Resources for Dissatisfied Consumers

Businesses rely on our purchasing decisions for their own success, which gives us, the consumer, the power to determine whether a company stays in business or not.  But what if you have already made a purchase or received your service and are dissatisfied with it?  What types of actions can you take to rectify a...

Teaching Children Finances – The Financially Intelligent Parent

This weekend I read The Financially Intelligent Parent 8 Steps to Raising Successful, Generous, Responsible Children by Eileen Gallo, PH.D and Jon Gallo, JD. Instead of providing resources and information designed to help children, as we typically do, I thought...

The Truth Behind Car Title Loans

Thinking of getting a Car Title Loan? Read this! Payday is another week away and you're short on cash and have little to work with in savings. You see an ad mentioning how using your vehicles title will help you get the money you need...

Teaching Children Finances – www.kids.gov

Do you have children who don't yet understand the value of money, a child who needs help managing their allowance, maybe a pre-teen who wants to start earning outside the home, or a teenager who feels ready to be more independent?...

To Your Credit – Public Service Announcements

Introduction Hello, and thank you for your interest in the “To Your Credit” collection of 15-second personal finance Public Service Announcements (PSAs). My name is Todd Christensen, the Director of Education at the National Financial Education Center at Debt Reduction Services, Inc. We are a nonprofit financial education...

Financial Resource of the Week – My Money Management Calculators

While researching personal money management calculators I came across the website www.mymoneymanagement.net and thought I would share them with you. My Money Management is described on their website as: "At My Money Management, our mission is to help you prosper by knowing how...

Teaching Children Finances – Budgeting Worksheet for Children

Budgeting is a valuable lesson that we can teach our children at an early age. We can begin by creating an allowance and helping teach money management values through various hands on examples. MoneyandStuff.info is self described on their website as a...

Reality Check – Credit is Used for More than Just Loans

Cut credit cards from your budget Put food down on credit cards The titles of articles such as these are clever, intriguing and seemingly sensible, so why do I have a problem with financial experts (even if he or she is nationally recognized) who preach total abstinence from credit cards across the board?...

Teaching Children Finances – Jump$tart Coalition

The Jump$tart Coalition is self described on it's website as a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.  Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for...