The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

Talking About Money with Kids One thing all parents and caregivers can agree to, no matter their socioeconomic level, is they don’t want to raise spoiled children. Ron Lieber discusses all the difficult topics surrounding money and children in his book The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. […]

Top 10 Organizing Tips for Nannies

Organizing the home for your charges By Lorie Marrero, Creator of the The Clutter Diet Organizing is part of every nanny’s job. To organize the home successfully always keep the family you work for, and the children you care for, in mind. 1. Communicate first about organizing anything for your employer. Some people are very […]

Act As if a Layoff Will Happen to You

Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst From The Money Class by Suze Orman I just finished reading Suze Orman’s The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dreamand her advice may be the most important information I can share with working, unemployed, and underemployed nannies this year! Every week, (sometimes daily), I […]

Toys and Games to Teach Kids About Money

Product Review Sunday During the holidays we spend a lot of money to share gifts with others, making this the perfect time to teach kids about money. Yesterday, we highly recommended sharing the children’s book, Not Your Parent’s Money Book by Jean Chatzky with your charges to help teach them about money management. Below are some super games and toys […]

Do You Have Student Loans?

Making Sense of the Recent Confusion About Student Loans Many nannies owe student loans. President Obama announced that he will issue an Executive Order making certain changes in the program. I found the reporting of the nature of the program to be sketchy and misleading. For the convenience of those who borrowed to go to […]

Does Your Bank Charge a Fee for Using Debit Cards?

How to Find a New Bank Change isn’t my forte. I’ve lived in the same apartment for over seven-years. I have two Bank of America ATMs on my one-mile walk to work and another right next door to the PO Box I use for this newsletter. I’ve gone to the same location for banking for over ten-years, […]

Nanny May To-Do List

Use Your Head, Not Your Heart Consider Before You Buy I keep finding nanny friends over-buying. They don’t have the same income as their employers, yet some seem to covet what the parents who hire them have. Buying what you do not need is never a good deal. Do not buy emotionally. You know the […]


Organize, Don’t Agonize Don’t Be Lax on Tax: If you feel stressed-out or panicked by the prospect of filing taxes, we suggest a list of lists to enable you to direct your energies properly. Do you get aggravated when it is time to file your tax forms? Do you struggle to gather the proper information? […]

Prince Charming Isn’t Coming

Weekly Trip to the Library Barbara Stanny is a money expert that has appeared on numerous national and regional television and radio programs to spread her message of financial empowerment for women. As the daughter of the R in H & R Block, she grew up relying on her father, then her husband, to manage […]

Women and Money – Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny

You have undoubtedly seen the very popular financial advisor Suze Orman on Oprah or her ET Saturday night televison series, “The Suze Orman Show.” In her book Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny  she tackles the complicated relationship women have with personal money management. In her review of the book, Daphne Durham explains […]