‘Lead by example’ couldn’t be a truer saying when it comes to teaching children about personal finance. But, as many of these great quotes, it’s much easier said than done.
Instant access to credit cards, the ability to finance pretty much everything, and the never-ending hamster wheel of “keeping up with the Joneses” can make being a role model really challenging. But ignoring it isn’t an option either if you want to raise financially responsible adults. After all, debt can destroy a person’s entire adulthood, and it can quite literally happen in the blink of an eye…
School will soon be in session but it still isn’t too late to get some back-to-school shopping and marketing tips. Although it isn’t the biggest shopping season, Americans will spend billions on back-to-school shopping this year. Check out The Shelf’s Infographic for tips on how to “rock your back to school sales and marketing.”
By: Andrea Woroch Are you Team Real or Team Faux when it comes to Christmas trees? Every holiday season, approximately 33 million real trees are sold in the U.S., compared to 9.5 million fake ones. And together, the total expenditure on Christmas Trees reaches nearly $2 billion annually. Regardless of which side you’re on, there […]
When we hear of a coupon clipper, most of our minds instinctively gravitate towards poor, low income or elderly – not to a city where the average household income is over $75,000. And, when we hear of San Francisco, the natural connection is with an expensive city, high standard of living and the iconic Golden […]
$177,000! That’s the average amount an American is expected to inherit according to HSBC Holdings, a banking company. The cliche “easy come, easy go,” should never apply to an inheritance, but often does. Studies show heirs lose, spend or donate half of their inheritance. Although you didn’t work for it, bear in mind that Aunt Tilly or Grandpa Tom probably worked really hard to amass the wealth they have passed on to you. […]
BThe holidays are here which means giving, receiving and spending. With Black Friday just over a week away, and with ads coming at you from all directions, we figure we’d help you sift them out a little. Louis Ramirez, senior feature writer at dealnews.com have compiled the Best Black Friday Ads so far to save […]
By Jeffrey Strain One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things that have lead to them not being in order. If you continue […]