Having a household budget for the family is essential to meeting financial goals, but many of us don’t know where to start. Simply taking a look over your finances can alert you to many places where money slips away. Once you take a moment to sit down with your expenses and follow these tips you’ll be well on your way to a healthy family budget.
In fourth grade, my teacher had us do a Christmas Around the World project, where we researched celebrations in different countries. My friend and I picked Germany and I loved learning about how their celebrations differed from our own. For some of us, these are traditions we’ve brought from home countries or learned from other family members. Others are just learning about them. (more…)
If you’re like me, finding Christmas gifts for mom is almost impossible unless she gives you a list. And, if you’re like me, mom never gives you a list. My mom’s favorite answers when I ask her seem to be “I don’t know” and “I don’t want anything.” So what do you get for mom? We’ve got a couple ideas. (more…)
When it gets cold and snowy, few things are better than curling up under a warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. Especially if that book is something you can share with a child, who is enthralled by the colorful pictures and charming tale. In the days leading up to Christmas, we’ve got 12 great books for you to share.