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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 [...]

5 “Earth Friendly” Labels that Can Mean Nothing

By | March 18th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Shopping & Money|

Sometimes the sneakiest marketing is on a product's package, playing right into your earth-friendly focus when really, the words are distractions costing you more but helping much less. Here are the occasions when higher-priced products may be [...]

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 [...]

The Cost of Raising Kids: $233,610

By | March 5th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Kids & Money|

Don't shoot the messenger here because it's the government (not the well-meaning financial bloggers) who calculate the cost of raising kids from birth to age 17. So yes, as you saw in our headline, this year's total [...]

Fight Cell Phone Radiation For Free

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money, Mom-o-nomics|

  Yes, radiation is bad but no, a "shield" won't help. Reports from the World Health Organization have us terrified over the radiation traveling from our kids' phones to their heads, which means [...]

Baby Slings: How to Carry (& Spend) Carefully

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money|

Baby slings don't just look dangerous, they actually are very dangerous. In just over a decade, 17 babies had died Baby slings can suffocate infants, but even with new regulations. a few former precautions still apply. (17 too [...]

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 [...]

Amazon Gift Cards Work Only One Place

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Mom-o-nomics, Recalls and Scams, Shopping & Money|

Amazon gift cards work only one place. Ah, the post-holiday hangover – we’ve all got pounds to lose and a gift cards to spend. For the weight, you’re on your own (Personally, I [...]

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 [...]

Work-from-Home Scams You Can’t Afford

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Random|

Did the perfect work-from-home opportunity suddenly appear as you were hoping to earn more cash for the holidays? Be careful, many of these jobs are scams. There's a variety of ways we can be tricked into [...]

Spying Toys Record Kids’ Private Conversations

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Econo-YOU, Kids & Money|

  The "My Friend Cayla" dolls is sold as a friend but won't keep any secrets. At least two toys here for the holidays are collecting and recording our kids voices and their private [...]