Category Archives: FAMILY and FINANCES

Speaking Gratitude Together: The Thanksgiving Reader

“After all the travel and the cooking and the hassle, for these few minutes, perhaps we can all breathe the same air and think hard about what we’re thankful for.” -Seth Godin We follow Seth Godin’s blog and wanted to … Continue reading

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The Entitled Generation: 9 Keys to Raising Financially Responsible Kids

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ― Abraham Lincoln A few weeks ago, the story of a 22-year-old college student who had blown through her college fund too early, blaming her parents … Continue reading

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Talking With Your Kids About Money

Teaching Children to Become Prosperous Adults Kim Butler and Todd Strobel respond to a user question about when to talk about money with your children. Kim explains the benefits of starting early and brings up, The Opposite of Spoiled, by … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Save a Life Insurance Policy (even if you can’t afford the premiums)

“I bought a new life insurance policy but the small print is impossible to understand. All I´m sure of is that after I die, I can stop paying.” Do You Want to Stop Paying Your Life Insurance Premiums? What happens … Continue reading

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How to Buy Life Insurance for a Child

“The sooner you save, the faster your money can grow…” -Forbes.com, “The Five Most Important Money Lessons to Teach Your Kids“ Are you considering buying life insurance for an heir?In last week’s post, “Life Insurance for Children and Grandchildren – … Continue reading

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Life Insurance for Children and Grandchildren? The Surprising Benefits

“If you want to start an argument, ask a group of financial advisers what they think about buying life insurance for children.” – Bankrate.com Should you get life insurance for a child? Don’t people only “need” life insurance if they … Continue reading

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Are You Leaving Your Loved Ones in the Dark? (The Truth about being Ready for an Emergency)

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns A lot of time and attention has gone into emergency preparedness in recent years. Many Americans have emergency plans in case of an earthquake or a flood. “Doomsday … Continue reading

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