savings for children

Financial Accounts with Free Benefits to Help You Save for Your Child’s Future

Many parents want to build some sort of financial cushion for when their child moves out of the nest and is confronted with the big bills (like textbooks, college tuition, first apartment, down payment on their first home, etc.). Opening up…
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Blogging and Writing Full-Time: One Month Update

One of the most bizarre moments in Downtown Abbey for me was when the baffled Dowager Countess of Grantham—who has never worked a day in her life—asks, “What is a weekend?” For us working folk, the weekend marks the ending of 40+ hours…
behavioral targeting

Stalked by an Internet Ad: How to Opt-Out of Some Behavioral Targeting

What is Behavioral Targeting? What does it look like on the internet, and how can you opt out of it? I’m being stalked by a 6-foot suede bean bag chair. It all started when I visited my friend Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. She…