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Teach money management before kids go to college       

Give teens financial tools they need Too many teens get their first shot at managing money after they’re out of high school. By that time, they’re already hooked on fads, fashions and fast food. Some college-bound seniors apply for extravagant amounts of financial aid just to cover optional expenses, such as cars, clothes, concerts, electronic […]

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Teach Tots How to Manage Money

Preschool, elementary ages not too early Teach tots how to manage money There’s a meltdown in a toy store somewhere at least a dozen times a day. “I want the big box!” demands the frustrated four-year-old. “You don’t have enough money for that one,” beseeches his battle-worn    mother for the third time. She holds out […]

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Health Savings Accounts: Good Medicine for Some Individuals

  Like an apple a day that keeps the doctor away, IRS-approved health savings plans help people avoid bankruptcy caused by catastrophic illnesses. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides a couple of ways for people to save for future medical expenses before paying taxes on their earnings. One popular choice: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). […]

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