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What My Father Taught Me About Money

BY Tori Dunlap

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When I say my dad is my best friend, this is not a hyperbole. We have the same personality — we quote the same movies; …


Should I Give My Child An Allowance?

BY Brynne Conroy

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Do you give your child an allowance?It’s a highly personal decision, and one that most people have strong opinions on. On the one hand, you …


How to Save and Pay for College

BY Brynne Conroy

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As a parent, you know you should be saving for your child’s college education if at all possible. Saving for college makes it more likely …


How to Have a Healthy Conversation About Money With Your Spouse

BY Andy Hill

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One weekday night early on in my marriage, I had just finished reading a book called The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. This New …


How to Create a Family Cash Flow Statement

BY Brynne Conroy

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Public companies are required to issue certain financial documents at regular intervals. On an annual basis, there is one document in particular that every investor …


Why Stay-at-Home Parents Need Life Insurance Too

BY Emily Omier

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Most families start the thinking about life insurance around the time that their first child is born—now that there is someone who is so clearly …


Making Sure Your Family Has All Your Passwords

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What happens to all of your digital accounts after you die? Well, it depends partially on whether or not anyone has the passwords they need …


Fun Ways to Ask Someone to Be The Guardian of Your Kids

BY Emily Omier

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Congratulations! You’ve run through the list of your family and friends, and you and your spouse have finally decided on the right person or persons …