Rewards credit cards such as air mile cards are something I have tried twice. In theory they are great. You use your credit card for your regular weekly purchases that you would buy anyway, such as groceries and gas, pay it off in full at the end of the month and bring in the rewards. Sound too good to be true? The problem is for most of us it is! Otherwise the … [Read more...] about Rewards Credit Cards: Are They Right for You?
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Taking care of a family is hard enough, but managing the finances can seem next to impossible. Not only do you want to give them everything you can, but you also want to do it all without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ways to create and manage a budget that you can stick to that provides your family with what they need. 1. Track Your Spending Habits. There are several … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Manage Your Household Budget
As a child, all I wanted to do was fit in. Having parents that divorced when I was in fourth grade did not help that ambition. My dream of belonging was further crushed when my dad remarried his secretary. Now, not only did I not fit in with my friends who all seemed to have perfect, “traditional” families, I was now part of a lame cliché. I was not a happy camper. This … [Read more...] about Stepchild to StepMom: How To Do It Better
Sight words play an important role in helping children learn to read. These words are often short and irregularly spelled, which means that knowing how to recognize them by sight can help a child to increase their reading fluency. Since children must recognize these words through memory, using repetition and positive feedback are the best methods for helping them learn. As you … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Child Learn Sight Words
Now is a tricky time for kids -- and parents. Spring and school are ending, usually with a frenzied bang of class parties, proms and exams. Summer beckons. Even if you have had your kids’ summer schedules set since January, emotional work remains to be done as our children transition from school into summer. Especially if graduation from college, high school, middle school … [Read more...] about Three Guidelines To Help Kids Manage Transitions