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When to Say No: A Parent’s Guideto Giving Adult Children Money

By Barb Miller When I work with clients who give money to their adult children I am always curious why. Since preparing a comprehensive budget is part of the counseling process, the topic often comes up. The adult child may still be living at home, or recently returned to the parents’ household. Or, parents may be giving money to an adult child that lives on his/her own. Often what I …Read More

Got Savings?How to Go From $0 to $2000 in One Year

By Shannon Doyle How much are you saving? If this question makes you laugh and exclaim “Savings? I wish!”, or creates major waves of guilt and anxiety you are not alone. A Consumer Federation of America study in 2010 found that 69% of low-income households do not have a savings account. In addition, 54% of moderate income households and 45% of middle income households do not have a savings account. …Read More

Build Your Emergency Savings Cushion

By Mark Foster Although the Great Recession is over the economy still seems to be merely limping along. Thirty-nine percent of adults do not have any non-retirement savings, according to a survey by the NFCC. Saving is an essential goal to have. Emergencies are a fact of life. It’s not a question of “if” you will ever have an emergency, but “when.” So having money saved is a necessity. Fifty-nine …Read More

Take ‘America Saves Week’ to Heart

By Jason Alderman After four years of coping with a stagnant economy probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day – you already know that. But hear me out, just in case. Those who struggle with long-term unemployment or under-employment often simply don’t have spare cash available to save (although people can be remarkably resourceful, as you’ll …Read More

Happy Financial Independence Day!

With July 4th just around the corner we take time to celebrate our nation’s independence. Why not take this opportunity to state your freedom from debt! Start by taking this pledge: Commit To Save! Americans are great spenders and lousy savers. Without a well-funded savings account, you are on a very slippery slope, one that becomes treacherous with the next unplanned expense. Put 10 percent of each take-home check into a …Read More