21 Essential Apps for Parents

In Making News by Mike Prusinski

Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned pro, having kids means your life will never be the same. Lucky for you, there’s a whole slew of apps will help any parent navigate the world of baby care on up through the school years. From medical advice and nursing to tracking precious moments and keeping the family organized, here are the best apps for parents. Scroll down to find out more. Busy Kid BusyKid, the brainchild of a father of …

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Paper Chore Charts

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

It’s 2019, Time to Dump Paper Chore Charts Like it or not, everything is going digital. Even famous board games that at one time appeared to be safe from ever being played in your hand, are now one touch away.  During a family vacation to Florida I was blown away to learn that I all I needed to survive three days at the most fun and overcrowded places on earth was a phone or wristband. …

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Set Your Kids Up To Be Better In 2019

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

It’s a new year and with it comes the chance to start fresh … a clean slate … determined to do something new. Last year roughly 65% of Americans said they planned to make New Years Resolutions, including the ever-popular ones – work out more, eat better, spend more time with family, travel more and save more – spend less. While most resolutions fall apart by the end of January, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t …

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Time To Break The Financial Circle of Dumbness

January is Financial Wellness Month, Great Time To Breakout

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

When it comes to understanding your financial world and how you got here, it’s very easy to blame some people who were supposed to have you better prepared. To name a few, you’ve had teachers, parents, employers, friends, your bank and grandparents who could have stepped up and provided some vital information to make your financial journey much easier. If you’ve ever thought – “I wish I would have known that growing up”, when it …

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3 Things to Teach Your Young Children During Financial Literacy Month

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

While the particulars of family finance practices may vary, one thing remains the same: kids need to learn how to manage money from a young age. And yet amazingly, many teenagers will graduate high school this year with no knowledge about budgeting, loans, credit, taxes, or managing bank accounts. Because of this, the responsibility for teaching money management falls to the parents. And April is Financial Literacy Month, so there’s no better time to start …

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Are Parents Spending Too Much Money on Their Kids?

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

In its annual “Parents, Kids and Money” survey, T. Rowe Price revealed that 66% of the parents questioned giving their kids an allowance and the majority of them (55%) refused to do so without the kids earning it. The annual survey paints a very accurate picture of how parents spend their money and what guidance they give their kids in regards to earning, saving, sharing, spending and investing whatever money they (the kids) get their …

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Don’t Wait For Schools, Teach Your Kids 7 Things About Money

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

This week is the start of 2018, and sometime within the next 365 days, some very trusted companies will put out some surveys and reports which will demonstrate how much kids (and some adults) don’t understand about the one thing everyone uses every day – MONEY. Back in the day when I went to school (during the 70’s), I remember spending at least half a year learning about finance and world economics. There was even …

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Buying Kids A Cell Phone For Christmas? Maybe It’s Time They Earned It

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

Cell phones … love or hate them, they’re not going away. My family has just four of them, but each is the latest version with the coolest features. And with these new phones I also got a larger bill, less conversations with my kids (and wife) and service that seems to be worse than I had before. Still, when I talk to friends or hear cell phone stories from other parents, it’s clear my problems …

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Even Santa Has His Chore List for Nice Kids

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

Kids are hard at work writing letters and making lists of the toys and games they hope to receive for Christmas. And Santa, with the help of his elves, is watching to keep track of what kids are acting naughty and who is being nice. To help remind kids of how they can help out around the holidays, Santa has shared with BusyKid a list of chores he is asking kids to help out with …

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Debt’s Not Going Away, So How Should We Prepare Our Kids To Deal With It?

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

Do you feel like you’re always falling behind, especially when it comes to debt? If so, don’t feel alone. According to the Federal Reserve, the average American household carries $137,063 in debt when you take into account mortgage, credit cards, student loans and auto loans. With the U.S. Census Bureau reporting that the median household income was just $59,039 last year, it’s easy to see that many Americans could be living beyond their means, including …