What Should You Give the Other Mothers in Your Life?

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , |

This year Mother’s Day spending will reach an estimated $23.6 billion. Although the strength of the economy is a key driver of this spending, another factor includes people buying gifts for all of the other mothers in their lives — not just their own mother.

It’s Best to Give And Receive At the Same Time

By |February 20th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

They say it is better to give than to receive. What about when you can do both at the same time? That's what I did last weekend when I was in St. Louis taking care of my mom after her surgery. While I spent most of the weekend taking care of my mom, I did have some time to go

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Stop Buying Stupid Toys and Open a 529

By |December 29th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

A few minutes ago I sat down with my five (almost six!) year-old niece. I explained to her that instead of getting her a toy or clothes for Christmas, I put money into an account that she can use for college. I'm referring to her 529 account. A 529 account is just tax deferred savings account for educational expenses. You