Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Westchester County

Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Westchester County

UPDATED June 2019: Westchester County is home to a great variety of professional services to help families, from medical professionals to educational consultants and special needs services—and we found the best ones for you to choose from. Whether ...

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Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Queens

Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Queens

UPDATED June 2019: We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the right service your family needs by compiling a list of the best businesses in Queens. Our guide to professional family service providers in Queens includes tutors and test prep, legal ...

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Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Manhattan

Professional Services, Resources, & Providers for Families in Manhattan

UPDATED June 2019: Whether you need to find an orthodontist for your child, a special needs lawyer to advocate for your child at school, you need help potty training your child, or your child needs a little help in school with a tutor, Manhattan is...

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Professional Services & Resources for Families in Brooklyn

Professional Services & Resources for Families in Brooklyn

UPDATED June 2019: Whether you need an academic tutor for your child, a pediatric care team, a therapy provider, or eye care for your child with special needs in Brooklyn, this list will have you covered. For children needing speech pathology servi...

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Professional Services in Rockland County

Professional Services in Rockland County

UPDATED June 2019: A guide to professional family services in Rockland County including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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Legal, Financial, Tutoring, Health Care, & Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Legal, Financial, Tutoring, Health Care, & Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

UPDATED June 2019: Long Island is home to a variety of professional services that will help families with their various needs, including health care providers, tutors and test prep services, and legal services. Health care providers in Nassau and S...

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Home, Finance, Legal, & Nanny Services for Families in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Home, Finance, Legal, & Nanny Services for Families in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

UPDATED June 2019: Whether you’re looking for a home services professional, a lawyer, a financial planner, an insurance company, nanny or babysitter placement services, or a local place to shop and play with your kids, narrowing down the choices in...

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Think about this: If your family had an emergency that required a large amount of money—unexpected car repairs, job loss, or major medical expense—would you have enough cash on hand to pay it? If you’re like most Americans, you would probably have ...

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The Reasons an Insurance Company Could Drop You

The Reasons an Insurance Company Could Drop You

Owning a home can be a lot of work, especially in New York. And part of that work is making sure you have the appropriate insurance in case any accidents, natural disasters, or other devastating issues arise. It's a good idea to look at your covera...

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The Importance of and the Different Types of Trusts

The Importance of and the Different Types of Trusts

While it’s not something we like to think about, as parents in New York, it is important to have a plan in place to protect your child should something happen to you or your spouse. Planning for the future is important to ensure that your children ...

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How Moms Can Teach Their Children About Money

How Moms Can Teach Their Children About Money

Are you involved in your family's financial planning? If not, you may want to find learn how to play a larger role in your household's budgetting and savings schedules. Though it's always a good idea for you, personally, being more aware of where y...

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8 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score in One Year

8 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score in One Year

Your credit score affects more aspects of your life than you might think, from seeking out a loan to putting a down payment on a house and even the job hunt. Unless you’ve been diligently saving for as long as you can remember, came into an inherit...

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How to Save Money When Shopping for Holiday Gifts

How to Save Money When Shopping for Holiday Gifts

It's the most wonderful time of year, when everyone is in good spirits and generous in giving. But it's also a time of year when we spend a lot of money on holiday gifts for our children, our family, our kids' teachers, and colleagues. With all the...

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How to Avoid Hackers and Cyberscams When Shopping Online

How to Avoid Hackers and Cyberscams When Shopping Online

When you're shopping online, especially for gifts on Cyber Monday when the deals are out of this world, it's important to know how to recognize cyberscams, phishing attempts, and more to keep your information safe—and get what you paid for. Experts...

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Saving for Retirement: 401K vs IRA vs Nothing

Saving for Retirement: 401K vs IRA vs Nothing

Whether you’re just starting your career, switching jobs, or you’ve been working for three decades, making sure you’re saving for retirement is one of the most important things you can do to set yourself up for the future. And the sooner you start ...

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Child Identity Theft is on the Rise and Here's What You Need to Know

Child Identity Theft is on the Rise and Here's What You Need to Know

When a data breach strikes, you worry about the security of your private information, but what about that of your child? Despite the fact that most young children don’t yet have a financial footprint, thieves are targeting their identities at an al...

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5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

With the rising costs of higher education, it's never too early (or too late) to start saving for your child's college tuition. Here, experts share five key ways you can start saving for your child's admission costs now to limit the amount of debt ...

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10 Places to Find and Research College Scholarships Online

10 Places to Find and Research College Scholarships Online

Most of us spent years after graduating paying off student loans for college, but if your teen puts in the work now to find scholarships, she can graduate with minimal debt. Here are the top 10 places to look online to find scholarships, grants, an...

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Rewards Programs to Save Parents a Few Bucks This Summer

Rewards Programs to Save Parents a Few Bucks This Summer

Being a parent is expensive, to say the least. Naturally, you want your children to have everything they need (and then some), but that can be tough when you're on a budget. The expenses keep racking up, so how do you make sure your child has the ...

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Do You Know Where These Important Documents Are?

Do You Know Where These Important Documents Are?

Keeping your important papers organized can make everyday tasks like applying for a loan or changing your address easier. And in emergencies, being able to locate vital documents is absolutely critical. Follow this simple advice to keep your papers...

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9 Insurance Policies You Need But Might Not Have

9 Insurance Policies You Need But Might Not Have

Some of us may think that the health, disability, and life insurance we receive through our employers, and basic home and car insurance is enough to protect us no matter what happens. But did you know there may be gaps in your insurance coverage? E...

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How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

Whether you're saving money to have a child, buy a house, pay for your children's college educations, or just want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, a budget is necessary to achieve these financial goals. Three experts share their tips to creati...

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How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

In the Northeast, 75.4 percent of families currently have debt, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, which was released in October 2017. If you’re one of those families, it may feel like you will be paying off those debts...

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Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

If you're in the process of creating a monthly budget so you can save money for big goals or pay off debt faster, you may be looking for easy ways to trim your monthly spending habits. Experts share tips on how you can save more money each month to...

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THIS Is How Much You'll Likely Spend Raising Your Child

THIS Is How Much You'll Likely Spend Raising Your Child

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to raise a child today in America? $233,610—excluding the cost of college for a middle-income family for a child born in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, with the constant chan...

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What Credits and Deductions Can I Claim on My Tax Return as a Parent?

What Credits and Deductions Can I Claim on My Tax Return as a Parent?

Tax season is here again. And with it comes the headache of filing taxes—especially if you do it yourself. We spoke to tax experts and got advice on some common tax credits and tax deductions parents can claim on their returns. So check them out an...

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5 Things First-Time Investors Should Know About Investing

5 Things First-Time Investors Should Know About Investing

Whether you’ve just started in your first full-time job at which you receive a 401K option or you’re looking to invest for the first time since paying off your student loans, there are a lot of questions you’ll inevitably have about investing for t...

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What Families Need to Know Before Buying a Home

What Families Need to Know Before Buying a Home

Tips for first-time homebuyers to navigate the market and find the right home.

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What to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

What to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

Take these steps to make sure your child is always cared for, now and in the future.

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The Payoff of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

The Payoff of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Experts discuss how parents can establish skills from a young age to ensure kids will know how to handle their money.

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Should Kids Receive Allowance for Doing Chores?

Should Kids Receive Allowance for Doing Chores?

Many parents often debate whether allowance should be earned by doing chores, or should just be given as a way for a child to learn how to manage his own money. Here are the arguments for each decision.

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A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

Kidfund is an app that makes putting money into your child’s savings account as easy as tipping the barista.

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Parents of New York City Kindergarten Students Will Receive Money to Save for College

Parents of New York City Kindergarten Students Will Receive Money to Save for College

The New York City Child Savings Account will launch in fall 2017 for low-income families with kindergarten students to start saving money for college tuition.

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Health Insurance Company Opens New Office In Jamaica

Health Insurance Company Opens New Office In Jamaica

Fidelis Care Jamaica Community Office opened in October 2015, in order to provide a convenient, walk-in location for people to apply for quality, affordable health coverage.

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Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Medicaid waivers offer similar benefits of Medicaid, but with certain requirements waived. Here are the benefits of Medicaid waivers for those with special needs, the application process, and why you should apply now.

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Special Needs Services That Can Be Claimed on a Tax Return

Special Needs Services That Can Be Claimed on a Tax Return

While we can’t give tax advice, we’ve got some expert tips on things to consider when itemizing your taxes. Many services and expenses you might not have realized could be tax deductible.

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How to Deal Effectively with Insurance Companies

How to Deal Effectively with Insurance Companies

An expert shares what you need to know to deal effectively with insurance companies, how to handle rejected insurance claims, and what do to to make sure claims aren't rejected.

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Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?

Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?

Did you send your kids to summer camp? You may be able to write off the expense on your taxes. Find out if your child's summer camp qualifies for Child and Dependent Care Credit.

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Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers

Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan, recently opened a community office in Yonkers.

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising ...

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Governor Malloy, Treasurer Nappier Announce CHET Baby Scholars Program

Connecticut Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier recently announced the launch of the CHET Baby Scholars program through the CHET 529 College Savings Plan. The Connecticut 529, managed by TIAA-CREF, helps families save money for their child's coll...

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Fidelis Care Opens Ridgewood Community Office

New York state health insurance provider Fidelis Care recently opened a community office in Ridgewood. Fidelis Care aims to make its services accessible to the communities it serves.

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Manhattan-Based Tax Consultant Opens Forest Hills Location

Manhattan-based Empire Tax Professionals recently opened an office in Forest Hills. The tax consultants firm specializes in family and child care taxes and offers tax return help for parents who are filing.

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11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings

Do you know how much you need to save for your retirement? Here are 11 tips, including figuring our your retirement costs and understanding Social Security benefits, to build your retirement savings.

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Party Central: Build a Nest Egg

Are you looking to save money for your child's future? TrustEgg, a trust account that is released to the child on his or her 18th birthday, is a great birthday gift that family and friends can participate in, too.

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Tipping at the Holidays

Tipping at the Holidays

Author and Lehigh University professor Holona Ochs discusses appropriate holiday tipping using research found by interviewing over 425 tip-earners. Follow these guidelines on tipping at the holidays to avoid a confusion-free holiday season.

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PayPal's Tips for Easy Holiday Shopping

E-commerce pioneer PayPal offers tips for using PayPal in new ways to make your hectic holiday shopping easier.

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Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Saving money for your child's college education can be intimidating. We spoke to local experts from New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan and CHET about 529 College Savings Plans, choosing investments, and more.

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Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education

CHET, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, shares tips for saving money for your child' college education, including determining the cost of college, setting savings goals, and opening a 529 College Savings Plan.

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How to Hire a Nanny During Back-To-School Season

SurePayroll offer tips and advice for hiring and paying a nanny for your child during the busy back-to-school season. Learn about the best resources for finding babysitters and childcare, how to pay your nanny, and tips for simplifying the nanny se...

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