5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Kids

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I’ve always been a Christmas kid. I couldn’t wait for the tree to go up (“And why not in October?,” I’d ask Dad with indignation), the boxes of decorations to come off the closet shelf (let me at that tinsel!) and for Mom to bake her reindeer-shaped sugar cookies that we’d ice, then eat as fast as we could. Memories like these last a lifetime so this Christmas, take a break from the hustle and bustle. Whether you’re a parent, aunt, uncle or family friend, grab the kids in your life and make some happy moments. Need ideas? Here are five!  Continue reading

4 Ways to Spend Wisely on Holiday Gifts

Serge Bertasius Photography, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Serge Bertasius Photography, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“So many pretties. So many sales. So easy to come home broke.” Alas, this can happen to the best of us the minute we start the post-Thanksgiving mall crawl. Aspire to break the cycle and come through this holiday season without giving your checking account CPR? Then it’s time to get strategic with a little help from friends. Continue reading

Drumroll Please…Our 2014 Star Savers Scholarship Winners

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All across Texas, students (and their parents) are prepping for the big move from home to dorm. Whether your little scholar will be a stone’s throw away or crossing state lines, if you’re like most parents, or an aunt like me, you’re probably wondering as you help them pack…is college really worth it any more? Continue reading

Get Real! Teaching Kids About Money at the 2014 Reality Fair

Cliff uses Monopoly money to show Theo how fast funds go in the real world. TBS.com

Cliff uses Monopoly money to show Theo how fast funds go in the real world. TVLand.com

Growing up, the Cosby show was one of my favorites. I loved how Cliff and Claire Huxtable used humor as a teaching tool with their kids (and me!). Who can forget the funny, yet thought-provoking, “Real World Apartment Building” episode Continue reading