4 Ways to Make Raising Children More Affordable

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There is no way to escape the fact that raising children is expensive. However, it does not have to be an unbearable financial burden as many of the things that you think are required can be navigated differently. Below are some ways that you can make child rearing more affordable. Be Really Picky About Toys […]

3 Ways to Develop Your Child’s Imagination with Boxes

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The quality of imagination is something that no child should be without. You might think that your child being imaginative requires you buying all sorts of expensive electronics. To the contrary, imagination can be unleashed at little to no cost with a device you probably have at least one of in your home already. Use […]

The Dad’s Guide to Surviving a Disney Vacation

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A family trip to Disneyland will be a wonderful vacation that you’ll remember for years to come. That doesn’t mean, however, that everything will come together into the perfect day without some planning and effort. While there are a number of basic tips that everyone should follow, here’s a dad’s guide on how to maintain […]

3 Tips for Building Rapport with Your Teen

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Being a parent is tricky in general, but it can be especially tough when your child becomes a teenager. This is a time of burgeoning self-identity and lots of stress. You not only need to parent your teen, but you also need to show them that you understand and can relate to them. To make […]

FIREd: Debt – Begin With the End in Mind

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND A personal note on debt…  Recently, I have had a lot of discussion with several peers on debt. I am not a debt expert, thankfully, because I never had a taste for it. When I signed up to go to medical school, I looked into every avenue possible to […]

FIREd: The Must Know Info for 2019

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FIREd: The Must Know Info for 2019 2018-2025 will go down as a unique set of years in our fiscal lives. I feel safe saying that economically these will be the best financial years of our lives because the tax breaks you are now seeing in your 2018 tax filings have an expiration date! There […]

Keep Your Ears & Eyes Open for Warning Signs of Medicine Abuse

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Some teens are consuming up to 25 times the recommended dosage of cough medicine containing the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM) to get high. You may be thinking, “not my teen,” but the reality is that one in four teens knows someone who has abused DXM to get high and one in 30 teens has abused DXM themselves.  Teens may […]

How to Be the Father Your Kids Deserve

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As a father, you want to be the best parent possible. After all, your kids deserve the best of everything. But being the best dad possible is a tall order to fill. Children need many things, and it’s not just material goods that matter. Giving love and support, guidance, and being a good role model […]

How Often Should You Clean Child Car Seats?

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Your child should be placed in the appropriate car seat each and every time you get in to the car, no matter what. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has set forth the following guidelines for children and the types of car seats they should be using: The NHTSA advises that children remain in […]

How to Plan a Perfect Family Vacation to Disney World

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A trip to Disney World is a rite of passage for many families. As the king of all theme parks, this Orlando resort boasts four distinct amusement parks, two water parks, and a host of hotel lodging accommodations designed to suit any taste and budget. With all of the things to do and see, it […]