A must-read for moms: Five financial tips

Judith Ward •
Forbes

Women face a number of gender-specific risks when it comes to money. According to U.S. Census Bureau research, women earn roughly 80 cents on the dollar compared with men. In addition to the disparity in our paychecks, there is a far more significant lifetime earnings gap that is most prevalent with women who take time

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Four activities to kickstart the family budget

Neale Godfrey •
Forbes

The words “family” and “budget” are not often seen together.  As parents, you may have questions about how much you should get your children involved in family finances.  I feel strongly about using your home as an incubator for real life money issues. Otherwise, it’s hard to expect your kids to grow up to understand

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Should you lend money to family or friends?

Andrew Beattie •
Investopedia Stock Analysis

Lending and borrowing money from a bank follows certain procedural guidelines that have evolved over centuries. Meanwhile, personal lending — that is making or taking loans with friends and family — has been going on for just as long, but firm guidelines haven’t developed because each situation is unique. There is, however, a way to make family loans safer and

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