Although you donate gifts to a charity as an act of kindness, your charitable generosity may give you some much needed tax relief. Each time you make a donation, regardless if it is monetary, a service rendered or material items, make sure you obtain some type of record for your donation. When it comes time to file your tax return, pull out those records for the gifts you gave … [Read more...] about Tax Tips for Gifts to Charity
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It's time to celebrate the dads in our lives. We found a few cool products that dad is sure to love. Since dad is always out on the field watching the kids play sports, why not make him as comfy as possible? Picture a typical portable chair, but what if it were to rock? Yep, this comfy chair, Rok-it by Kijaro, let's him sit back, relax, and ROCK! With padded armrests and … [Read more...] about Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love
“We commercialize everything. Look at Christmas. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. Now I don’t know Jesus, but from what I’ve read Jesus was the least materialistic person to ever roam the earth. And we turned his birthday into the most materialistic day of the year. Matter of fact, we have the Jesus Birthday season; it’s a whole season of materialism.” – Chris Rock on SNL What … [Read more...] about Six Tips to Stop the Xmas Insanity and Give without Going Broke
Buying holiday gifts doesn't have to wipe you out, mentally or financially. The best advice we can offer you for spending less and easing the stress of buying holiday gifts this year is to GET ORGANIZED. Here are some tips to getting your holiday gift lists organized so you can not only keep your sanity at the end of the day, but some pocket cash, too! Immediate Family Your … [Read more...] about How to Spend Less on Holiday Gifts!
“It’s tough for kids to say goodbye to the excitement of the day, so falling asleep can be so much sweeter with a parent at their side, reading their favorite bedtime story.” - Dr. Barry Zuckerman, Chief of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Co-Founder of Reach Out and Read Bedtime stories. Those two simple words conjure up happy memories for many of us. If you fondly … [Read more...] about Selling Your Kids On Story Time: Practical Tips For Raising Readers