Family Finances

Everything about money: from budgeting to controlling expenses of the household. From teaching your children about money and more.

Securing Your Family’s Financial Well Being

You won't see this in the MSM (main stream media). If you read the news today, we are STILL in the best of the economy. The best proof is the Dow Jones has reached 16,000 points. Thanks to the … [Read more...]

How to turn boring money lessons into a lively one

When you tell this magnificent advice "Save for a rainy day" to Gen Y and they will look at you like you are a three-headed alien from space. They don't understand why you want to save while money … [Read more...]

Unhealthy trend among wealthy parents

Here's a report I read recently: There's a 20% increase in the spending on luxury items for children among Chinese parents this year compared to the last. They spend more than 3,000 yuan (USD $471) … [Read more...]

Stay away from Gluepon

Yes you heard me right, stay away from discount sites such as Groupon. I have received many invitations to join *Gluepon* but I don't bother. From now on I will use the name Gluepon (because it … [Read more...]

Why frugality is meaningless

It seems like it's a highly popular topic. A quick check reveals that there are many websites on frugality. Not only that, almost all financial gurus ask you to be frugal. I am not against … [Read more...]

Want to have a baby? Make financial plans for the big day

This is a guest post from Laura Cecil. My dad used to quip that “Babies are like used cars – easy to get but expensive to maintain.” Having three children myself now, I can see the truth to his … [Read more...]

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

After I first started working (God knows how long ago), a friend approached me and helped me get a credit card through her brother-in-law who was a credit card consultant. I tried to apply for one … [Read more...]

6 Money Lessons for My College-Aged Daughter

My daughter Chloe is starting out in college in the fall, and with her newfound independence will come the newfound responsibilities of dealing with money. Like many young people, she hates … [Read more...]

Taming Consumerism in Young Children

It's true. Every child is unique. My elder daughter J has learned the lesson quite well but my son K can't seem even to get the message. With exposure from TV and the Internet, children are … [Read more...]

What Lessons To Teach Your Child About Money?

As families continue to adjust to an economy that is very different from just a few years ago, parents are realizing how important money lessons are to the future of their children. It is true that … [Read more...]