Ever wonder how you can really use social media to effectively increase the bottom line of your small business? Watch the most recent episode of Good Money to find out how!
Surveys say, though some people may disagree, that people who are married are more likely to be happy than people who are not married. The average cost of a wedding in the US is currently $25,000 and if you’re considering kids, you’ll hate to see the overall cost of raising one without even considering a college education. For all of you thinking about tying the knot, lets put emotions to the side for a moment and give marriage a financial breakdown for once. Your heart may never lie, but neither does your bank statement.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2010, 7% or “8.6 million households had at least one member age 12 or older who experienced one or more types of identity theft victimization.” But identity theft is not just reserved for tweens and adults. In this age of information, children are increasingly vulnerable to the same kinds of attacks that cripple credit scores and bust bank accounts. Check out this video to learn about five ways you could be exposing your child’s sensitive information to identity theft.
Now, you may never have been to Europe and may not care too much about how the euro is in crisis, but the fact is that many of you are making the same financial mistakes as Greece, but on a personal level. The Greek debt crisis has built up over nearly a decade of overspending, over-borrowing, and tax avoiding. Sound familiar? Check out this video to learn four simple financial lessons from the Greek debt crisis that you can apply to your own finances every day.
Guess what, 86% percent of kids learn how to manage money from their parents. Teach them wrong, and junior will be setting up permanent residence in your basement. The important thing is to ensure that you’re helping them develop good financial habits now, so they won’t be looking to return to the nest when you’re in your golden years. Check out the video to learn five bad financial habits you could be teaching your children right now and some tips on how to get them on the right path.