Tag Archives: education

How to Teach a Child to Count: The Ultimate Guide

Counting. Many of us don’t remember learning it, but this skill is something we use daily without realizing it. Counting is the stepping stone to all other math skills, so as a parent, it is naturally on your mind to teach your child early. Early development of counting skills can be a great way to give your child a head …

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Should I Start a 529 (College Savings) Plan for My Child?

As a parent, one of the hot topics in personal finance that you’ll often see discussed is saving for your child’s college education. While some parents prefer to save their child’s college fund in a glass jar or underneath their mattress, there are certainly a lot of better options out there: one of which is a 529 Plan. (Whether or …

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Can You Influence a Baby’s First Words? (and Should You?)

A baby speaking its first word(s) is often viewed as one of the key milestones in its first 9-14 months of existence. Which means, as a parent, you’ve spent nearly a year being babbled at. It’s cute and all, but you’re dying for some real conversation with your infant child. The babbling has taken a toll on your vocabulary as …

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Why You Shouldn’t Save for College (…or should you?)

Most expenses that we incur for our children are absolutely necessary. Food? Check. Clothes? Check. Housing? Check. Diapers? Debatable… Okay, fine, they’re necessary too. But there’s one thing you’ll find on many parents’ lists that isn’t quite as critical: saving for a college education. Conventional parenting advice would tell you that saving for a college education is a prudent decision that you’d …

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