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The financial responsibilities you’re forgetting to teach your children

As parents, it’s our job to protect, provide for, and educate our children. Whether it’s teaching them how to hold a pencil correctly, to respect their elders, to parallel park a car, or the ins and out of financial management, the onus is on us to send our children into the world well-rounded and prepared for what they’re about to encounter.

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One for the home screen

Your mobile phone can do a lot of things. Reliably call 9-1-1, however, is not one of them. Today, I’d like to introduce you to LifeLink, our new free-to-all mobile app that enables your smartphone to accurately and instantly connect to emergency services – no matter where you are. Available now on iOS and Android…

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Parent Brain: The notifications Snapfish really wants to send

Hi, it’s us here at Snapfish, and we are so thrilled you have decided to brighten our world with your tiny, beautiful bundle of joy, of whom you have taken 8,921 photos. Thank you for uploading them to our site!

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How to teach your kids about money

As someone who is experiencing the joys of sharing a living space with a toddler (and sharing my physical body with another tiny, growing human), I know first hand the exhaustion that we experience as parents. Of course, there’s the adventures, fun, cute memories and things they say, but at this stage in life, being routinely tired is a part of every day.

This exhaustion can make it easy to think that there are lessons we can skip over, push to a later date, or trust that our children will simply “pick up” on their own without our guidance. The topic this most often occurs with? Money.

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Everything you didn’t realize you need to budget for when you have kids

If you’ve made the commitment to start or grow your family, chances are you know the excitement, stress, joy, and fear that come along with the decision. These feelings are closely followed by an array of questions regarding your finances and how to raise a child in general, that never seem to disappear.

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Millennial Parents Are Dedicated to Raising Well-Rounded Kids At Any Cost

Millennials are – or are about to become – parents.

Actually, 9,000 per day if you’re keeping score at home.

So, how are we doing so far?

Good question.

Haven Life surveyed parents (with children ages 0-5) to find out what they are prioritizing when raising Generation Alpha.

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FSA or Tax Credit: Which Should You Tap to Save on Child Care?

Children are expensive. With so many costs for health insurance, doctor appointments, clothing, food, activities, toys, and more, by the time you are ready to get back to work, the childcare costs can blindside you.

But, did you know that you can deduct the cost of childcare to save on your taxes? Through the Childcare Tax credit or by utilizing your employer-sponsored Flexible Spending Account, you could save big on taxes.

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Keep Your Non-Traditional Wedding Non-Traditional

As love is in the air, thanks to Saint Valentine, it’s a good time to think about same-sex weddings and the pressures to stick to traditional wedding norms.

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Why Lifestyle Inflation Can Keep You Poor – And How You Can Resist It

It’s easy to find yourself thinking, “I’ll be so much happier when I get a raise.” Then, you get a raise and feel like your financial situation has drastically changed. You can afford to save a little more per month or maybe even make that much-sought-after upgrade to your home.

But after a few months, you get used to the new salary, and the cycle begins again of waiting for that next pay increase to feel like you have enough money to live comfortably.

Many of us get the same feeling when we buy a house. What was once a gleaming home that filled you with pride is now a constant reminder of everything you want to fix.

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Why I’m Becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional

I was 25 years old when the stock market crashed. Barely earning $30,000 per year, my savings account was thin, and I worried about losing my job.

It was hard to ignore the media’s predictions of doomsday scenarios and how we needed to protect ourselves. So, when I witnessed a 50% drop in my meager retirement savings account, I panicked.

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