The Financial Questions to Ask Before Moving in Together

The Financial Questions to Ask Before Moving in Together

You’re in love, and you’ve both made the choice: It’s time to move in together. Congratulations! Before you move in with your significant other, however, there are some very important financial questions you have to ask each other. Tackling money issues head-on and before you combine your household and your finances will reap huge benefits […]

Buying a Foreclosure: 5 Things to Know

Buying a Foreclosure: 5 Things to Know

Buying a property out of foreclosure can be a very smart move, financially. But it can also be complicated, expensive, and stressful. Here are 5 things to keep in mind before you take a first step in that direction: Cash or Preapproval Required Buying a house that has been returned to the lender through foreclosure […]

When Parents Turn Children Into Weapons, Everybody Loses

When Parents Turn Children Into Weapons, Everybody Loses

By Jennifer Harman, The Conversation Domestic abuse can involve one parent using a child as a weapon against the other parent, which harms the child in immense ways. My research has identified how these dynamics play out and examines the damage. There are approximately 5.7 million cases of domestic abuse in the U.S. each year, […]

Warning Signs for Young Children

Warning Signs for Young Children

By Rainn Every 9 minutes, government authorities respond to another report of child sexual abuse.1 Child sexual abuse can include sexual contact with a child, but it may also include other actions, like exposing oneself, sharing obscene images, or taking inappropriate photos or videos of a child. These crimes can have a serious impact on the life […]

I’ll Take It! You Found a House

I’ll Take It! You Found a House

You’ve found a house you want to make your home. Whether it’s been weeks or months of looking, this is an exciting step. Before you fall in love with it, make sure you’ve kicked the tires, so to speak. Turn on water faucets, flush toilets, check fireplaces and stoves, look closely at walls, ceilings and […]

The Four C’s of Every Happy Marriage

The Four C’s of Every Happy Marriage

By Mary Campbell No one ever said that marriage was easy. However, some couples make it seem exactly that, while others are left scratching their heads, wondering what their union lacks. Fortunately, the secrets of a happy marriage can be summed up in four simple words that struggling couples can work on to get their […]

Health Insurance Coverage for Kids Through Medicaid and CHIP Helps Their Moms too

Health Insurance Coverage for Kids Through Medicaid and CHIP Helps Their Moms too

By Sebastian Tello-Trillo, The Conversation The big idea When children get health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, their families benefit too. That’s what I found through recent research conducted with two fellow health economists, Daniel S. Grossman and Barton Willage. And it was particularly true for their mothers, […]

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

By David M. Houston, The Conversation When parents look for information to help them choose a good elementary or secondary school for their child, they often turn to a variety of sources online. For instance, they may check out state government websites that provide “report cards” on local schools. Examples include Virginia’s School Quality Profiles […]