Why You Need to Get Out of Debt

Debt has been in the news as of late, whether it’s a discussion of the government debt ceiling or the accumulated student loan debt of college students. Then there’s the continued issue young families have with consumer debt, which averages around $15,000 per household. The first debt problem is something politicians need to handle at some point in time. The other two issues are solely in the laps of young families. Yet some folks want to pretend that debt isn’t there.Continue Reading

Tax Season: Last Minute Tax Preparation

April is upon us, and thoughts are turning to some of the symbols connected with the month. For example, the Easter Bunny, daffodils, short sleeves and rain showers. Oh, and there’s one more thing…I can’t put my finger on it. Oh, yeah…TAXES!Continue Reading

Airline Finance: How to Save Money When Flying

Airfare isn’t cheap these days. No matter if you encounter a sale or use a sight like Orbits, you may end up paying several hundred dollars for a round-trip flight. Throw in a spouse and a few kids and the price to fly instead of drive can reach $1000 or more. It almost makes the head of a young family feel like canceling a vacation and looking for local attractions. How can you save money is a situation like this? Well, you have to think of the items and events that surround the flight. Things like transportation and toiletries, for example — these are where you get back some of the money you invested on airline tickets. Here are a few examples of what we mean.Continue Reading

Best Paying Jobs for 2014

Highly paid careers are on the wish list of everyone. Everyone who wishes to have a high paying career must first begin by planning out their path. Here is a list of the best paying jobs for 2014.Continue Reading

What to Teach Your Children About Money

In these times, when many young families are still digging themselves out of debt after the Great Recession, talking to your kids about money should rank up there with discussions on drugs, sex and why Justin Beiber should be deported. You may not want to believe it now because they’re still in elementary school, but your children are the next generation of leaders, and they need to learn from our mistakes before they continue the trend of overspending without the available funds.Continue Reading

How to Pick the Best Summer Camp for Your Children

The ground may be covered with several layers of snow, the thermometer still hovers around freezing and you haven’t seen a patch of green since October. Despite these never-ending signs of winter, summer is only a few short months away, and with it comes the start of the activity planning season. School vacations run somewhere between 70 and 80 days, meaning there are a lot of sunlit hours to fill. For young families with two working parents, this means finding a good variety of programs to keep their children active. One of these happens to be summer camp.Continue Reading