Do You and Your Teen or Adult Child Agree on Money?

Do You and Your Teen or Adult Child Agree on Money?

We are into September and the college kids are getting into the swing of things at school. Those kids that graduated high school last summer but opted not for college are hopefully working on their goals and jobs and maybe even living on their own as well (like my son). Just like in any relationship that involves money, there are bound to be disagreements sometimes. If you are married you probably know this. If your kids are younger you might not be there yet, but as they grow up, trust me, it will become an issue with them also. As … Continue Reading →
Your Teen’s First Place of Their Own

Your Teen’s First Place of Their Own

This time of year there are a lot of teens and young adults moving out of their parents’ homes. Some are headed to college to live in a dorm, some are going to live off campus while at college, and others are taking the plunge and going out on their own into the real world! Most of us parents want to help out a bit when our baby young adult moves out on their own. As much as we want to help, sometimes they do not want our help or they only want it on their terms. It is all … Continue Reading →
Should You Buy or Rent Textbooks? [infographic]

Should You Buy or Rent Textbooks? [infographic]

It is back to school time and one thing that hits college kids and their families hard is the price of textbooks. They are incredibly expensive often and I often hear that in the end they are not even used very much by some professors. That would make me a bit crazy! I found this item for my weekly infographic that gives some interesting statistics about college textbooks and if you are better off buying new or used or if you should rent the textbooks. Heck, I did not even know you could rent textbooks. If you went to college, … Continue Reading →
Back To School and Life with Bluebird

Back To School and Life with Bluebird

Disclosure: I am being compensated for this Bluebird project. Opinions are my own. Have you heard of Bluebird? It is an alternative to traditional checking and debit cards that you get from a bank. The service is provided by American Express and Walmart, an interesting combo. I have been asked to get a Bluebird account and try it out and share my experience over the next several months with all of you. If you have older kids headed off to college or starting out life after high school this fall I think this might be a really great way to … Continue Reading →
More Back-To-School Supplies from HP and Snapfish (plus giveaway)

More Back-To-School Supplies from HP and Snapfish (plus giveaway)

The kids are all back in school at this point, but that does not necessarily mean that the back-to-school shopping is finished. Teachers may have given you a list of supplies, but life hands us another list that make school easier for us and our kids. HP offers a great selection of printers, inks, papers, and other tech gadgets and accessories. We use our printer so much during a school year! My son tends to finish projects at home rather than at school which means we print those out often. Because he is so into computers and tech he also … Continue Reading →
Grooming Your Son for College plus Giveaway

Grooming Your Son for College plus Giveaway

Many of us have sons that will soon be headed off to college. Preparing our boys for this big transition is  totally different that sending them off to say, 7th grade was. Not only do the supply lists change dramatically at college, but I think as parents we feel this sudden panic as we wonder if we have taught them all the basic things they need to know before moving away from home. Essential Things Sons Going to College Need to Take Computer – This is a definite must for college kids these days. If they are on an old … Continue Reading →