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Finance: Learning to Balance Your Accounts the Old-Fashioned Way

Finance: Learning to Balance Your Accounts the Old-Fashioned Way

Okay, I admit it: There is really no need to balance your checking account by hand. With all of the software and online options available, the ability to maintain your balance with pencil, paper, and calculator is no longer required.

Nonetheless, knowing how to balance your account the old-fashioned way has its advantages. Even if you never plan to do the math yourself, it is valuable to understand what's happening as the software chugs away, so you can more easily resolve problems when they occur.

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The Other Man in Your Marriage

The Other Man in Your Marriage

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Family Matters

To improve your relationship with your father-in-law, take time to validate each other and show interest. This can be done in simple ways such as having brunch together every Sunday or meeting for a walk once a month. There's no magic formula, only effort, caring, and kindness.

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Giving Significant Money to Your Kids

Giving Significant Money to Your Kids

You probably give things to your kids each day, and you may also give presents on special occasions. Chances are, you don't think of this as being generous or making gifts—still, they're gifts just the same. Maybe it's only a visit from the Tooth Fairy, a reward for a good report card, or a birthday present: All are gifts.

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Setting Up a Trust Fund

Setting Up a Trust Fund

Money ABCs

A trust is a legal type of ownership in which property is held by a fiduciary, called a trustee, for the benefit of someone else, called a beneficiary. The trustee runs things; the beneficiary gets things from the trust. The person who gives the money to the trust is called a grantor or settler.

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Collecting for Fun and Profit

Collecting for Fun and Profit

Collecting has been around forever. People like to save things. The wealthy have been collecting antique paintings, porcelains, and furniture for generations. Today, however, collecting isn't limited to the rich. It seems that everyone—young and old, rich and poor—is getting into the act.

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How Your Marriage Affects Your Children

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The foundation of your relationship with your spouse could have a big impact on your child. If they see the two of you getting along and supporting each other, they will mirror your behavior and will likely get along with friends and family. 

More: Having a GREAT Marriage

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Credit Card Basics

Credit Card Basics

By this point in your life, you probably have at least one credit card. And you can be sure if you have one, or even if you don't, you'll be offered more.

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Stepparenting: A Smooth-Sailing Household

Stepparenting: A Smooth-Sailing Household

How will your new household be run? Many experts suggest establishing guidelines for important family behaviors, especially divisions of labor and difficult areas such as telephone courtesy and mealtimes.

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by: Katy Abel

Allowance in Exchange for Chores?

Allowance in Exchange for Chores?

trash cashTrash Talk

Take out the papers and the trash!
Or you won't get no spending cash...

Remember that old ditty from the Fab Fifties? Half a century later, it's the ''home rule'' in many households.

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Advancing Money to Your Child

Advancing Money to Your Child

When a child gets $5 or $10 a week, it may not go as far as she likes. She may have to put some money into savings that you don't let her touch, and she may be required to pay for some things on her own. This doesn't leave too much extra for miscellaneous things.

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Government Funding for Adoption

Government Funding for Adoption

Federal and some state governments now offer a number of benefits or reimbursements for some adoption costs. Federal laws also require employers that provide health insurance to give the same insurance to newly-adopted children.

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by: Katy Abel

Your Child, Your Money, and Online Auctions

Your Child, Your Money, and Online Auctions

To Bid or Not to Bid?

The toy section of eBay reads like a Christmas list, and for consumers of all ages, this is an irresistible way to make a purchase: Place a bid, then bid higher, then hope against hope that you're not outbid by someone else.

For adults, being outbid on a coveted Beanie Baby may result in mild disappointment. For a child, it can be a crushing loss.

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by: Katy Abel

Family Budget Makeover: Cutting the Grocery Bill

Family Budget Makeover: Cutting the Grocery Bill

moneyTrying to save a few bucks? Cutting grocery bills can be a relatively painless way to make monthly savings. We went prowling for the best ways to spend less without making kitchen duty endless or meals tasteless. Here are some easy ways to change how you shop and how your family eats.

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Teach Kids About Borrowing Money

Teach Kids About Borrowing Money

In Hamlet, Polonius warned, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” His cautionary words still ring true today. Using credit has become a quick way to instant gratification: You can see it, want it, and buy it now (pay for it later). Borrowing certainly has a place in money management: It's a way of being able to buy something today that would otherwise be out of reach.

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Updated: July 16, 2019

Talking to Teens About Sexual Misconduct and Consent Before They Go Away to College

Mother talking with her college age daughter

Just before your teenager heads off to college, you should have “the talk” with them. Nope, not the SEX talk. There’s a pretty good chance they already know about that 3-letter word. We mean the consent talk; meaning ways to tell the opposite sex NO like you mean it and what to do if someone overall makes you feel uncomfortable through sexually-orientated actions.

by: Katy Abel

When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs

When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs

Pink Slips and Blue Moods Affect Children
Stock market meltdowns, dot-com deflations, bull and bear markets -- it's all lost on kids. But as America'slong-running period of prosperity loses steam and reports of layoffs make headlines, the term "economic downturn" is literally brought home.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before College

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The stress of entrance exams, applications, narrowing down acceptance letters and choosing a college is finally behind your teen. Academically they have spent at least the last four years focused on getting to this point and feel ready to succeed. However, there are many life skills teens need to know in order to be successful as they embark on their college career, and most of them you won’t find being taught in a school setting.

Common and Unrealistic Expectations About Stepfamilies

Common and Unrealistic Expectations About Stepfamilies

Just as getting rid of the ingrained societal myths can be hard, so can giving up your hopes and expectations about what marriage, partnership, parenthood, and family life will be for you. "Unrealistic expectations are the biggest risk," says Emily Visher, founder of the Stepfamily Association of America.

Have you ever heard yourself thinking of saying something along any of these lines?

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