Developing Your Kids Budget Brain

That Makes Cents

How to establish a budget for your kids

When is a good time to start talking to your kids about money? When should you start to provide them with the tools needed to help them create their own budget? What about the right time to start teaching them the discipline to stick to that budget? The sooner the better! Developing money managing skills provides us with a strong …

Financial Preparation For 2018

Life and Money

2018 Budget

2018 is almost here – are you ready? Usher in the new year with plans for financial improvement and resolutions to do more. Here are some tips to get you started: Tune your budget It’s great to start off the new year with a plan. A budget is just that-a plan that starts with the income you expect and your …

Preparing Your Kids for College: The Must Have Money Talk

College Credit

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College is more than a formal education. It’s a time for kids to take responsibility for their finances. Many college freshmen have had minimal experience dealing with money. Typically they come from living in a parent controlled world where they have rules, and they know their limits. College offers a sense of freedom that could cause financial problems if not handled …

Newlyweds: Don’t Let Financial Stress Take The Cake

Life and Money

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Of all the things to discuss before marriage, finances are the least exciting. Statistically, money is the top reason couples argue and financial arguments are among the top predictors of divorce. So, how can you avoid becoming a statistic? Here are some ideas from the experts: Talk To Each Other A 2013 poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling …