Potential Ways to Decrease Insurance Premiums with a Teen Driver

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Having a new teenage driver in the house is nerve-wracking and very expensive. In addition to the purchase of a car, gas, registration, and inspections, parents need to worry about the new monthly expense of car insurance. While car insurance is necessary, it is very expensive to insure a teen driver. Insurance expenses can easily […]

Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility

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One of the biggest favors that you can do your teenager as a parent is to teach the importance of financial responsibility from an early age. Many young adults graduate college with no savings account, lots of credit card debt, and upwards of $100,000’s in student loans or more. While borrowing money for school may […]

Teens and Family Finances…Much is TMI


The economy is one of, if not the number one, concern of people across our nation. Unemployment figures are staggering and downright scary, college students are graduating without jobs to go to and student loans to repay, the cost of everything from gas to gum is higher than it has ever been (and in many […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Teenagers


It’s that time of year. This year, we tell ourselves, will be the year we lose 20 pounds, quit smoking, or give up or at least cut back on caffeine, and this will be the year when we take back control of our families. You tell yourself resolutely that 2013 will be the year that […]

How Your Teen’s Diet can & does Effect their Moods and Behavior


It’s no secret that food affects our bodies in numerous ways weight, the ability or inability to sleep (caffeine), the various nutrients we get from it, different taste sensations, how our body functions (think diabetes) and even our moods. Think chicken soup, chocolate and mac and cheese – the mere mention of these ‘comfort foods’ […]

How Teenagers Feel about the Christmas Holiday


According to Papa Bear Berenstain, “…Christmas is such a special time that very special, almost magical things can happen….” And according to a report on how teens feel about family and Christmas holiday tradition, your teenagers couldn’t agree more – Darla Noble It’s hard being a kid. The pressures they face from teachers, school counselors, […]

Teens and Money Management: Tips for teaching money management to teenagers


Whether you give small allowances to your child or give credit cards and bank accounts to teens, they should learn money management. Especially Teens and money management by them should be of great concern to parents. Teaching money management to teenagers in particular is very important. If you have a preschool kid, then you don’t […]

What Teens are Saying about the 2012 Presendential Election?


I’m writing this article mere days away from the 2012 United States Presidential campaign. The outcome is not yet known. But what we do know is that today’s teens have listened up and spoken out on the candidates. They have an opinion of who they want to run our country for the next four years. […]