams.   1) Before even hearing about an investment opportunity it’s important first to learn about the person who will be handling the transaction. Research your broker on FINRA’s BrokerCheck website and find out about your investment adviser at the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website. If you’re still confused call the SEC’s investor hotline at 800-732-0330. That’s why they’re around. 2) Important rule to know: all securities must be either registered with the SEC or exempt from being  [ Read More ]

Married Woman’s Guide to Saving Money on Gas

And spending more on manicures….     Gas prices are high enough to make you wonder whether those numbers on the pump are instead calculating the price of your car payment. Nope, that’s your gasoline bill. But because some car trips are impossible to trim from your schedule – um, if the kids don’t get to school they’re home with you – the extra money you spend at the petrol station comes from your disposable income. That’s the money you have - ahem, had - leftover  [ Read More ]

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