Even 3-Year-Olds Know When You Owe Them

Personal Finance

Even 3-Year-Olds Know When You Owe Them

Even 3-Year-Olds Know When You Owe Them

Perhaps we can all be grateful that toddlers aren’t professional debt collectors. Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you’re in debt and someone sent a 3-year-old to your door. One glance at those large, innocent eyes looking up at you and asking you to settle up would probably send you running for your checkbook. I doubt you’d even... Read More

What to Do If Santa Gives Your Kid a Cell Phone

Identity Theft

What to Do If Santa Gives Your Kid a Cell Phone

What to Do If Santa Gives Your Kid a Cell Phone

Long gone are the days when all your daughter wanted for Christmas was her two front teeth. Now she wants a cell phone. All her friends have one. And despite headlines about cyberbullying, sexting, and texting while driving, you embrace the idea that cell phones are a way of life. “After all,” you tell yourself,... Read More

More Identity Thieves Now Targeting Children

Identity Theft

More Identity Thieves Now Targeting Children

More Identity Thieves Now Targeting Children

While many consumers across the country are now very concerned about the effects that identity theft might have on their financial standing, new data shows that in many cases, they should keep a similarly close eye on their kids’ situation as well. Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Cylab recently found that kids are at... Read More

How Do Your Money Problems Affect Your Kids?

Managing Debt

How Do Your Money Problems Affect Your Kids?

How Do Your Money Problems Affect Your Kids?

Today, the average college student graduates with tens of thousands of dollars in debt spread across a few different types of credit, including education loans, credit card balances and auto financing. But new data shows that in many cases, their parents’ financial behavior may shape their own. Currently, about two-thirds of college students have at... Read More

Kids May Be the Only Recession-Proof Group

Students

Kids May Be the Only Recession-Proof Group

Kids May Be the Only Recession-Proof Group

Millions of Americans suffered significant financial problems in recent years as a result of the recession and the subsequent fallout, but during that time, many Americans actually improved their kids’ health and education situations. Between 2005 and 2011, there have been many large strides made in ensuring kids are as happy, healthy and cared for... Read More

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