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Needs vs Wants

Make Choices Based on What You Need, and Not What You Think You Want

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 06.02.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

There is a difference between wants, needs, and choices. Many times in life we get what we want, but not what we need. Meaning, what we want, and what...

Don't Let Back-to-School Tasks Sneak Up On You

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Jason Alderman

If you're a first-timer or simply need a back-to-school refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity.

Financial Advice for New Fathers

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Each year when Father's Day rolls around, I'm reminded that I wouldn't trade the experience of raising my two kids for the world. But when I think back to how naïve my wife and I once were about the costs of raising children, I can't help wishing we'd been better prepared.

How Charitable Giving Can Improve Your Finances

Kevin Yu | Posted 01.07.2013 | Money
Kevin Yu

Have you ever thought about the gift of donating to a charity or a cause instead? Or better yet, have you ever thought about how donating to a charity can help improve your finances?

Do Our Kids Really 'Need' the Newest, Coolest, Bestest Toy?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

"I can't afford it" means nothing to a 4-year-old. My son Rhett's solution was swift and simple: "Oh Mommy, don't use real money. Use that magic piece of plastic."

For All We'll Ever Need: The Law of Energetic Exchange

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

In order to move forward, to embrace new paradigms of change, we need to begin listening to new narratives.

How to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Jason Alderman

My wife and I learned our lesson and started setting aside money each month for the inevitable -- and unexpected -- expenses that crop up each fall. If you're new to this process or simply want to save money and time, try these tips.

This Father's Day, Teach Your Kids Financial Responsibility

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Jason Alderman

Father's Day is when children traditionally express love for their dads. Show how much you care in return by starting them out with a healthy, realistic attitude toward personal finances.

Turn the Tooth Fairy Into a Teachable Moment

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Thanks to cherished family traditions like birthday celebrations and presents from Santa and the Tooth Fairy, today's children are often bombarded wit...

Stretch Your Back-to-School Budget

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

State and local government budget cuts have taken their toll on practically every public service. Among the biggest victims of funding cutbacks are lo...