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Families tap into networks to support frail elders
Michaela Gibson Morris - US News, 19 May 2018.
With an estimated nearly 40 million caregivers providing care to adults with a disability or illness, caring for the caregivers in America is an increasingly important issue.
Kenya: many families find it hard to conquer adversity
Dorothy Otieno - Daily Nation, 3 May 2018.
Coping tactics include prayer, help from friends, loans and sending children to live with relatives.
Stay smart about your money after marriage
Janet Bodnar - Chicago Tribune, 6 April 2018.
In the excitement of wedding planning, it’s easy for women to lose sight of an even bigger money challenge: maintaining their independence while facing a lifetime of financial togetherness.
Poor children in Britain now fatter than wealthy in dramatic reversal
Sarah Knapton - The Telegraph, 20 March 2018.
Traditionally, poverty has been associated with malnutrition and thinnness. But a new study by University College London, which compared children today to those born in the 1940s, 50s and 70s, has found a dramatic switch.
UK: Austerity will cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021
Patrick Butler - The Guardian, 14 March 2018.
It will happen as a consequence of the government’s austerity programme, according to a study of the impact of tax and benefit policy by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Two million children in Congo at risk of starvation
Reuters, 9 March 2018
More than 2 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated to be at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need, the United Nations warned.
Parents don’t regret this decision, but maybe they should
Alessandra Malito - MarketWatch, 9 February 2018.
Parents often try to do what’s best for their children, including helping with student loans and college tuition — but at what cost to them?
The UK’s hidden one-child-per-family university policy
Martin Lewis - Financial Times, 24 November 2017.
Parents with more than one child be warned. If two go to university consecutively, you will effectively be penalised. It is due more to the poor design of our student finance system. Yet for some, it will result in a one-child-per-family university policy.
How to explain to a child when you can’t (or don’t want to) buy something
Erinne Magee - The Washington Post, 24 November 2017.
With holiday shopping in full swing, parents are getting on-the-fly — and often pie-in-the-sky — wish lists from their children. No matter what the hot item is this season it will fly off the shelves and be resold for an astronomical price, as parents scramble to fulfill those wishes.
How to groom your child to be financially literate
Amar Pandit - Money Control, 14 November 2017.
Most parents might touch on the concept of piggy banks and savings early on, but are usually reluctant to discuss the topic of money and family finances with their children.
UK: The families living in modern day slums
Hannah Richardson - BBC News, 8 November 2017.
Poor children are being crammed into slum-land bedsits, some of which are so risky that some families end up being referred to social services for help, charities say.
You need to talk to your parents about their retirement
Kathryn Vasel - CNN, 27 October 2017.
Discussing finances with your parents can be as uncomfortable as the talk they gave you about the birds and the bees. But it still needs to happen.
US: Parent PLUS VS. Private Student Loans
Andrew Josuweit - Forbes, 29 October 2017
Financial aid goes a long way toward helping you pay for college — until it runs out.
‘No-deal’ Brexit likely to hit low-income families hardest
Larry Elliott and Lisa O’Carroll - The Guardian, 17 October 2017.
Sharp price rises could cost average household £260 a year if UK leaves EU without a trade deal while richest will be least affected.
Venezuela’s food scarcity take toll on children
Alexandra Ulmer - Reuters, 5 October 2017.
Venezuela, home to the world’s largest crude oil reserves, has spiraled deeper into chaos in recent years as Maduro has cracked down harder on the opposition amid a painful recession blamed by economists on his socialist government’s interventionist policies.
US: 1 in 7 white families are now millionaires
Tracy Jan - Washington Post, 3 October 2017.
The share of white millionaires in the United States has doubled in the past quarter-century, with 1 in 7 white families now worth more than $1 million, according to new Federal Reserve data.
The most and least affordable cities in the US for working class families
Skye Gould and Chris Weller - Business Insider, 18 September 2017.
The most noticeable difference between regions is that coastal cities are far and away less affordable than landlocked ones.
Why families stretch their budgets for high-priced youth sports
Adam Shell - USA Today, 5 September 2017.
In the US, nearly 20% of US families spend more than $12,000 a year on youth sports per child, according to a TD Ameritrade survey of parents between 30 and 60 years old with $25,000 in investable assets with kids currently playing youth sports or ones that did.
UK: Families failing to meet basic costs of raising children
Ben Chapman - Independent, 21 August 2017.
Low-income parents are increasingly struggling to meet even the basic cost of raising children amid rising inflation, falling real wages and frozen benefits, according to new research.
Study: Families bear majority of dementia-related costs
Amy Wallace - UPI, 17 August 2017.
Families bear the majority of the burden of the cost of caring for a family member with dementia, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Parent’s guide to saving for a child’s college education
Joanna Nesbit - The Week, 3 August 2017.
Fiinancial aid consultants say the biggest mistake families make is engaging in the “pick a college, any college” mindset without understanding how financial aid works or analyzing their own financial profile.
Breaking the poverty cycle through parenting
Anna-Louise van der Merwe - Open Democracy UK - 21 July 2017
Is it parenting or the financial situation of a family that can break the poverty trap? Parental confidence is the link between the two.
This is one inheritance you don't want
Suzanne Woolley - Bloomberg 14 July 2017.
You’re at risk of making the same financial mistakes as your parents, a study of 30 million personal loans finds.
Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent
Unicef, 28 June 2017.
Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Children from poor families are more likely to start puberty early
Alexandra Thompson - Daily Mail, 8 June 2017.
Researchers believe this may be due to poverty causing youngsters stress, which then leads to the early release of reproductive hormones. Previous research suggests an early puberty increases a person’s risk of certain cancers, such as breast and endometrial in women, and prostate in men.
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