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Help Your Kids Stay Debt-Free Later in Life

Posted by BALANCE on Feb 1, 2018 10:36:46 AM

All parents want their kids to grow up to be financially secure. So why do so many children lack basic financial skills?

A recent study by the Program for International Student Assessment found that one in five American teens lack simple knowledge of how money works. As a subject, money seems to slip through the cracks between family and school, leaving many children to learn it on their own. The problem is that, without proper guidance, they may never grasp fundamentals like saving, balancing a budget, and avoiding debt, which can lead to stress and hardship when they grow up.

To ensure that your kids become money-smart adults, here are three things to keep in mind: 

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How to Keep Your Christmas Budget Merry and Bright

Posted by BALANCE on Dec 1, 2017 9:30:39 AM

Whether you’re ready or not, the Christmas season has officially begun. And while this time of year can be a great opportunity to connect with family, it can also be traumatic for your finances if you’re not careful.

So how do you buy gifts for everyone on your list without blowing up your budget? Try these tips:

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4 DIY Solutions to Help your Christmas Budget

Posted by BALANCE on Dec 8, 2016 11:41:25 AM

 

Christmas spending can be a budget buster. The expenses are numerous: presents, wrapping paper, food, travel and more. However, if you don’t have the funds to buy everything you want, there is no need to despair. With a little DIY creativity, you can get through the Christmas season without draining your checking account.

1. Get crafty

Why spend $40 to buy a scarf if you can knit it yourself with $15 of yarn? If you have a knack for crafts, making your own gifts is a great way to save, since supplies usually cost less than the finished product. Not only are homemade gifts cheaper, but many people appreciate them more than store-bought presents because of the personal touch. Don’t know your way around a glue gun? A framed photo always goes a long way.

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Topics: budget, Christmas, diy

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