Teens

I Think College Tuition is a Rip-Off!

There!  I said it – I think college tuition is a huge rip-off.  I know it’s supposed to be the American Dream, but I was skeptical of it when I was a kid.  If anything, I’ve gotten more skeptical as I’ve gotten older.  College tuition inflation has skyrocketed FAR more than it should have. The […] Read more…

There's ONE important thing you need to know about managing your teen.

The ONE Thing You Need to Know About Teens

Raising teens and tweens can be quite a challenge. What’s that saying? It’s like being pecked to death by a duck. As the mother of three sons – two adult and one still in those “fabulous” teen years, I can certainly testify to the truth of that.  What if there was one magic truth that […] Read more…

Some great tips from a Scout parent on how to help your kids get the most out of their Scouting program.

Four Tips for Being a Good Scout Parent

  Writing workshops always say that you should write about topics you know.  Well, one thing I know a little bit about is being a Scout parent.  Since I have all boys, I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts.  But I’m sure the Girl Scout program has similar benefits. I actually was a Girl Scout, but […] Read more…

Outsmart the Same as Cash Programs

Outsmart the “Same as Cash” Programs

These 90 days* same as cash deals can be really good or really bad. Here are some tricks to keep them on the good side of things and save you money.  They can be very effective when used correctly.  (*I say 90 days, but many of them are like 6 months or a year) This […] Read more…

How to Connect with Your Teen

My son Blake and I had a good talk the other day.  He’s a High School Sophomore and he has been slipping a bit in school lately.  He needed a kick in the butt and I was definitely in the mood to give it to him.  But it reminded me of how difficult it can […] Read more…

Your teens will be buying their own groceries soon. You need to teach them these lessons right away.

Teach Your Teen to be a Smart Shopper

Most financial experts agree that the best way to teach kids to be a smart shopper is to actually let them TRY it.  They need to learn from their own successes and failures.  Since one of your biggest recurring expenses is your grocery budget, this is a great place to start. Do you realize our teen is […] Read more…

Why You Need to Control Your Fast Food Spending

Fast food seems like such an easy and harmless thing – a burger here, a pizza there, maybe a latte in the morning, but before you know it, it can really sabotage your budget.  Take a look at some of the statistics below: Quick Fast Food Statistics Most Americans eat fast food 1-3 times a […] Read more…

Glenn Doman – They Make Blind Children See

I’ve met some people who can do some pretty amazing things.  Seriously, amazing things.  Like making blind children see.  Making children walk who had never walked before.  You know, boring, everyday stuff like that.  Take this man.  Looks a little like Santa Claus, doesn’t he?  But he gives kids a gift that is much better […] Read more…

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