Twelve financial blogs are collaborating on a project they call "12 Things Every Teenager Needs to Know About Money (And How to Teach Them)." Sure, teenagers and college kids root around on the Internet all the time, but‚ how often are they Tweeting and how often are they seeking monetary advice?
This recession has witnessed the return of the piggy bank, the money-filled shoebox, the savings account. With employment dipping and credit tightening, people are not terribly keen to spend terribly much. So how are retailers going to wrestle away money from the hoarding hordes?
April is a confusing time for Chicagoans:‚ One day I am wearing flip-flops, the next day I can't walk three feet without needing gloves. So in the spirit of can't-make-up-its-mind weather, I am sharing a recipe that's equally confused.
It's one thing to blow a few paychecks on a sightseeing trip to Europe with your family. It's quite another to spend $2,000 on a trip to Antarctica if you're going to fight climate change. At least, that's what the down-and-out travel industry wants you to think.
When it comes to making money-conscious decisions for your kids, the picture might not always be black and white: Should I start saving for college now? How can I plan for their future when mine is so unsure? What do I tell them about the recession?
When I forget about those bananas sitting at the bottom of my fruit bowl, there's only one thing to do: make banana bread. I like mine warm, with a glass of milk, and perhaps a smear of butter for good measure.