According to a Financial Security Index survey conducted by Bankrate recently, only one in five working Americans are actively saving money from their paychecks each month. This low rate has not changed significantly in the past four years. That same study found that American parents were among those who didContinue Reading

Every parent worries when their child is suffering from what may be the flu. They become fractious and, let’s face it, messy. But recent reports from pediatricians around the country indicate that a lot of worried parents take their child to the ER when a simple visit to the doctorContinue Reading

How much parental leave time should employees be allowed before their job is in jeopardy? If you’re employed full-time by the federal government, you automatically will get a dozen weeks, starting next year, as the new National Defense Authorization Act goes into effect — it was a handy place toContinue Reading

Family traditions become very important at this time of year. Handing down stories of ancestors brings families closer together, and helps children know they are part of something bigger than themselves. Many lessons can be learned from family heritage and heirlooms — but one family in Michigan has maybe notContinue Reading