Friday, September 27, 2019

Tips for Parents of Children with Food Allergies

Are you the parent of a child who suffers with food allergies?  If you are, you may be looking for some helpful tips to cope with your child’s medical condition. 

One of the first things that you will want to do is talk to your child about their food allergy.  This is most important to do with preschoolers and young elementary school aged children.  It is common for this age group to switch snacks or share snacks with their friends or classmates, but it isn’t always safe to do so.  The younger that you have this conversation with your child, the better it will be.  For small children, be sure to discus your child’s food allergy with them more than once.  For older children and teenagers, teach them how they can read food labels themselves.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Out-of-the-Box Tips on Saving Money

It's kind of hip these days to portray young adults in the movies as fashionably irresponsible. They can't keep a house together, and they certainly can't hang onto any money to live a reasonably responsible life. But according to a popular survey by America saves, that only describes half of all young adults. The other half, of adults under 34, are so responsible they actually have life plans mapped out in regular savings working for them. So about half of all young adults in America have trouble holding onto two coins to rub together. If you count yourself among them, here are a few tips on saving money that could save your behind one day.

Putting money away in a savings account in a bank certainly isn't the most rewarding investment path possible. They may pay you less than 1% on money market accounts, but if your regular enough at it, and would save $100 each month, you could actually call about $17,000 your own by the time you hit 40. (And that figure is after you've paid a federal tax rate of 25%, state taxes and lost value to inflation). Here are ways to make that happen.