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How to Invest in a Socially Conscious Kid

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By: Staff Report We sat with Liam Monaghan, the brains behind the cause platform, Swell Investing, and Khanh T. Tran of  Pacific Life, to discuss the best way young moms can invest in their child's future - and the rest of world as well. Pacific Life prides itself in cultivating a culture of innovation, giving back, and making it all easy, so when the idea of Swell
10 Ways to Save Money on Just About Everything

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms, check out our list of ways to save money on just about everything! 1. Have an at-home date night. Babysitters, dinner, movies, and other expenses can add up quickly. Feed the kids dinner and put them to bed early (especially if you have young ones). Then, eat a leisurely “adult” dinner, watch a $1 Red Box or Blockbuster movie and
Fist Pump to the Breast Pump Tax Break

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By: Staff Report The tax break for breastfeeding resolution, no matter how simple it seems, demonstrates the extent and scope that harassment takes place among parents Since news of the IRS tax break for breastfeeding mothers spread, there are many that have been celebrating and enjoying the government's "a-ha" moment. However, there are some that are instead attacking and disputing whether this is a positive message that
Get Social, Pay Bills on Time

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Young Urban Moms, take charge of your finances with the best online tools reviewed here! If you're trying to stick to a budget, but managing only to stick every bill, statement and sheet of financial correspondence into a large, messy pile on the kitchen counter, maybe it's time to digitize your efforts, reorganize your finances and take to the Web. There are many Web services designed
Pay Up, Kid! Tips on Giving Your Child an Allowance

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An allowance can teach kids how to use money wisely One of the best ways to teach the value of money, as well as stop the "I want" syndrome afflicting most children today, is to institute an allowance. This is not considered bribery on your part, or parental blackmail on theirs; there is more to an allowance than often meets the eye. It begins when your child
The High Cost of Part-Time Work for Young Moms

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By: MP Dunleavey Young moms must consider the effect that working part-time can have on their career For working moms in search of that elusive work-life balance, part-time employment can look dreamy: You bring in some income, but still have time for your family, your home, maybe even (gasp) yourself. In fact, 62% of working mothers said they would prefer part-time work, according to a survey last fall
Not So Happy Young Mom

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By: Staff Report Young mom explores happiness as a reflection of her achievements Over lunch the other day, I asked a friend of mine if she was happy, the kind of deep-down happy that, even if everything seems to be going to hell in a hatbox, is always there. She said she was pretty much a happy soul, and then turned the question back on me. Big pause. Me? Happy?
How Jenny Earned $15,000 on eBay

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By: Jenny Newcomer Selling your family's unused stuff can help with the kids' college funds! As an entrepreneur and mother of two young kids—and with college tuition of about $100,000 looming down the road—I realized last year that I needed to pay off the remainder of my own student loans, which have lingered like a bunch of forgotten junk in the basement. Did I say forgotten junk? Right after
How Do You Value Yourself?

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Young Urban Moms, break the habit of devaluing yourselves! As women, we chronically devalue ourselves. It's not an easy habit to break. I just did it, but it has taken years. Breaking the Habit First, in an odd way the economy has helped. Money is tight and low-balling is rampant. I've been going through so many job negotiations, it has forced me to reassess my own worth and
End the Superwoman Syndrome

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By: Mikelann Valterra The Superwoman syndrome is far too costly for Young Urban Moms, we must insist on more balance in all aspects of our lives It caught up to me one day, back when I was married. I found myself screaming at my husband to make his own dinner, while throwing a box of breakfast cereal on the table in front of our son. They looked