Do You Hide Your Money from Your Spouse?

by Miranda Marquit October 21, 2015

One of the quirks of my financial relationship with my husband was the fact that he wasn’t very interested in what was happening with our money. For the most part, he was just interested in whether or not he can make a purchase. If he wants to make a large purchase, he let me know […]

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6 Business Ideas for Teenagers

by Kevin Mercadante October 19, 2015

Juggling a part-time job with a full-time school schedule isn’t always the most comfortable arrangement. Sometimes your work schedule clashes with your homework and study time, and sometimes it can leave little time for extracurricular activities and a meaningful social life. And when the economy is bad, jobs for teenagers are especially hard to find. […]

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Are You Having Financial Conversations with Your Kids?

by Miranda Marquit October 16, 2015

I have long advocated having financial conversations with your kids. It’s important to give your kids an idea of how to appropriately manage money, and talk to them about how you handle your finances — as well as what you wish you had done differently. However, it might be difficult to talk with kids about […]

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Social Security Benefits for Children

by Kevin Mercadante October 14, 2015

One of the biggest concerns that all parents have is the care of their children in the event of their death. Your death will certainly cause deep emotional issues for your children, but the good news is that you can get financial help from the Social Security Administration in the care of your children as […]

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Standard Homeowner’s Insurance Doesn’t Cover Earthquakes and Flooding

by Kevin Mercadante October 12, 2015

Many homeowners are completely unaware that their homeowners insurance policy does not cover earthquakes or flooding. Worse, they may assume that they’re covered and take no action as a result. That assumption could be the most costly financial mistake you ever make. Both flooding and earthquakes come without warning and can do enough damage to […]

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Creative Ways to Give to Charity without Breaking the Bank

by Miranda Marquit October 9, 2015

One of the best ways to keep your finances on the right track is to give to charity. Giving money away can be a great way to ensure that you have well-rounded finances. However, you don’t have to just send money to your favorite legitimate charity. There are a number of creative ways to give […]

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Federal Tax Extension Deadline – October 15

by Ryan Guina October 7, 2015

If you filed for a federal tax extension in April, your tax forms need to be filed by October 15th.  Taxes are normally due on April 15th every year, but taxpayers are eligible to file for an automatic extension if they need more time to prepare their tax return. It is important to note that […]

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