It is the time of year that many spend time with friends and family and enjoy some holiday cheer. For many businesses, this is the time of the year they go from being in the red to being in the black or finally turning a profit. Why is this so? It is due to the
We’re reading more and more about the escalating costs of college and how unprepared young adults are to manage their own money. We’re not judging. We were financial nightmares ourselves. In hindsight, we feel we weren’t given sufficient tools to be prepared. Blame that on upbringing or education or whatever.
Personal finance education isn’t coming from school anytime soon. What’s a parent to do? What if you treat your high school-aged child as a roommate? Ha!? What? Why would you do that?
College tuition has skyrocketed over last couple of decades. While median family income since 2002 has risen only 1.9%, the average annual growth for state college tuition has risen about 8%. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the annual increase dropped to 2.9%. This positive anomaly is good for college students, but it is still higher than the median family income rise by 1%.
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The One Percent is a 2006 documentary directed and produced by Jamie Johnson of the Johnson & Johnson fortune. In his movie, he sheds light on the growing wealth gap in America. He shares that this gap is dangerous and cannot continue forever.
Here are some insights for teaching kids about money. Consider how hard it is to get adult Americans to plan for retirement, then consider how far off any financial milestone seems to kids. It’s no wonder most financial literacy programs don’t work. Many freshman in high school find it hard to fathom college let alone
Many of us are familiar with the saying “time is money.” What we’ve been taught is that wasting our time is, in essence, wasting our earning potential. Likewise, many of us have been taught that if we do something ourselves, without paying someone else, we save money. This isn’t always true.
Here’s a list of 7 “vintage” money savings tips. Some of these are quite fun, actually. We mostly buy whole chicken because of the savings benefit and the ability to use most of the parts. The bones are great for making soup stock. We, also, reuse our sandwich and other bags, tinfoil and tea bags.
couple of weeks ago, we watched Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era
of Predatory Lenders, a 2006 documentary about the credit industry. It was written and directed by James Scurlock,
whose documentaries include Parents of
the Year and Stumped! James Scurlock should not be confused
with Morgan Spurlock. We made that
refund, those are nice words, aren’t they? We all love getting money,
especially at tax time. No one likes finishing their taxes and finding they owe
Uncle Sam money they don’t have. Are you making a costly mistake when it comes
to getting a tax refund?
Save Money on What You Buy Americans are reported to throw away about forty percent of food annually. That’s not far off from throwing away half of our food. As we mentioned last week, some of this may be due to confusion when differentiating between what is safe and unsafe to eat. If you buy