Deals and freebies include Dora's birthday party, 2-for-1 movie tickets, yet more free smoothies and 39-cent tacos.
A new website offers special account services to the wealthy. Example: An alarm to parents if children spend family fortunes too quickly.
Back-to-school budgeting is a good place to start the lessons. You're prepared to buy notebooks and your kid expects an e-reader.
My 4-year-old is saving for charity and has already made a contribution to his college fund.
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Some states will exempt school supplies, clothes and other items from tax. Make sure you're getting the best deal.
A new school year is a good time to give your kids an allowance and make them responsible for some of their expenses.
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