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What Parents Can Do to Create a Secure Future As the parent of a special needs child, I’m especially concerned with what the future might hold. Will he talk? Will he be able to perform everyday tasks that seem simple to most adults? Will he be able to take care of himself? To this end,[…]
Life Insurance for the Stay-At-Home Spouse Your morning commute may only be from the kids’ bedrooms to the bus stop, but you still need coverage. Personal chef: CHECK Chauffer: CHECK Housekeeper: CHECK Nanny: CHECK How much would these services cost a month? Add to that tutor, recreational therapist, psychologist, personal shopper (for groceries and kids’[…]
Family Health History Charts: Know Your Hereditary Health Risks and Take Action Now As a record of diseases and other health problems that affect your close relatives, your family health history can help you understand and prevent health risks that may be passed down to you and your children. Fortunately, Life Stages has created a free[…]
Raising Healthy Eaters Vegetables not their thing? Expand your children’s diet one green morsel at a time. Macaroni and cheese. Chicken nuggets. Cheese pizza. Pasta with butter. Grilled cheese. All are mealtime favorites at my house. Which is why I was in a state of shock and awe the other day when I heard my[…]
Adventures in Babysitting Finding a trusted sitter doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these tips and you’ll be out and about in no time, without the kids. If your last date night was back when you and your spouse or significant other were dating, then it’s high time to start looking for a babysitter. In[…]
5 Tips for Staying on Top of Technology So That Your Privacy Isn’t at Risk Interested in keeping your personal information, well, personal? Before you hole up in a fortified bunker sans smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet and Wi-Fi, consider a few simple ways to rid yourself of risk. Password Protection You know the drill. It[…]
You might think you’re too young or healthy or not wealthy enough to have a will. Or you simply might be too busy with the kids or harried at the office to create one. Whatever the excuse, we understand—many people put off writing a will for one reason or another. However, it is time to[…]
Life Insurance for Newlyweds: Another Way of Saying ‘I Love You’ From mixing bowls to his-and-hers bathrobes, the list of things it takes to make a home for the newly married can seem to go on as long as those interminable rehearsal dinner toasts. Some necessary stuff will arrive in wedding gift wrapping, of[…]
Protect The Most Important Person In Your Child’s Life – You As a single parent, you’re used to people telling you how much they admire the sacrifices you make for your family. Go ahead and soak up their praise. You deserve it for all that you do as a single parent. More than anything, single[…]
How Life Insurance Can Protect Your New Family’s Future “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.” So said former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in a commencement address to graduates of Vassar College. As a new parent, you don’t need the famously bearded doctor to[…]
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