As parents, we all want what is best for our children. We work hard to educate them about the many risks they’ll face in life. We warn them about potential pitfalls and try to lead by example where we can.
Active, working parents have a lot on their plate. While holding down a full-time job, they are still feeding, educating and entertaining children in a constantly changing world. And along comes a day that recognizes those efforts, celebrating working parents.
As summer’s dog days fade in the rear-view mirror, Americans look forward to celebrating Labor Day. This 3-day weekend, the so-called ‘last-hurrah of summer,’ is considered the unofficial or practical close of the summer season because it signals the beginning of a new school year for most children and young adults. In addition, Labor Day marks the start of many sports that run the fall season, with the NFL kicking off its season at this time.
Back to school is an exciting time for many people, whether they are mom's loading up on crayons and safety scissors. Older students in search or notebooks, folders, and a graphing calculator, or non-students taking advantage of the sales on "school" supply sales to stock up for their home offices. Only a handful of merchants actually ask you to prove you're an actual student.
Are you a workaholic? If you are, there is a "holiday" just for you. July 5 is National Workaholics Day. Instead of skipping lunch like you normally do, take lunch (or Zoom lunch) with coworkers – it's a first step in "curing" this condition. The workaholic condition might be one of the hardest to break because it is one of the few socially acceptable conditions a person might have. While many people think being a workaholic is good, it actually has more drawbacks than you would think.
June 30th is a day that has been set aside to celebrate social media. It’s true that social media has enhanced lives in many ways over the years. From finding incredible recipes, outfits, and decorating ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, to reconnecting with family, friends, and even lost loves on Facebook, to finding “how-to” videos for practically everything under the sun on YouTube, social media is a force that is here to stay.
While the holidays usually afford some extra time, much of which we seem to be compelled to go shopping, there are creative ways to stay active while managing your budget.
The holidays are coming up, and that often means some extra spending. While that's to be expected, the additional challenges of 2020 can make spending money more difficult this year. Fortunately, there are great ways to save money and be frugal while still offering your friends and family something they'll enjoy and treasure.
College is expensive but it's also a solid investment in your future. Education is necessary to help you achieve the career path of your choice but being saddled with massive debt after graduation isn't ideal. The best course of action is to budget ahead of time and apply for every type of scholarship and grant available to keep your costs down in the first place.
While quarantine may make it more difficult to spend time with friends these days, there's no doubting the importance of friendships in your day-to-day life. Did you know that there's even a national holiday that's designed to celebrate these special relationships? The first Sunday of every August is considered National Friendship Day This year it is August 2nd.