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4 Ways to Raise Charitable Children

Posted by Byron Ellis on April 27, 2018

We all want our kids to grow up to be compassionate, kind people. We all hope they become selfless adults with giving hearts. But the truth is, as parents, we have more influence on their philanthropic tendencies than we may think. Don’t be the “do as I say, not as I do” parent. Display the behavior you want your kids to mirror, especially with your money. What they see and hear from you as children can significantly impact their adult behavior—here are four ways to raise charitable children. Read More

How to Help Your Children Make Good Financial Decisions

Posted by Byron Ellis on April 16, 2018

When you are an adult you realize that money management skills are just as or more important as reading, writing, and math. Unfortunately these basic skills are not taught in schools. That means it is up to us as parents. But where do we start? Here are 5 things you must do to help your children learn to make good financial decisions: Read More

Hidden College Expenses

Posted by Byron Ellis on March 29, 2018

Congratulations, you did it! You have successfully raised a college-bound child. I’m sure you’ve been doing quite a bit of math lately, calculating what tuition will cost when you factor in scholarships, savings, etc. You’ve made a list, you’ve checked it what seems like a million times… but what are you forgetting? As the parent of a college student, I’m here to tell you about a few costs you might have overlooked. Read More

Traps to Avoid When Buying a Car

Posted by Byron Ellis on March 16, 2018

We all love buying cars…right? That pressure of seeing a sales associate walking toward us as we eye the car of our dreams is fun, right? Maybe not. Buying a car seems simple at a glance; you walk onto a lot, ask a salesperson to show you around, and either decide on the car you want or you move on to the next dealership and keep looking. Sadly the actual car buying process is never this straightforward or this simple. Fortunately if you know the traps to avoid when buying a car it’s quite possible for you to avoid them. Read More

Improve Your Living Space Now

Posted by Byron Ellis on January 19, 2018

Why is it that when you make the decision to sell your home you end up spending all kinds of money sprucing it up? After the “makeover” you wonder why you didn’t do it years ago so you could enjoy it for yourself. If you own a home you need to face the fact that money needs to be spent to keep things up to date and enjoyable. But not all money spent on homes is money you will recoup so you need to be careful how you spend. Read More