The one year old I started a college fund for back in 2004 was just recently accepted to college. He received several scholarships, took courses for college credit in high school, and will be living at home attending an in-state public university. All that means I don’t need as much in college savings as all those financial calculators said I did. Check out what options we’re looking withdrawing the extra, and revisit an old friend – the College Compact – in action.
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Working moms are stressed, anxious, isolated and burnt out. They need help – ways to help themselves, help from employers, and from society. Today I’m talking about some of the sad facts and statistics around working moms and COVID, sharing my families story, and talking about some ideas on what could help. I also want to hear your story, and your ideas.
Somehow it’s been a year since COVID first struck. The past year has been quite a journey for our family – some of which is shared by the world, others are unique to us. Come along and hear all about what this pandemic has meant for us, and just how much our lives have changed over the past year.
A bat has thrown the world into a chaos that not many alive today have experienced before. A solid financial foundation will help us weather the storm. And now, more than ever, is the time for us to come together to help each other. #kindnessfightscovid
Are you sacrificing too much for your kids – giving them what they want now and forgoing what you want the most? Today on the site I’m talking about when we parents don’t put on our own financial oxygen masks before putting on our kids, and giving some tips to help you focus your spending on what you truly value. Also looking for your suggestions for saving in the comments!
We’ve recently purchased not one, but two, mattresses off of Amazon. Stop by to read more about the experience (um, one got lost in New Jersey!!!), and check out a new video all about the unboxing. At under $200 for a twin, comfort, and convenience, it’s hard to beat this bargain.
I hope you’ve enjoyed allowance week, where we covered the great chore debate, talked about how much to give your kids, what to spend it on, and different ways to make the payments. Today I’m going to give you a boatload of resources you can use for your own kids (or to send to your […]
So you decided how much you’re going to pay your kids, what it will be based on, and how you’ll have them divvy up their money. But what about the practical here – how exactly are you going to pay them? After all, if you’re like me, you may or may not have cash for […]