Tag Archives: family

Every kid wants to sport the latest supplies while walking the halls in style. School supplies aren’t cheap! The back-to-school shopping season is second only to the winter holidays. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to save when shopping for back to school: 1. Set a Budget – Start with a […]

Financial envy is even more of a thing now than it was back in 1913 when cartoonist Arthur R. “Pop” Momand debuted the comic strip “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” which centered on the misadventures of Aloysius P. McGinnis and his family, who were always trying to keep up with their never-seen neighbors, the Joneses. […]

Spring break is a treasured time for family getaways. However, more than two-thirds of vacationers say they overspend on a trip, which can lead to a back-at-home hangover. Don’t let your spring vacation bust your budget! Financial advisor Nick Foulks talks with Real Milwaukee FOX-6 about ways to keep down the costs of travel. Create […]

Turns out all those gift cards you have laying around after the holidays can get you more than a sweater or a new video game. They can be a teaching tool for kids! A gift card is an opportunity for a child to experiment with plastic in a controlled way and begin to understand how […]

Parents – do you feel like the human ATM? Whether it’s a night out to the movies with friends or fees for extracurricular activities, teens can be heard nagging their parents for money. Parents spend thousands of dollars to raise their teens! Raising teens is now costing parents $245,340 from birth to the age 18. […]

August is one of the most popular months of the year for births. A new bundle of joy brings love and excitement — and a whole new set of money worries. Having a baby is financially overwhelming. How will you afford diapers and daycare? Soccer and swim lessons? And finally college? Financial professional Brad Allen […]

Parents, you may think giving the kids a few dollars a week is a good idea, but are you sending the right messages about money? How do you know if you’re really getting through to them or just becoming a “human ATM”? Financial advisor Nick Foulks talks with FOX-6 Milwaukee about the 5 mistakes parents […]

It’s easy to let spending get out of control in the summer. The kids are out of school, patio parties are a hit, and the air conditioning is running 24/7. In fact, a study found more than half of Americans spend more money in the summer than any other season. Financial professional Nick Foulks talks […]

Parents may not realize it, but their debt is impacting their kids’ behavior and well-being. But, not all debt is created equal! A new study shows unsecured debt, like credit card balances, payday loans and medical bills, are linked to more behavioral problems, while home mortgage and education debt are linked to fewer problems. In […]

Home is where the heart is. It’s also where the young people are! For the first time in 130 years, more young adults are living with Mom and Dad than anyone else (a spouse, a roommate or alone). Financial professional Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to keep the peace when the whole […]