Recently Perri Klass, MD blogged for the New York Times about the “Endless Barrage of Hard Sell” aimed at our children though marketing messages. The post underscores the reasons I’ve found myself having conversations with my young sons lately about commercials: what they are, and what they’re trying to accomplish. I want them to understand that just because they see and hear … [Read more...] about Little Consumers, Big Marketing
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There are several factors that affect how many calories an individual should consume on a daily basis, including age, weight, height and activity level. Based on the variables, it might be difficult for a mom to plan a meal that fits everyone's needs. One way to overcome meal-planning issues is to understand the basic calorie need for certain ages and activity levels.Promote … [Read more...] about How Many Calories a Day Should We Consume?
Home sales in the U.S. are skyrocketing as interest rates remain at historically low levels. In fact, Zillow expects nearly 7 million existing-home sales this year—the most since 2005. With so many prospective homebuyers on the market, you too may be wondering if it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership. Before you begin hunting for houses though, here are a few … [Read more...] about 3 Financial Moves to Make Before You Buy a Home
In times of uncertainty, love prevails and that explains why more people than ever are looking forward to celebrating this Valentine’s Day. In fact, a survey from the National Retail Foundation found that nearly 73% of consumers who are planning to do something on this annual holiday dedicated to love feel it is important given the current state of the pandemic. If you’re … [Read more...] about 5 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas at Home
The holidays always seem to creep up out of nowhere, which can leave you feeling stressed and over budget if you don’t prepare ahead. And, even though U.S. consumers are feeling financially strained as a result of the pandemic, people are planning to spend more to make this holiday season even more special. According to the 2020 Holiday Consumer Shopping study from Roku and … [Read more...] about Holiday Budget Prep: 3 Things You Should Do Now