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Mom’s Summer Money Mishaps – Fixed Forever

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Random|

You don't have to pay an extra 10,000 percent to keep kids hydrated. 1)      The problem: We don’t drink water like it’s water. It’s critical our kids stay hydrated, particularly if you’re the type of parent who can in a split-second rattle off several reasons a child might be hospitalized from simply playing outdoors — [...]

The Truth about Buying for Your New Baby

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Random|

The editors of a popular baby website have compiled for their large community of moms-to-be a list of the best strollers around. One such model reminded the editorial panel of a transformer, and the group collectively gushed about how you can even charge your cell phone with this bad boy. This stroller, like all the editors [...]

Natural Medicine Guide for Moms

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Random|

There's nothing alarming about a four-year old having eczema. Unless, of course, the US Food and Drug Administration links the steroid cream you've been applying to the kid's eczema - almost nightly - to lymphoma. So then can I panic? Don't bother answering. (I panicked.) And since everyone knows it's silly to waste a perfectly good [...]

3 Money Concepts for Kids Today

By | April 30th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Most of our kids have no idea how to earn money, spend money or even give people charitable contributions, according to research commissioned by Junior Achievement and the Jackson Charitable Foundation. In a survey of 500 American kids ages seven to 10 years old, the JA-Jackson Children’s Financial Literacy Survey found kids are actually excited when [...]

Love, Marriage, and Financial Disaster

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

Don't let love leave you bankrupt. Janet Lombardi was once just like any of us; a mom with a husband and two kids, living on a suburban tree-lined street. The only perhaps slight difference is that she started an extramarital affair and didn’t notice her husband’s surreptitious drug problem that led to his signing [...]

Turn School Donations into Tax Breaks

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Kids & Money, Random|

You might be able to turn money donated to your kids' school into a tax break. Did you volunteer at a bake sale? Sorry to hear it, that's time you'll never get back. But if you gave money to the PTA, you might be able to take some tax deductions. Tax deductions let you lower your [...]

(Practically) Free Activities for Families

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Movies, dinners and arcade games.....family time can get expensive and it's time we as parents planned activities that cost less but mean more. Here are five ideas. Bake. Anytime an activity combines measuring, fractions, delicious smells, patience AND dessert, well, it's considered a good activity, indeed. Plenty of websites offer low-sugar recipes that use bananas, dates and oats, so head [...]

Inventors Beware: The Scam To Steal Your Marketing Money

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Random|

It's hard to sell an idea but don't let this guy steal your marketing money. World Patent Marketing and Desa Industries (two companies that promise to promote your invention in exchange for thousands of dollars) actually lie to customers, takes their money and do absolutely nothing in exchange except turn into a giant bully [...]

Gasoline: The Secret to Lower Prices at the Pump

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Random|

Breaking news: high octane gas is a waste of money. Want to instantly lower the price you pay for gasoline? Us too. Here's how. Why is this so huge? Because most of us know our cars we're expensive and none of us want to see a huge deposit plus payments or - God forbid - an entire purchase price wasted because we didn't want [...]

Pay Less for Aging Parents

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Families & The Economy, Happiness & Money, Random|

Aging parents: there could be help for paying those bills. It's our turn to care for them - our aging parents - and while many of us are fine with the responsibility, some of us short on the funds. Here's your financial break: many of our parents will qualify for help for paying cell phone bills, energy bills, medical bills and prescription drugs. Telephone and [...]