Back-to-School Financial Checklist

8.16.17

Any parent knows that back-to-school time equals shopping, which can quickly add up. How is it that your kids always seem to require brand-new everything each year?

According to Deloitte, parents spend $488 for clothing, accessories, school supplies, computers and other electronics for their children1. This year, face back-to-school shopping with a plan. Coming up with a strategy that meets both your children’s needs as well as your financial responsibilities will help you minimize your costs. Continue reading

8 Back-to-School Lunch Tips for Parents

8.2.17

As summer winds down, millions of children nationwide are gearing up to head back to school. As parents, it is important to stay involved in your child’s nutrition. But with busy schedules, the easiest choice is not always the healthiest choice. Eating a nutritious lunch is key to forming healthy habits and maintaining energy levels. Developing good eating habits lessens risk of childhood obesity—a rising epidemic in America. Check out these tips as you prepare for back-to-school. Continue reading

Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

7.19.17

From the moment you find out you are expecting you are tossed into a frenzy of how to tell family and friends, nesting by prepping the nursery and making dozens of trips to baby store to make sure you are well-equipped for your baby’s arrival. It is also important to stay on top of you and your baby’s health as they are growing and developing. The more you know, the healthier you both can be. Here are some steps to help: Continue reading

Financially Prepare for Baby

7.12.17

From researching top-of-the-line car seats and cribs to decorating a nursery, there is a lot to do when you are expecting. One of the most important items to add to your to-do list when preparing for your new bundle of joy is thinking about your finances. Continue reading