How to Teach Babies to Succeed (for Free)

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Random|

Finally, parenting we can all achieve! News from one of the country's most esteemed academic institutions tells us to mess up. Yes, this is good parenting that will help our kids succeed! Researchers from MIT found that babies who watched an adult struggle at two different tasks before succeeding tried harder at their own difficult task, [...]

Teens & Work: Burger-Flipping Can Mean Big Bucks Later

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Random|

No more disparaging the idea of your kid flipping burgers or fetching coffee, doing these jobs today will get a young person ahead later in life. Teenagers who work summer or evening jobs - yes, after school - will develop knowledge of the working world and become more likely to make more money in the future. [...]

Beware Online: Stylish Clothing at Reasonable Prices

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Random|

If there's a retail enticement I cannot resist, it's a store's dangling of impossibly stylish clothing for seemingly reasonable prices. You spend $39  (that's about the common offering) and in return get a pair of shoes or a set of lingerie or an awesome workout outfit. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, it turns out, as [...]

Keeping Kids Safe From Their Own Electronics

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Mom-o-nomics, Random|

The holidays are over but if you gave your child a tablet, cell phone or laptop, the spirit may just last, well, until the damn thing gets lost or broken. But before then, if we as parents aren't careful about the information we share on apps, there are some consequences we will could suffer for longer. [...]

Fake Debt Collection is a Real Threat

By | December 20th, 2017|Categories: Random|

People across the country are reporting that they're getting telephone calls and letters from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never received or on loans they did receive but for amounts they do not owe. Sometimes, the letters or phone calls allege they're from lawyers or judges, and contain an official looking seal. The [...]

The Privacy Dangers of DNA Testing

By | December 13th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Companies are advertising at-home DNA test kits that promise intriguing insights into your past (“Where did my forebears come from?”) – and your future (“Do I have the genetic markers for certain medical conditions?”), says the FTC. If you’re thinking about buying a kit for yourself or a family member, the FTC has advice about protecting [...]

A Teen’s Selfie Today, Career Suicide Tomorrow

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Teen selfie today, career tragedy tomorrow. Hey kids, if you're not going to listen to your parents, at least listen to researchers at Harvard University. They know you've toned down your selfie-taking on social media sites, having heeded our warnings that the internet is public, permanent and checked by 93 percent of job recruiters [...]

Stop Thinking Your Wife Overspends

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Perhaps your husband doesn't think you spend too much money, but rather he spends a lot of time complaining about your purchases, well, it might be more than your trips to the mall that are at stake. New research from Brigham Young University and Kansas State University have found that marital problems and conflict are mostly [...]

Tying Money to Self-Esteem is Miserable

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Pictured here: people who don't really think they're great. No one thinks they're so great because they're so rich - in fact, it's actually just the opposite if you believe new research from University of Buffalo. In this study, professors prove that basing our self-esteem on our bank accounts actually makes us pretty darn [...]

What Would You Do With A Billion Dollars?

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Random|

What would you do with a billion dollars? Well, NJ Online Casinos - perhaps in a bid to lure us to the  blackjack tables - conducted a survey asking us what we would do if we suddenly came into that type of cash. It's no surprise - particularly if you've ever attended a cocktail party or [...]