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Tax Tips for PTA Parents

By | March 28th, 2012|Categories: Kids & Money, School & Money|

You've donated your time, your money, and your sanity. Some of it's actually tax deductible.   If the amount you owe in taxes this year is making you want to stop volunteering and start earning a paycheck then [...]

Dorm Decor for Less Money

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: School & Money|

You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars decorating a dorm room. Ah, college; the most expensive and important investment we'll make in our kids. We save, we borrow, we - wait what? [...]

The Summer’s Worst Vacation Scams

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Pick-pockets could be the least of your problems. Vacation deals are easier than ever to find but one wrong click online could buy you a ticket to nowhere. Here's a roadmap to the [...]

The Business of “Going Out of Business” Sales

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

The store may be closing but the prices aren't always rock bottom. Aside from free sample tastings in the supermarket - which according to a federal law I made up, have absolutely no [...]

Parents: Amazon May Owe You Money

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Shopping & Money|

  Amazon is returning more than $70 million to parents whose children made in-app purchases without getting permission, says the Federal Trade Commission. Yes, if your child was using one of these apps, which asked whether [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Your Money: Revealing Facts Kids Need to Know

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Families & The Economy, House & Money, Kids & Money, Mom-o-nomics|

Talk to your kids about money or they'll develop their own, false theories. When family finances change for better or for worse - with bank balances seeming to cause sickness and those reflecting sudden health - [...]