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Parental Warning: Kids Cost A Fortune

Kids are costing you a fortune. You would be amazed how much having a child actually drains your bank account. Bear in mind we’re talking about one kid here. If you have the nuclear family or more than three things can get even more expensive. Now, you do get tax deductions when you have children, but that doesn’t cover the costs completely. As well as this, many parents are single, and with only one income this can make paying for kids even more difficult.

That’s why you need to make sure that you can handle the cost of having kids without your finances taking a hit. There are a few ways to do this.

Look For A Side Hustle

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Unique Birthday Celebrations For Your Little One

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Any parent will be able to tell you the standard routine when it comes to attending kids’ birthday parties. After all, we’ve been to too many to count, as kids tend to have a much larger friendship groups than adults do and chances are that you’ll be attending classmates’ celebrations throughout the entire year. So, here’s the drill: the parents rent a hall, around half an hour is spent keeping an eye on kids running around excitedly as guests filter in, an hour of party games with around a half hour interval for food, then everyone sings “Happy Birthday”, the cake is cut, party bags are handed out, and everyone goes on their merry way. This is pleasant. The kids enjoy themselves, and everyone (hopefully) goes home contented and worn out, ready for bed. But if you’re planning on something extra special, you may want to break away from this mold a little. Here are a few unique birthday party ideas for your kids! Read the rest of this entry »

Money Matters So Teach Your Kids About Their Finances

At the moment, their finances might be your finances. There is nothing wrong with that because it takes a while to become financially independent. However, what is a mistake is to believe that they don’t need to learn about money. Just because they rely on your for pocket change doesn’t mean they are financially savvy. And, when they grow up, their lack of knowledge will come back to bite them on the ass. So, educating the children on the topic is important, but what lessons should you teach? The following is an excellent place to start.

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