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35 tips for packing a lunch your kid will eat

This is an article from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. About four in 10 elementary school students bring lunch from home. But it’s not likely to be a good one, according to a 2014 study from Tufts University. […]

What is the most difficult part of running your own business?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. If you have the opportunity to go into business for yourself, I would recommend you do it. It’s an experience marked by creativity, ingenuity, and extreme growth. It is one of the most challenging, exciting, rewarding, creative, and scary things you can do in life. At least that was my experience. […]

5 things that undermine automating your finances

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Ever feel like your finances are managing you instead of you managing your finances? Late fees pile up, interest charges multiply, and as soon as you find your 401(k) participation paperwork, you’ll fill it out and start participating. If you felt stressed reading that last sentence, you can understand why people choose to automate their finances. […]

Investing 101: A primer on mutual funds

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the first installment in a series examining index funds. We’ll discuss the managed mutual fund market first to form a basis of comparison with index funds. In Part II, we will look at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. […]

The identity theft no one is talking about

This article is by staff writer Jacqueline Leppla. It’s bad enough when some scammer gets your credit card, but what happens when they steal your access to health care? Even worse, what if that person is a member of your family or a member of the health care field we are supposed to trust? It’s not an isolated concern. […]

What sparked my investigation into medical identity theft

When the oral surgeon recommended that our daughter have her wisdom teeth removed, we thought we knew what to expect both medically and financially. Morgan’s two sisters underwent this procedure in the past, and we adopted a brave “Let’s get this over with!” attitude as we scheduled her operation. […]

Summertime reads: How to get cheap or free books

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I have always been a big reader. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m introverted — so introverted, in fact, that I almost lost my fourth grade reading challenge. First, you had to go up to the teacher and tell her that you’d read something. […]

Ever used a zero-percent credit card offer to make a purchase?

This article is by staff writer Ryan Takach. Imagine a scenario where you’ve got the money to make a large discretionary purchase and you’re given the option to finance it through the retailer at interest or open a credit card with an introductory zero interest rate. What would you do — pay cash or just finance it? […]

How to navigate relationships as your finances change

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Have you ever lost a close friend because your financial situations were too different? Maybe your friendship started when you were on similar financial ground, bonding over bowls of ramen noodles, for instance. […]

Meal plans and delivery programs — costly or cost-effective?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. The three biggest items in most people’s budgets are usually housing, transportation, and food. That’s because they are needs; but like most needs, costs can range from the inexpensive, no-frills version to the outrageously expensively extravagances seen on some reality TV shows. […]