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A Cash Plan for Kids

My sons are asking, again, when they’ll get an allowance. I’m ambivalent. After all, I never got an allowance. My parents taught me the value of money; they just didn’t do it by actually giving me any.    But my kids aren’t going to give up, so I...

A Primer on Cause Marketing

Thinking about how your company can do some good in the world—and boost your bottom line? Sarah Durham, founder and principal of Big Duck, a communications firm that works with nonprofits, shows you how to get started with cause marketing, i.e.,...

Celebrating Nora Ephron

So much has been said already about the immense contributions Nora Ephron made during her not-quite-long-enough life—to film, journalism, even food—that I’d like to put the spotlight on something more personal.   Nora was a chick. And she loved...

A Message of Freedom from DailyWorth

Happy July 4th. Happy Independence Day. Happy freedom day. Happy I started my emergency fund! Bring on the "emergencies" because I can handle anything day. Happy liberty to work, mother, work-mother, not-be-a-mother, mother-not-work day. Happy go...

For Richer or Poorer

No matter how much you beg, plead, or (admit it) scream, your mate just doesn’t seem to get it: without a financial plan—preferably your plan—you’re headed for a train wreck. Sound painfully familiar? That’s why we’re about to launch...   The...

Should He Be as Worried as I Am?

I worry about money. A lot. And even when I’m not worrying, I’m probably still thinking about it.  My boyfriend, on the other hand, does not worry nearly as much as I do. If I’m in a twist about finances, his typical response is, “Don’t worry,...

Coping with Teacher Gift Guilt

Last year Amanda and I fretted over Camp Gap—the stressful break between school and camp. Today it’s the end-of-year teacher gift debacle.   Amanda contributed cash to her preschool kids’ class gifts—but then saw other parents showing up with...

Should You Give Your Grad an Allowance?

Put yourself in the recent grad’s ballet flats: You’re 22, living with your parents after four years of freedom, stuck watching golf with Dad and trying to sneak in quietly at 2 A.M. after a night out. It's like high school all over again, but...

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