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Give Yourself a Promotion: Why Moms Are the New Family CEO

Jennifer Owens | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

I am in favor of all moms becoming not only financially savvy, but financially strategic about the budget and investment goals they have for themselves and their families.

How You Can Help Your Family's Finances In 10 Minutes

LearnVest | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents

The New Year is a time to conquer any traces of "put-off-ability," because the longer you put things off, the more you'll continue to put them off. Admittedly, some of the tasks that get pushed off the longest are the ones that can help your financial life.

"SHIPPA Means Never Having to Say How Much You Spent!" (VIDEO)

Laura Zigman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Laura Zigman

Have you heard? There's a new kind of HIPPA! SHIPPA! The Shopping Privacy Act! Just in time for the holidays!

The Biggest Money Mistake Parents Make Post-Split

Suzanna de Baca | Posted 12.26.2012 | Divorce
Suzanna de Baca

Almost everyone I know who has gone through a divorce has later admitted to making financial mistakes along the way, from blunders or oversights with short-term impacts to more serious lapses in judgment that derailed their long-term financial health

WATCH: Finances In A Relationship, From Dr. Sue Johnson

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

How can you approach your partner about finances? Dr. Sue Johnson, relationship expert, spoke about the best way to navigate finances as a couple when...

Parents Would Rather Talk About Drugs Than Dollars

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.29.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

I get it. Money is an awkward subject to begin with. And the topic of finances can seem complicated when compared to drugs and smoking, where the lesson for kids is a simple: "Just say no!"

The Top 10 Money Pitfalls Moms Should Watch Out For

LearnVest | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents

No matter how awesome parents are, we're still human. And sometimes we even run out of time to think about how we handle our money.

Do Family Dinners Improve Your Finances?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Your assignment: Try committing to some healthy routines, like aiming for at least two family meals a week to start. I'm sensing a reality show in the making: The Biggest Saver, anyone?

Closing the Gap in Economic Education: Financial Literacy Begins in the Classroom

Nan J. Morrison | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education
Nan J. Morrison

From the national level down, there are many efforts underway to improve economic and financial education, increase requirements and find better ways to assess literacy levels. But it's something we all need to continue to work on together.

Teaching Children the Value of a Dollar in a Debt-Filled World

Doug Lebda | Posted 06.23.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

But we all have heard the stories -- or perhaps you have one of our own -- of a parent opening up a credit card bill to find hundreds of dollars in charges from iTunes or Amazon. So how do we, as parents, start to instill good financial values in children?

Parents Would Rather Talk About This Than Money

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

You probably wouldn't smoke a joint in front of your kids, but max out a credit card or ignore a bill? While parents seem to agree that having the ...

Please, Don't Save for College

Jacoba Urist | Posted 03.25.2012 | College
Jacoba Urist

Here are the four financial goals I believe every family should reach before they think about putting cash in their kiddo's college fund.

Leaving An Abusive Marriage? 7 Ways To Protect Your Money

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 12.30.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

Divorce is painful -- anyone who has been through the process will attest to that. But, sometimes, divorce is less painful than staying in a relationship that has become abusive.

My National Work and Family Month Flashback

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

My boss and I were both stopped in our tracks by a pair of assumptions common in many workplaces.

The 'I Have to do it all Myself' Trap

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Caring for others and being cared for is a part of every human being's life. Equality and economics now require women and men to share that responsibility.

Workplace Culture Wars

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

In the battle between well-intentioned policies and the unwritten rules of any workplace, unwritten rules win every time.

Smart Girl's Guide to the Internet

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

My grand plan for teaching my daughter about the Internet is a combination of this guide, keeping the computer in the open to use real experience to teach, and enough repeating stuff "over and over" to generate eyerolls.

Mothers & Fathers in the Land of Oz

Kristin Maschka | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

If Baum could think it up in 1904, by 2011 we ought to be able to conjure up a real-life Marvelous Land of Oz where mothers and fathers share the sweeping and minding of the children and both have some time to sit around gossiping and laughing too.

5 Ways To Know Your Husband Is Hiding Assets In The Divorce

Forbes | Posted 08.28.2011 | Divorce

When news of Representative Anthony D. Weiner's lewd online behavior broke a few weeks ago, his wife, Huma Abedin, was reportedly devastated. To so...

Education Needs Remodeling, Not "Fixing"

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
Kristin Maschka

I think fixing misnamed given the spirit of the article and discussion. The popular narrative is all about "fixing" and it frustrates me, especially given my time with these nine California districts this week. Here's why.

Has The Time Come To Pick Up Your Parents' Bill?

SavvySugar | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

Your parents have supported you since you were born, but now you’re an adult. You don't want to mooch off the 'rents forever, but you're not sure if...

Six Biggest Money Mistakes Mothers Make

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.17.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Recently I led a chapter meeting for our local Mothers & More chapter on "The 6 Biggest Money Mistakes Mothers Make." Here are the "mistakes" I discus...

Is Your Husband Hiding Assets?

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

At the end of the day, divorce is mostly about the division of assets and liabilities. That is not to say that there are not other, equally difficult...

Ten Steps for Anyone to Consider Before Filing for Divorce

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

What are your plans for the future? Remember, a divorce is a major step and transition in your life. It will have a major impact on you, as well as your spouse and children.