Financially Stable Kids – Prepared for College

Written by Robb Ksiazek

We are all familiar withrepparttar stories that most students have when they finally get through those last days of college. Their financial states are in ruins, with accumulated credit card debt along withrepparttar 149639 student loans. Grants and scholarships are indeed blessings, butrepparttar 149640 reality is that students cannot possibly survive on financial aid alone.

Most parents would love to send their kids to school. Unfortunately, many parents just do not haverepparttar 149641 funds necessary to pay for tuition, books, housing, and allrepparttar 149642 hidden costs that come with college. This does not mean your kids should stay away from college. It simply means thatrepparttar 149643 financial planning starts now.

There are some basic strategies to follow in order to be inrepparttar 149644 best shape possible after college. The learning starts before college,repparttar 149645 rewards will come after.

  • Get a part time job – inrepparttar 149646 chosen field. Most students find jobs to help out withrepparttar 149647 bills and to gain some spending money. The mistake many of them make is not finding a job in their future field of expertise. If a student is to go into banking, it would be wise for them to seek any job at a local bank.
  • Don’t drive a fancy car. For whatever reason, many students want to go out and buy a new car. These cars also come standard with a brand new car payment that quickly eats up funds. Drive a reliable car that doesn’t soak up cash.
  • Buy a house. This may sound a little scary for parents, but it is better than paying rent. A home is an asset that will appreciate overrepparttar 149648 four or five years while in school. Sellrepparttar 149649 home after school for a profit. Homes teach responsibility, and roommates can help payrepparttar 149650 rent.

When to Have a Baby Shower

Written by Randy Wilson

When to have a baby shower is again a personal choice. It can be held anytime 4-6 weeks before or afterrepparttar birth. Moreover, it can be held any day ofrepparttar 149638 week and at any time ofrepparttar 149639 day that is suitable forrepparttar 149640 mom-to-be, her family andrepparttar 149641 invited guests.

Traditionally, baby parties beforerepparttar 149642 birth were very common. Today it is a matter of personal choice and convenience. It is usual forrepparttar 149643 event to be held perhaps a month or two beforerepparttar 149644 birth.

Ifrepparttar 149645 shower is to be held beforerepparttar 149646 birth then it is preferable thatrepparttar 149647 gifts should be those related to newborn babies and in neutral colors as well as gender neutral. when to have a baby shower these days is to hold them a month or two afterrepparttar 149648 birth, which has also become quite a popular time period. It has its own advantages, like mother is somewhat worry free about her pregnancy. She doesn't have that large belly, so can participate in more baby shower games and other activities. She can eat whatever she feels like, unlike when she was pregnant.

Sometimes it can be more appropriate to host a baby shower afterrepparttar 149649 birth ifrepparttar 149650 mother is having a difficult pregnancy or her religion discourages celebratingrepparttar 149651 baby's birth beforehand.

Havingrepparttar 149652 baby shower afterrepparttar 149653 baby is born has other advantages as well. Now you can be sure thatrepparttar 149654 gifts can relate torepparttar 149655 baby, i.e. girl or boy.

So as to when to have a baby shower, before or after is just fine, but it is a good idea not to holdrepparttar 149656 shower too nearrepparttar 149657 anticipated birth date. Otherwiserepparttar 149658 mother's health may not be good enough for her to enjoy or even take part inrepparttar 149659 games or activities. Also,repparttar 149660 baby could of course arrive late or prematurely.

Similarly,repparttar 149661 next issue while choosing when to have a baby shower is to know whether she is a first time mother, or if this her second or more birth. Baby showers beforerepparttar 149662 baby arrives are great fun for first-time mothers to look forward to inrepparttar 149663 last month of her pregnancy.

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