It’s Winter: Time to Get Ready for Summer Camp!

At the time this blog entry is written the Northeast coast of the United States is under a blanket of white. Snowstorm upon snowstorm has inundated the region with feet of snow while below freezing temperatures have kept it from melting. People who live there are cold, tired, and in need of relief. What a perfect time to start thinking about summer camp for your young family.Continue Reading

Is Amazon Prime worth the price?

Ninety-nine dollars. A hefty price to pay for an annual subscription to anything, let alone an Internet service. Yet, this is what Amazon charges for its Prime service, and it’s a big winner for the company. Tens of millions of users have paid the $99 fee to watch free movies and TV shows, read books, listen to music, and get free deliveries. In other words, it’s Netflix, Pandora, and, well, Amazon, all tied into one.Continue Reading

Maximizing the Profits of Your Small Business

As someone with a young family and a small business, one of your main goals is to ensure there’s enough money to pay for household essentials and business expenses. Oh. of course you could utilize credit in order to have enough funds to take care of both; however, this leads to a giant problem. The money utilized in the present needs to be paid back in the future, and this means profits from the business aren’t maximized.Continue Reading

Parenting and Finance: Should Allowances be Allowed?

The allowance — a decades-old ritual for children. Each week, kids young and old would step up to their parents, put out their hands, and be given precious cash. In the days of Way Back When, this was normally 50 cents or so. Today, an allowance can run parents several dollars a week.Continue Reading

Know Your Health Insurance Acronyms

Acronyms are the way of the world in the 21st century. Be it correspondence on social media or review of government programs, these forms of abbreviated words encompass more of everyday speak than ever before. One of the main culprits of this is the health care system. From PPO and HMO to PCP and AHCA, the acronyms of healthcare can confuse even the most intellectual person.
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The Debt Problem: Your Financial Worries, and How to Fix Them

Everyone worries. Even the most optimistic person has worries — most likely that people think they’re too optimistic. If not careful, these worries can fill people’s heads, leaving little space to figure out how to correct their ongoing issues. You also have worries — mostly in the financial category. With a young family which seems to need more every week, your worries morph into apocalyptic scenarios where you’re all out on the street, or the bank is hammering a Foreclosure sign on your home, or one of your children needs emergency surgery or dental work. And when you review your checking account, you worry how you’ll ever get out of the mess you made when you started said young family, as now you’re in a bundle of debt.Continue Reading