Category Archives: Kids & Money

It’s Graduation Season — What Do You Wish You’d Known?

While I still believe that “Wear sunscreen” is some of the best general advice you can get as a graduating student, getting a little money-related advice is a good idea too.

Looking back, I wish I’d known that I should always save at least 10% of my income, no matter what. And that if I make so little money that saving 10% of my income seems impossible, that I’m either spending too much (probably on my car!) or else I need to get a better paying job. » Read more

Prom = Big Bucks

My son’s prom was this weekend, which led me to the discovery that prom is just plain expensive all around.

I always knew it was expensive for girls — after all, if you go all out, there’s the dress, the shoes, the accessories, the makeup, the hair, and the nails. That can add up to some big bucks. » Read more

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