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Many say that children are a blessing, and in the words of Whitney Houston, they’re our future. The excitement of the prospect at being a parent is unlike any other feeling, but when it comes to starting a family, the potential financial stress can edge out some of that excitement. As of 2015, raising a child from birth to age 18 can run a family about $230,000, so starting a budget and making necessary preparations is a great way to get a start on your family planning in a less stressful way. Here are a few tips to help▸ continue reading
With warmer weather on the horizon, that can only mean one thing – summer vacation is approaching and your kids will be out of school for a few months. Summer camps and family vacations are common traditions, but there are other options as well for your older children to learn life skills and earn some money. Taking on a summer job is a great way for your teenager to take full advantage of their summer vacation, as they develop skills to help ease them into adulthood. Here are a few tips on the best ways to get started.▸ continue reading