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Money Moment: Summer Boredom Busters on a Budget – Part 2

Summer activities can be very costly, and with the kiddos complaining of boredom, it’s a great time to think about how you can save a few dollars. In episode 8, I shared the first 13 tips from a list of 25 boredom-busting ideas. This episode picks up from tip number 14.

Money Moment: Needs vs. Wants

Discussing the difference between wants and needs with your child is especially important during the teen years when self identity often hinges on having the latest greatest and most expensive new fad. It’s a tricky but important conversation, and it’s never too early to start talking to your kiddos about distinguishing between their wants and needs.

Money Moment: Farmers’ Market on a Budget

From June until mid- to late October, the Farmers’ Market is a great place to find local fresh fruits and vegetables. The excitement at the farmers’ market might tempt you to overspend. Just like shopping at the grocery store, remember your grocery needs and budget when visiting the market.

Money Moment: The Ins and Outs of Warehouse Club Shopping

Warehouse club shopping can be a great way to save money, especially if you have multiple family members living at home. However, you must also use caution. It is easy to overspend when you are surrounded by numerous products and free samples. If you decide to commit to a warehouse club membership, today’s podcast discuses tips to maximize your warehouse club benefits, while being mindful of your budget.

Money Moment: Back to School Savings

You can reduce your back-to-school stress and expenses by developing a budget prior to heading out to your local retailer, just as you would for holiday shopping. Planning in advance gives you time to shop for specific items you need at the right price.

Money Moment: Talking to Your College Bound Student About Money

Before heading off to college, young adults should have a basic understanding of money management. College may be the first time that they will be responsible for managing their own money. Even if Mom and Dad are still paying the bills, they will not be around to help make every day spending decisions. Overspending and poor use of credit while in college can have lasting effects on financial success after college. Talking to your children to help them develop a plan for handling money and expenses once they get to college is very important.

Money Moment: Home Emergency Preparedness

Fires, flooding, severe storms, earth quakes, tornadoes and hurricanes affect millions of American households every year. Failure to adequately prepare for these emergencies can result in a number of consequences. However, if you and your family experience one of these emergencies, proper planning and preparation will help you survive.

Facebook Live: Savings Challenge Kick Off

Dr. Michael Gutter will give some tips and ideas to launch the kick-off of the 30-Days of Savings Challenge, presented by OneOp's Personal Finance concentration area. To join the event, follow the OneOp Personal Finance Facebook page. Sign up to join the 30-day challenge here. Presenters Michael Gutter

Money Moment: Buying in Bulk

Buying in bulk can save you and your family valuable money. However, when done incorrectly, bulk buying has the potential to cost you money. Buying in bulk requires careful planning and budgeting to guarantee that you are getting the best savings while also avoiding waste.

OneOp CCB Episode 4: BHMC Mississipi About this podcast This week we had the opportunity to interview Rick Tyler, Building Healthy Military Communities State Coordinator in Mississippi to talk about the unique challenges that BHMC is working to address in Mississippi.