From when to say “please” and “thank you” to how to drive a car, we learn a lot from our parents. Oftentimes, that includes picking up on their money habits as well. And while some of that financial wisdom consists of worthwhile advice that we’ll turn around and pass along to our own kids, other habits are better off forgotten.
Now that spring is finally here, it’s that time again to think about shelling out money for a family vacation. And, you are not alone. According to ValuePenguin, “Vacation spending is equal to about 2% of the total budgets of all U.S. households annually…” With significant spending aimed at making the whole family happy, don’t
My wife and I welcomed our third child in April — and our third boy! And while we have a lot of experience caring for newborns, another child means we needed to adjust our finances, yet again. But this time around we anticipated some major expenses and planned ahead. For example, we knew months ago
If you’ve just found out that you’re pregnant, ‘What’s the gender?’ might not be the question you’re asking. Instead, it’s probably, ‘Can I afford a baby?’ as that is a question that many millennials and others are asking today. When my husband and I found out I was pregnant, we immediately started saving for a
An estimated 45.7 million American children ages 6-17 take part in one or more sports. For many of their parents, those athletic endeavors can cost thousands of dollars each year. In fact, spiraling costs receive part of the blame for participation numbers declining 9% over five years. But there’s good news. While you can’t put
April is Financial Literacy Month–the perfect opportunity to teach kids about money as we inch towards summer. They’ll want to go to waterparks and baseball games with friends and enjoy other activities, and they should learn now how they can afford to do all those things. In teen lingo, I understand that kids are all