Tag Archive: Jason Alderman

May 22

Prepare your kids for summer job expenses

By Jason Alderman High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/prepare-your-kids-for-summer-job-expenses/

May 15

Avoid rude rental car surprises

By Jason Alderman I’m usually a pretty savvy traveler, but a recent car rental mishap reminded me that even when you take every precaution, things still can go awry. While planning a family vacation to Panama, I searched online for rental cars. One lower-cost rental car agency I’d never used before offered a significantly lower …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/avoid-rude-rental-car-surprises/

May 01

How to avoid being a bad roommate

By Jason Alderman For many people, having roommates is a natural transition between leaving their parent’s house and buying their own home. It can be a great way to trim expenses and save for the future. But if you’re not careful, cohabitating can also devolve into constant bickering over finances and dirty dishes. Roommate tensions …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/how-to-avoid-being-a-bad-roommate/

Apr 24

Should you buy wedding insurance?

By Jason Alderman Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride- or groom-to-be hasn’t had nightmares about hurricane-force winds blowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousin falling into the wedding cake? Besides the potential for embarrassing memories, there’s a lot of money …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/should-you-buy-wedding-insurance/

Apr 17

Should you adjust your tax withholding?

By Jason Alderman Now that tax day has passed, chances are you’re either waiting patiently for your 2011 tax refund to arrive, it’s already been spent, or you just wrote the U.S. Treasury a check and are in budget-cutting mode. It’s difficult to calculate exactly how much you’ll owe in taxes unless your income and …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/should-you-adjust-your-tax-withholding/

Apr 10

Knowing which financial records to save, toss

By Jason Alderman If the memory of hours spent hunting for and organizing paperwork to file your taxes is still fresh, think about doing some financial spring cleaning so next year’s tax preparation won’t be such an ordeal. Many people hold onto mounds of receipts and account statements because they’re not sure when it’s safe …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/knowing-which-financial-records-to-save-toss/

Apr 03

Using comic books to teach financial literacy

By Jason Alderman For decades, millions of kids have faithfully followed the adventures of their favorite comic book superheroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men – sometimes well into adulthood. Although often considered pure escapism, comic books also can serve an educational role – whether it’s teaching the principles of science, demonstrating right vs. wrong or …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/using-comic-books-to-teach-financial-literacy/

Mar 20

Financial impact of adoption

It’s hard to think of any act more generous than adopting a child. Many adoptive parents I know tell me it’s the most personally rewarding thing they’ve ever done. But adoption isn’t cheap. Related expenses can quickly mount to tens of thousands of dollars. And sadly, sometimes adoptions do fall through, forcing prospective parents to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/financial-impact-of-adoption/

Older posts «

» Newer posts