Why your high school student should have a summer or part time job

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Warning: Depending on your child’s hobbies and interests, suggesting they seek employment for the Summer Break and beyond may result in glares, the silent treatment, and resistance.

Some high schoolers love the idea of working to make some extra money, while others think it’s a fate worse than death. However, summer break is a great time to enter the job market and earn money to put towards buying a car, college tuition, paying a cell phone bill, or even simply building a savings account. A job or internship can also be added to those college apps to show work experience and new skills – not to mention they may discover a passion or future career.    Continue reading “Why your high school student should have a summer or part time job”

6 simple ways to save!

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If you’re anything like me, you’re incredibly tempted several times a day to spend money on something that you don’t really need. A diet coke from the vending machine, a coffee from Dunkin on the way to work, or that pack of gum by the checkout register. Whatever it is, you spend a few dollars on it – or maybe a few more than a few dollars. And then you forget about it.

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Young Financiers – Sharing your household budget with your children – it’s a win!

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Sharing your salary and spending habits with others has always been very taboo. But, is there ever a time to let the proverbial cat out of the bag and share that information with your children? We say – Absolutely! While we don’t recommend sitting down with your 5-year-old and trying to explain the family budget, we do think once they hit their pre-teens is a good time. Continue reading “Young Financiers – Sharing your household budget with your children – it’s a win!”

Giving Your Kids Some Financial Smarts — The Rule of Thirds

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As a parent, there are a thousand things you need to do for your kids. From making sure they’re looked after properly, to giving them love and providing them with good life skills, there’s always something else. Continue reading “Giving Your Kids Some Financial Smarts — The Rule of Thirds”

Want to Manage Your Finances More Easily? There’s an App for That

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Staying on top of your finances is the best way to make your money go further. For the financially savvy consumer, it’s vital to have insight and power over your finances. Managing your money doesn’t have to be difficult when there are apps dedicated to giving you the information you need to make better financial choices. Continue reading “Want to Manage Your Finances More Easily? There’s an App for That”

Millennials – here’s how to handle debt the right way!

More than any generation before them, millennials have grown up in a world built on credit and borrowing.  For many of them, debt has become a way of life.  And for many, especially those who financed an education with credit, they may already find themselves carrying a significant amount of long-term debt and are having difficulty dealing with it.  Understanding how to handle this debt will be an important, if not essential, part of how they fare in the coming years.  So here are some general rules to follow for millennials hoping to better manage their debt.

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