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Why Saving Money Doesn’t Have To Be A Drag

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The Money Pleasure Principle:  Why Saving Money Doesn’t Have To Be A Drag Any More.  (or, understanding the misunderstanding) When you get right down to it, our minds are built to seek pleasure and avoid pain.  So where does saving money fit into that?  It doesn’t.  That’s why we’re not any good at it.  Just look at the stats – ... Read More »

5 TIPS ON HOW TO GIVE YOUR KIDS AN ALLOWANCE

Saving Money

By Michael Weiss, Content Developer for Kidworth.com Giving kids an allowance is a time honored tradition as old as, well, having them make their beds or set the dinner table.  But it turns out that for many of today’s families, the ritual of allowance giving can create a lot of stress and apprehension.  A recent field study by Kidworth.com found ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning your Finances

Sweeping up Money.

Spring is here, a time for new beginnings. So how about spring cleaning your finances for a fresh and organized head start to 2012. These useful steps will not only help you keep your financial life organized but may even save you a few dollars. Refer to them regularly to keep up to date and have one less thing to ... Read More »

Household Budget How to Make a That Works

Budget

  Many people just spend as needed, or desired, and hope the next paycheck arrives before the money runs out. This is a mistake, but it’s easily corrected by drafting a budget – and sticking to it. A spending plan will help you define your expenses and following it will point you in the direction of future savings. A financial tune-up ... Read More »

Nanny vs. DayCare

Daycare

Making the list of Pros & Cons is essential for finding the best care for your little ones.  Here are a few to get you started. DAYCARE PROS:  •Most affordable option •Well supervised and many adults are present •Your child will be able to socialize with other children •More reliable, won’t call in sick •Licensed and regulated •Maintain privacy, you do not ... Read More »

Teaching Kids About Money

Should you reward your child for keeping a clean room or getting good grades at school? By Scott Reeves, Minyanville Rewards are intended to encourage good behavior, but require a little thought to get right. First, be careful what you wish for. “If you reward certain types of behavior, you might end up getting that behavior all the time – and it might be something that you only wanted once ... Read More »

Stop Feeling Guilty Going Back to Work!

Working Guilt

  Going back to the daily grind i s a hard transition after spending weeks or months staying home and getting to know your precious little one. Here are a few suggestions that will keep the guilt at bay and have you feeling good about going back to work! Remember that time with your children is not about quantity but about ... Read More »

Can your Hormones Decide your Career?

Hormones

Take a moment to think back to a simple time in life when we were all bright-eyed little girls playing with our Barbies at home. Sure, Barbie was pretty, smart and could have virtually any career imaginable but being a successful career woman was rarely the topic of our playtime. It was mainly focused on what type of fun Barbie was going to have ... Read More »