Real World Financial Advice for Families.

Welcome to the DoughMain blog.  Here you’ll find practical advice for talking to your kids about money and staying organized and connected as a family.



Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility | Friday, November 9th, 2018

Do you and your money care about the same things?

As the old adage goes “Actions speak louder than words.” On the topic in question, it is fair to say spending is an action that implies values. Which explains why the nature of finances can be so personal, and challenge us to ask the question, what do we value? Is it: Family? Friends? Health? Happiness?… View Article

Family Fun, Parenting | Friday, September 7th, 2018

Keep Your Kids Safe Online: Teach Them the Right Habits Early On

There’s no way to prevent online dangers, threats, and nuisances. As a parent, the best you can do is teach your child how to avoid those dangers and stay safe while they’re online. While you can utilize safety controls and features to block them from visiting specific sites, at some point, your kids are going… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Parenting | Friday, August 31st, 2018

How Pets Can Teach Kids Financial Lessons

Pets can teach our children a number of important life lessons, including how to love and care for someone who is dependent on our care, patience and a good sense of responsibility. As it turns out, our four-legged friends can also help teach our children some pretty important lessons about money. While financial concepts can… View Article

Family Organization, Parenting | Thursday, August 16th, 2018

4 Ways to Teach Your Kids Solid Safety Habits Around the House

As a parent, it goes without saying that you want your kiddos to be safe and secure at all times. While the onus of this responsibility has probably fallen on you over the years — things like checking to be sure the doors are locked at night, installing security camera systems and more — now… View Article

Family Organization, Parenting | Monday, July 23rd, 2018

3 Ways to Improve your Family Dynamic

Is your family is so busy? Is it hard not to feel like ships passing in the night? Between work, grocery runs, soccer practice, the gym, voice lessons, violin instruction, swim team and finals, you and your family are overscheduled and exhausted. The nonstop activity can make it tricky to find time to reconnect together…. View Article

Financial Responsibility, Money Saving Tips, Planning & Money Management | Thursday, March 15th, 2018

7 Ways to Get Your Savings on Track — No Apps Required

We all want to save more money. The question is, how? With so much new technology out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Plus, maybe you don’t feel comfortable sharing personal bank details with tons of different websites and apps. Forget the latest tech — these seven methods will help you get your savings on… View Article

Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management, Saving & Investing | Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Is It Always Best to Pay Off Credit Cards Before Saving for Retirement?

Conventional wisdom says you should pay off your credit cards before saving for retirement. While it’s generally true you should pay off high-interest credit card debt as quickly as possible, there are a few situations where retirement savings should come first. Let’s look at the benefits of each approach. Benefits of Paying Off Credit Cards… View Article

Money Saving Tips | Monday, February 26th, 2018

Home, green home: 10 Awesome Energy (and Money) Saving Tips for 2018

In this day and age, we cannot stress enough the importance of the efficient energy use. From using energy saving light bulbs to opting for a solar energy use, we see various innovations that will help our home become eco-friendly yet functional. However, saving the energy is just a bonus. Other perks of making your… View Article

Parenting | Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Simple Ways Your Family can Save on Dental Care

As the cost of dental care rises, families need to reevaluate their dental care approach. Having a healthy oral routine is not only good for your family’s health, but it is also a great way to stay within your budget. With the right plan, you will steer clear of emergencies and unexpected medical expenses. Below… View Article

Family Fun, Family Organization | Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Tips & Tricks to Get Your Tots to Sleep Better (and You Too!)

As a parent, you understand the importance of great sleep for you and your kiddos. But as you probably know all too well, when your children are not sleeping well, neither are you — which leaves you all looking and acting like zombies. Fortunately, if your toddlers or tweens are having a hard time settling… View Article



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