Monthly archive: November 2010

Although giving is important all through the year, we think of it mostly during the holiday season. Following are a few ways to give <a href=>YWCA adopt a family program</a> and <a href=<YWCA Unique Boutique</a>. The adopt a family program had 35 families available for adoption, with seven families still in need of sponsors by [...]

While today is “Black Friday”, one of the biggest shopping days of the years, it’s also important to keep track of your spending. For some it’s more about the thrill of the shopping and spending time with their family or friends as an annual event. In the Forum today, there is an <a href=>article</a> about [...]

One of the most popular topics in today’s world is money and the economy.  I realize some people are in trouble financially because of health problems and other circumstances beyond their control.  But in many others, there are steps that can be taken to be more control of your finances. Many personal finance “experts” got [...]

Check out Sherri Richards’ <a href=>post</a> about the Forum’s upcoming series, fianancial fix-up.  They are accepting applications from interested individuals and families.  Those selected will be assigned a financial counselor from The Village Family Service Center and will record their progress on a blog on area voices.  They will also receive $500 from State Bank [...]

With the holidays coming up it is more important than ever to realize being with your family and people you care about is what this time is really about. The society has become so commercialized that the presents and parties begin to overtake us.

Along with monthly payments, there are other costs to keep in mind when shopping for a car.

Another way to help out this holiday season is to donate to the YWCA Unique Boutique.

It is important to start teaching children about money as early as you can. Some people say as young as 3 years old. One thing to remember is that with other things children watch and learn from what you do. There are easy ways to teach kids about finances without having to spend a lot of extra time and effort.

Through Junior Achievement, business professionals volunteer their time in area classrooms to teach financial lessons to students. Each session is 5 visits to the classroom, with each visit between 30 to 45 minutes. It gives the students a different perspective to hear from someone other than their teacher and parents. It is also different to hear from people actually in certain jobs and professions.

A group of bloggers have come together to form a website, Although giving is important all through the year, it is especially important now during the holidays.