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Here Comes the Bride in Grow Daddy-O!

I knew the day would come—some palooka’s in love with my little girl. OK, so maybe I have absolutely nothing to worry about. After all, he’s four and she’s three. Just the same, their pre-school teacher informed me of his infatuation with her and now I’m reminded of something I’ve conveniently tucked away since my daughter’s birth. One day, my little girl’s going to grow up, fall in love and get herself hitched. That freaks me out. Not the part about her growing up and falling in love (although I’m sure that ain’t gonna be a picnic). No, I’m thinking about paying for a wedding. I mean, c’mon, the average…[more]

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Saving Without Blinking in Grow Daddy-O!

You’re riding high in April Shot down in May But I know I’m gonna change that tune When I’m back on top, back on top in June That’s Life, by Frank Sinatra Many investors took a bath over the past few years, so I don’t blame you if you’re a little gun shy about investing money. And with the economy still kicking people in the rear, saving for the future may be taking a back seat to worrying about immediate needs. But a little post-recession jitters ain’t a reason to stop thinking ‘bout the future. Like Frankie said, “I pick myself up and get back in the race.” Now’s the…[more]

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Allowance & Your Child in Smarty Pants

If you’re like most adults, saving money, investing and interest rates probably weren’t popular topics around the dinner table when you were growing up. As a result, many young people get thrown to the wolves when it comes to taking their first steps toward managing their finances. Without some type of financial education, many Americans learn by making mistakes. Why an allowance? In the “old days”, an allowance was used as a reward (for good grades) or as a tool (mow the lawn and earn some green). But these days, giving a child an allowance is an important learning tool that can lead to a healthy financial future. Some good…[more]