Teens Guide to Having Fun on a Budget this Summer

Teens Guide to Having Fun on a Budget this Summer

One of the best days of school is the very last day. If you’re like most teenagers, you’ve got the summer off and are looking for inexpensive ways to have some fun with your friends without draining your bank account. If you’re low on funds this summer, don’t worry, you can still enjoy yourself! Check [...]

Get Back to Basics with Organic Gardening

Get Back to Basics with Organic Gardening

My grandparents were school principals who owned a mango farm. My mom loved to grow roses and a variety of vegetables in the garden back in her Plainville days. Then, there’s me: the amateur brownish green thumb that had a lot of hits and misses during the past 4 years. Together with my hard-working husband, [...]

Urban Economic Legends

Urban Economic Legends

I really like the “Mythbusters”  TV show, perhaps because the 13-year-old still lurking inside me loves seeing watermelons explode in the interest of science. Anyway, here are several of my favorite urban economic legends, some of which contain a grain of truth. ANY CHARACTER HERE The Social Security Annual COLA Excludes Food and Energy Completely [...]

Uncomfortable Conversations with Your Parents – Let’s Talk About…Money

Uncomfortable Conversations with Your Parents – Let’s Talk About…Money

I don’t know about you, but my teenage years were full of uncomfortable conversations with my parents. Time inevitably adds perspective to these conversations. It is easy to look back and see the value, but I distinctly remember finding these conversations tedious and awkward. I would have rather mowed the lawn any day than have [...]

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