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Entries by LearnVest from 02/2013

5 Ways I Found Happiness After Getting Fired

| Posted 02.05.2013 | Women

In order to capture the depth of nausea that I felt on the day that I got fired, you need to picture me sitting across from my boss in his glaringly sunny office. Then you need to envision giant tufts of wiry white hair sprouting out from the neck of his company polo shirt.

How to Do Taxes As a Parent

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents

Taxes are inherently complicated. But when you throw a dependent (in your case, a kid) into the mix, things get even more complicated. The good news is that the government recognizes that children are a big responsibility.

Are You Really As Busy As You Think You Are?

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Women

I certainly think I'm busy. I work a demanding (although fulfilling!) job, have an additional side gig and even take on freelance stories regularly. Because my various forms of work take up so much time, I feel like I have barely any time left for socializing, sleep, cooking and cleaning.

Can Too Much Screen Time Harm Your Child?

| Posted 02.13.2013 | Parents

Hours spent staring at a screen may be detrimental if it cuts into family time, physical activity, real-world socializing and engaging in other important brain-developing activities. At the same time, some access to technology can provide skills that are necessary for a child to thrive in the 21st century.

How My Son's Accident Changed My Life for the Better

| Posted 02.20.2013 | Parents

Several years ago, my life was the picture of success. Every day, I woke up in the dark, roused my two young children and began my morning routine: get out the door by 6 a.m., drop both children off at their private school and race like mad to catch the train.

When Dating, Debt Ranks With Criminal History

| Posted 02.20.2013 | Women

Tall, dark, handsome... and debt-free? The modern dater includes fiscal responsibility in his or her list of criteria -- and women are especially picky.

7 Ways Money Memories May Affect Your Finances

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Women

As children, we begin to form our beliefs and attitudes about money through value-laden messages that are passed on to us by our parents, grandparents and society.

How Real Parents Talk Money With Their Kids

| Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents

Television. School. Osmosis. These are just a few of the ways that many parents would prefer that their children learn about finances -- as long as they don't have to bring up the sticky subject themselves.