If you haven't already, now's the time to help your child start to learn how to budget and manage their money. It doesn't matter how much or how little you have; teaching them how to live within their means is an invaluable skill.
We should commend Google for their apparent change of heart on the commercialization of our kids. But lingering questions still exist, especially those raised by privacy experts: what took Google so long and what is going to happen with the data Google has been collecting for the past seven years?
While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.
The fatal flaw in my Facebook rebellion was found where it is always can be found: the students. Turns out, my aversion to using Facebook professionally didn't stop students from going there. In droves.
One thing is for certain: the Department of Education's mishandling of personal student financial data in this latest data breach proves that we should be wary of how the Department will utilize this type of data in the future.