family finances

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    Deducting Angel Trees and other holiday gifts

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    At this time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the holiday gift-buying frenzy. But one of the greatest joys of the season is...
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    The biggest financial issues families face

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    All of us, at some point or another, are going to face a financial dilemma in our lives. Here are the top financial issues families...
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    The ins and outs of paying your caregiver

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    Did you know families that hire a nanny, senior caregiver or other domestic employee to work in their home have to follow payroll,...
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    The Money talk defined: Reasons to have it today

    Marriage is a partnership in every sense of the word. It's about love, loyalty, security and, yes, finances. For all married couples...
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    Summer jobs for kids and taxes

    When the heat is on, so is the pressure for kids to find jobs for the summer. Earning extra cash for the summer runs the gamut from...
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    How to effectively teach young kids about money

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    Schools rarely find the time to teach younger children to save money and the value of sound personal finance. As a parent, that...
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    5 Estate planning documents all parents should have in place

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    When you're a parent, you can't imagine a time when you won't be around for your children. The reality is, however, that there is a...
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    Is your maternity health insurance coverage adequate?

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    Before you get pregnant, you will want to look into what your insurance benefits are — otherwise you may be in for a huge shock when...
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    The perfect graduation gift: A personal exemption

    With graduation day just around the corner, parents across the country are struggling to find the perfect gift. Might I suggest a...
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    Kids and credit cards: How soon is too soon?

    It’s a simple fact: Parents do not like talking to their kids about money. In fact, over 60 percent of parents surveyed said they...
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    Dos and don’ts of planning the future of a child with special needs

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    Preparing for your child’s future can be overwhelming. A financial expert shares the most common mistakes — and best practices — to...
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    Kids, financial aid and FAFSA

    College is expensive. As reported by CNN , the average cost of attending an in-state public college for the 2012-13 academic year...
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    Student loan interest: How parents can pay and give their child the deduction

    Paying for college can be expensive. According to American Student Assistance, close to 60 percent of the nearly 20 million...
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    What to deduct when you're expecting

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    Having a baby can be expensive. Fortunately, taxpayers can catch a few breaks under the Tax Code to make it a little more bearable.
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    Spring cleaning and charitable deductions

    It’s that time of year again — spring cleaning! Throw open your windows, shake off the cobwebs and let in some fresh air. Along with...
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    Last-minute tax season tips for families

    Tax Day (April 15) is right around the corner. Even if you haven't started preparing your taxes yet, don't stress out. You still...
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    Should your child be the beneficiary of your life insurance policy?

    We all want to protect our families. It’s part of being a parent, this desire to take care of our kids for as long as we possibly...
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    Best uses for your tax refund

    In 2012, the Internal Revenue Service issued refunds to 110,471,000 taxpayers. The average taxpayer refund was a whopping $2,803 ....
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    The kiddie tax: Does your child have to file?

    When April 15 rolls around, most of us understand that we need to file a federal income tax return. But what about when our kids...
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    Signing up for summer camp: Is it deductible?

    The first time I tried to sign my kids up for summer camp, I was surprised to learn that most of the camps that I was interested in...