family finances

Dining Yourself into Debt

When you have a busy lifestyle, it’s easy to justify a quick run to Dunkin Donuts on the way to work, McDonalds for lunch or even an evening out at the local restaurant with the family. It’s common sense that dining out is going to be more expensive than dining at home. You might pull […]

Your Parents and Preventing Bankruptcy

About seven years ago my father passed away and left my mother with the responsibility of managing her finances for the first time, at the age of 60. She had never balanced a checkbook, paid the monthly bills or had to worry about her investment portfolio. My father handled everything because that’s what men did […]