Category: Children


Teach Kids About Saving

Any parent who’s stood in the checkout aisle with kids knows the drill. There’s the array of brightly colored treats and trinkets calling out to little hands saying, “Buy me!” Instead of dealing with the tears and tantrums resulting from a “no,” why not use it as an opportunity to teach your child about saving? […]

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Financial Aid 101

With many colleges requesting an enrollment deposit on May 1, April is peak financial aid season. For those going through the process the first time, the experience can be a stressful. Between forms and deadlines, families often feel overwhelmed. If that sounds a bit like you, take heart. Here are some answers to your basic […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

Remember when you’d get out the encyclopedia to do a report for school? Today, kids go online instead. There they find an explosion of words, pictures and videos that provide a rich learning experience. But they can also find elements that can put them at risk. That’s why it’s important to teach your children to […]

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Understanding Cyberbullying (and What to Do About It)

It used to be that parents worried about their kids getting bullied on the playground. Today, kids don’t even have to leave home to fall victim. One study finds that 15 percent of high school students were electronically bullied last year. It could be a text message, an email or on social media. Sometimes the sender […]

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Five Ways to Save While Back-to-School Shopping

Grab your Trapper Keeper and Troll Topper, it’s almost back to school time. And if you think it’s gotten more expensive, you’re right. According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school spending has increased more than 40 percent in the past ten years. Given the hit to the pocketbook, going into the season with a plan […]

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