Halloween is just around the corner

Halloween is just around the corner

Halloween, more than any other holiday, is a flight of fantasy. This year it shimmers like a pool of fresh water, poised to quench our social thirst and, for many, a secret desire to be someone else for a night.   Even though things still aren’t back to the way they...
Plan for a FAFSA-tastic New Year

Plan for a FAFSA-tastic New Year

FAFSA and CSS registration for 2022-23 opened up on October 1st! It’s an exciting — but scary — time for people who have children finishing up high school to pursue higher education. Trust me, I’m in the same boat with my child! She’s finishing up her senior year of...
Back-To-School Special

Back-To-School Special

Back to school shopping is like a private pep rally for each student. It symbolizes new beginnings, grand social plans, and, as every kid will tell you, aspirations for academic excellence. And kids don’t care about how much things cost. That said, back-to-school...
Downward Modifications: A Plan for Child Support

Downward Modifications: A Plan for Child Support

With an official unemployment rate of 20%, Americans are downsizing their lives. And while it’s easy enough to cancel Hulu because it has way too many commercials anyway, adjusting a child support agreement or co-parenting plan requires a lot more leg work. That’s...
Cutting the Cord: Family Cell Phone Plans

Cutting the Cord: Family Cell Phone Plans

Hopefully our kids have enough consumer savvy to know what is realistic and what is too good to be true — which means that deep down, they should know the family cell phone plan will have to end one day. This is going to be a big change for them.  So I recommend doing...
Passing the Torch of Financial Literacy

Passing the Torch of Financial Literacy

Eww, money. No one wants to talk about it. But how else are kids going to learn about it? I’m not saying parents should be sharing the bills with the kids every month.  And kids should never think they are broke.  But it’s certainly not a bad idea to instill the...