Talking to Your Kids about Money Problems

This week, it was reported than 6 million Americans missed their rent or mortgage payments in September. That news gave us pause, and reason to elevate this previous post once again. As unemployment continues to linger, families are facing similar … read more

Free & Fabulous Fall Family Fun

We last assembled a list of “Free Fall Family Fun” in September of 2019. Then, the economy was thriving, unemployment was record-low, and kids were in school across the country. Little did we know how much more important cost-free entertainment … read more

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Now Opening: Your Haphazard Homeschool

Across the country, new schools are popping up. But in place of school bells, video calls ring. In lieu of passing periods, slipper-clad walks down the hallway. And standing in for teachers are good ole’ mom and dad. These new … read more

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5 Classroom Trends Worth Your Attention

Even before the concept of the classroom itself was turned on its head, teaching was experiencing a transformation. Trends are nothing new to teachers. They bear witness to the lightning speeds at which students’ attire, vocabularies, and media habits shift. … read more

15 Fun Family Activities that Don’t Cost a Dime

Pop quiz! What do the following have in common: lavish family vacations, spontaneous jet-setting, and ample family fun budgets? Answer: they’re all the subjects of parents’ 2020 daydreams. As family budgets are squeezed and travel restrictions expanded, it’s due time … read more

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Talking to Your Kids about Money Problems

With unemployment rates skyrocketing in recent months to their highest levels in decades, parents around the country are facing similar conversations — about trimmed budgets, canceled vacations, and uncertain futures. Such topics can feel defeating, but they aren’t without precedent. … read more

Hidden Opportunities in Our New Virtual World

A year ago, “school” referred to a brick building with a circle drive and flags. A “doctor’s appointment” required getting in a car. A “wedding” likely meant plane tickets. And “graduation” included a multigeneration road trip. Today, all of those … read more

Turning Free Time into Profit

Around the world, amidst the grief and worry, a commodity has been granted that has long escaped us all. It’s one the rich and poor have in equal measure, and one many of us have in ample quantities these days. … read more

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This Financial Literacy Month, Talk it Out

Every year, those of us in the financial literacy sector wait in anticipation for April to begin. Why? Well, this is the month set aside by the calendar gods for “financial literacy month,” of course! Usually, it’s usually a lighthearted … read more

Making the Most of Days at Home

As the world goes to great lengths to stop the viral spread of the coronavirus, the spread of its impact goes on with gusto. Schools are shuttering, restaurants are removing their tables, and flights are being canceled by the dozen. There’s no … read more

Never Waste a Good Mistake

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni Hold onto the handrail. Don’t forget your lunch. Double-check the time of your appointment. Wear something more professional. Finish your assignment. Parenting can … read more

How to Parent a Billionaire

  According to the Forbes list, there are currently 2,754 billionaires in the world. That means that 5,508 parents have literally raised a billionaire. 5,508 parents who’ve changed billionaire diapers, overseen billionaire homework, and spell-checked billionaire college admissions essays. With … read more

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