Taking cookie sales online is a big step for the Girl Scouts. But Internet sales have raised concerns from many parents and privacy experts about potentially exposing teens and younger children to the dark sides of the Web.
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November proposed sweeping and long-overdue rules that would bolster cardholder rights, clarify insurance protection, and provide more disclosure of fees and other account information.
About 42 million people have college loans — with the average amount owed hovering around $28,400. The editors of Edvisors.com, a college planning and financial aid website, recently released a report that lists 13 common mistakes to avoid in repaying college loans.
Apple Pay is among a new wave of instant purchase services and applications on smartphones that are coming fast and furious. While the technology provides an even easier way to make purchases, there is a flip side to consider. The lines of defense that guard against instant gratification are getting thinner and thinner.
“The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth and More” by Kara McGuire (Capstone Young Readers) and “O.M.G. Official Money Guide for Teenagers” by Susan Beacham and husband Michael Beacham (Money Savvy Generation) are packed with user-friendly information that make dollars and cents understandable for younger readers.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year.
If you’re worried about how you’re going to pay for college, consider expanding your scholarship application list to the unusual, offbeat and sometimes downright weird competitions that also pay thousands of dollars.
There are no minimum balance requirements or onerous fees for overdrafts on the GoBank account. But the product comes with one significant string attached that could make it a stumbling block for many younger consumers.
All those dollar signs surrounding this Chinese Internet titan, along with its imaginative name, have piqued the interest of many kids. Parents shouldn’t bet the college fund, but there are several ways to own a piece of Alibaba and turn the investment into a learning experience for your new investor.
Passbook savings accounts are the centerpiece of a pilot program being launched this fall by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is hoping to promote financial education and encourage children to save money.
A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.
Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college application deadlines just months away, this is prime time for thieves to make their pitches to a fresh batch of targets.
While many families start planning early for how they’ll pay for the college years, there’s not a lot of conversation about covering the costs associated with the early school years, particularly among parents experiencing this for the first time.
Green Works, a Kansas City-based nonprofit, puts teens to work thanks to an innovative internship program that combines environmental education with workplace opportunities for urban high school students.
Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.
Jeff Gawronski founded DormCo.com four years ago with a business model that takes a few pages from Amazon’s playbook. DormCo carries about 4,500 products, including comforters, lamps and other lights, futons, loungers, benches and other seating, and customized products such as lofted beds.