Should you give your kids an allowance? How much is too much? We asked an expert to give parents advice.
The time for planning a realistic family budget in the starts NOW. Get these valuable tips from a financial expert.
If your parents are entering their golden or twilight years, now may be the time to help them plan for the future. But it’s hard to juggle caring for kids AND elderly parents – we asked an expert for tips.
The Equifax breach is estimated to have affected approximately 143 million American consumers. How can you protect your family from the repercussions?
We asked a local expert from Progress Bank your questions about financial advice for graduates. These tips could really help out your college-bound kid!
We asked a local expert from Progress Bank your questions about buying a home for your growing family and FAQ about mortgage rates. Adulting is hard, yo.
Experts answered questions local parents had about how to set up a will, determine a guardian, or otherwise prepare for the kinds of things no mom or dad wants to think about… but should if they are researching how to set up a basic estate plan.
Your credit score affects everything from buying a home, upgrading to a new minivan for your growing family, or even new employment opportunities. We asked local experts at Progress Bank for their tips on improving that score.
It’s time to dust off those good intentions and get down to the task at hand. It’s time to plan for your today and tomorrow, and we’ve consulted with local experts to help you do just that! This advice can help you start the journey of family financial planning.
Researching the cost of raising a child can be enough to make any would-be parent’s head spin, but we went straight to the source and asked an expert about how to budget for baby.
With school less than a week away it’s time to start shopping for clothing and supplies. Unfortunately, tax-free weekend in Alabama is the weekend AFTER school starts. Here are a few ways you can save NOW!
How soon can you refinance a home? Is now a good time? How do families build their credit to refinance? We asked local experts YOUR questions about one of your most important assets – your home.
We took our reader’s questions to a local expert who gave advice on everything from saving for your kid’s college, to building credit and funding your IRA.
Well, it’s official. I’m in love. Now, I’m not usually one to speak so publicly and freely about my heart’s desire, but since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I figured, “What the heck?” Before I go any further, though, I have to confess that the love of my life right now is a […]
Most of you know me as the travel guru here at Rocket City Mom, but in addition to spending money on travel the second largest expenditure for our family is food! I love to cook and enjoy eating, however, my goal is to feed my family healthy and nutritious meals without breaking the bank. I […]
As the school year gets closer, the pinch on your wallet can increase. New school supplies, clothes and shoes can stretch any budget and with so many here in the Tennessee Valley feeling the extra pinch of the government furlough any and all ways to save money are appreciated. So we asked Jennifer Bader from […]
As long as I can remember I’ve been doing chores to earn an allowance. When I turned 14, however, things changed. I still had to do my chores, but I got a substantial increase in pay. My parents would pay for my three basic necessities: food, water and shelter. I was not to tell my […]
Did you know that certain months consistently offer the best time of year to purchase specific items? This may seem like a no-brainer. . . I’m betting you’ve figured out by now that school supplies are cheapest in late July and August. (Have you checked your local office supply flier lately? You can’t beat a […]
Last week I stated that if every reader of Rocket City Mom donated $5 worth of school supplies we could make a huge difference. Well, on Monday, I went to Target to test my theory. I didn’t use any coupons and I feel like I walked away with a pretty good load of supplies. I […]
“Kids don’t need stuff. They need two things: experience and education. We spend our money on their education and giving them worldly experiences.”