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How to Raise a Child Who is a Savvy Saver

My kids may share an upbringing, but when it comes to money management, they are on opposite sides of the financial spectrum.  Give one of them $10 and she’ll run right out and spend it on whatever catches her eye; however, when you give the other child $10, he will carefully place it in a […]

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Denver Deal: Free Day at Botanic Gardens, March Madness Spa

Trial tuneup at the spa Denver’s Oxford Club, Spa & Salon is getting into the March Madness frenzy with a March Madness Spa, Style & Sport package. For $65, guests receive a two-month trial membership to the Club’s Fitness Center, a classic manicure and pedicure and the choice of a 50-minute Swedish massage or Oxford […]

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Welcome to SpRinG BrEaK, 2013 Edition

Late(ish) nights, unkempt rooms, uncontrollable raucous, random stickers clinging to the floor, leftover pizza, evaporated Lucky Charms (minus the marshmallowy yummies) crispfused to the table and a never ending pile of seriously dirty laundry. Still sounds like college, doesn’t it? I know what you’re thinking – too many charms in my bowl, but hear me out.

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So, Your Kid Wants to Drive: How to Get a Learner's Permit

Your kid wants to drive. Say no. Tell him driving is for creepers, griefers, and trolls. Driving will give him acne in his armpits and make him smell like thrift shop zebra-striped leggings. Ask your teen if this is a good thing. Do whatever you can to dissuade your personal youngster from climbing behind a […]

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Know the predictable costs of raising a child

Denver CPA Craig Arfsten doesn’t give parents a pass on planning. “In reality, life is pretty darn predictable,” he says. “Raising kids is predictable.” It’s not hard to reel off a bunch of things you know you’ll have to pay for once you have kids — and Arfsten did just that. Here are approaches to […]

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Budgeting for a baby takes planning, experts say

Golden residents Laurel and Max Delmonico seem unusually prepared, much to the benefit of their 4-month-old son, also Max. “The immediate cost that we were concerned about was delivery,” Laurel says. “We were planning for that a year or so before he was even conceived.” Huge life changes call for commensurate planning, especially when they […]

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Spring 2013 Children's Consignment Sale Schedule

Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. And for the sixth season in a row, Tracey Gifford saved the day. The proud mother of two elementary-age boys is the owner of the Just Between Friends sale in Denver and offered to compile this year’s schedule for us. […]

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