Parent Problems: 4 Thrifty Ways to Prepare Yourself for Teenagers

It might seem like just yesterday you brought your newborn babies home from the hospital, but now, they’re teenagers. This is an exciting time to be a parent, but it’s also one that comes with its own share of anxieties and uncertainties, one of the biggest of which is, money. Parenting teenagers can be expensive and you need to know how best to deal with it. Here are four thrifty ways to prepare yourself for teenagers.

3 Keys to Teaching Your Kids Financial Literacy

Teaching kids how to take care of their money while they are still kids can help them become financially healthy adults. They must learn how to take care of their money, even if their school doesn’t offer classes in money management. You, as their parent, should teach them about the concepts of budgeting, saving, and spending. If you do, they stand a better chance of developing excellent and healthy financial habits that will benefit them well into adulthood.

4 Sneaky Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

Fortunately, there are many ways to save money on Halloween costumes. You just have to be a little imaginative and use these tips. None of these cost much money, but they will certainly get a great reception from family and friends.

Give Your Kids or Grandkids a Financial Boost

Summer is  a great time to teach your children about saving money for retirement and an interesting way to do it is by setting up a Roth IRA for them. Remember a Roth IRA is slightly different than a standard IRA. In a standard IRA you contribute pre-tax dollars and so it reduces the taxes […]

Milestones of Child Development (Infographic)

Your Little Rocket Scientist Welcome to the rapidly expanding world of your child: 90% of your child’s brain capacity develops before age 5… By age three a child’s brain has formed 3 quadrillion connections. Brain development between 0-3 years old is the most significant period of development the brain ever undergoes. Three year old’s have […]

The Benefits Of Raising Musical Children

As a parent, you want the best for your children and want to see them grow with the best educational opportunities. Among these opportunities is the chance for you to obtain a musical education for your child, whether in a professional, academic setting, or through private means, such as a tutor at home. Modern research […]

How Much Does It Really Cost to Raise a Child?

If you knew the true cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood, would you do it? Or would you see it as a goal: to raise a healthy, loved child who shares your values without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process? Let’s start by looking at the estimated price tag: […]

Cost of Giving Birth Skyrocketing!

Can you imagine paying half your annual salary just to have a baby? According to recent statistics the median household income is $50,502 and the cost of a single birth is $28,169! That is up from $17,035 before Obamacare was introduced in 2007.  Even if you have insurance, you are getting stuck with a much […]