If you're anything like me, you might not know the cost of raising a child. Following are the types of expenses generally required when raising a toddler age 2-4. Included are average daycare costs, toys for toddlers, medical expenses, food, and clothing costs. I've even broken it down so you know the cost of raising a child per year.
Showing someone else how to manage money may be easy when that someone is your teenager. If you're trying to help another member of your family who's asking you for money, giving them money management tips is probably not going to be as easy. Here are some things you can do when dealing with a loved one who cannot or will not manage their money.
No matter where you ultimately decide to sell your gold for cash, check here first for today's gold prices. That way, you know how much your gold pieces are REALLY worth. You will also want to have some idea of the overall weight of your gold, as well as how many pieces are 14k or 18k (which is most common in gold jewelry) and how many are 24k (the purest form of gold). The higher the karat, the more your gold is worth.
When, How, And Why To Refinance Your Mortgage (Plus How Much It Costs, What You Need To Qualify, And How Long It Takes!)
Refinancing my mortgage recently was definitely the right move for me, but it may not be for you! In this article, you will find out: 1) Is it a good time to refinance your home now -- see when it makes sense and when it doesn’t. 2) How to refinance your home -- details about each of the steps to refinance a home. 3) How much it costs to refinance a home mortgage -- and how to lower those costs. 4) What is required to qualify for a home refinance. 5) How long it takes to do a home refinance these days.
These are actual tax deductions, as quoted by people 'in the know' who share their advice about tax write-offs, as they relate to dogs. (Including dog foster parents, dog breeders, guard dog owners, Instagram influencers, and more!) Most of us cannot deduct our dogs or any expenses associated with them on our IRS tax returns. But that doesn’t stop people from trying! Lots of funny dog write-off stories here, too.
Trying to between a Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA as a means of saving money for retirement? Here's a list of the differences between Roth vs Traditional IRA, plus reasons to choose one over the other.
What Is A 2-10 Home Warranty… And Is It Worth The Cost? Here’s My Experience With A 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
I bought a 2-10 home warranty when I bought my first (used) home... in addition to regular homeowners insurance. I definitely think a 2-10 home buyers warranty is worth the money! See how I've used it so far, and how much it costs.
Reverse Mortgage In Retirement: Some Tips Before You Use A Reverse Mortgage To Supplement Your Retirement Income
Here's how to use SOME of the equity in your home to help supplement your retirement income. See how reverse mortgage works, how a reverse mortgage gets repaid, and how much home equity you'll retain.
First-Time Homebuyers: 13 Steps To Buying A House For The First Time + 7 Valuable Lessons I Learned About Buying Your First House
Buying your first house is challenging, yet rewarding and well worth the effort! I just bought my very first house, and I've got some helpful tips for first time homebuyers. Here are the steps to buying a house for the first time, plus some valuable lessons that I learned firsthand.
How To Get College Credit By Taking A CLEP Test (CLEP Exams Saved Me Hundreds Of Dollars & Months Of Time In College!)
Taking a CLEP test saved me a lot of time and money on a college degree. Here's how CLEP exams work, the biggest pros & cons of taking CLEP tests, and what you need to know before you take a CLEP test for college credits.