When You Can’t Afford Your House, Do this

When You Can’t Afford Your House, Do this

Originally Posted at BBC Capital It’s hard to admit that your house is a financial burden. These steps will help you face the numbers and find a fix you can live with. By Kate Ashford 28 December 2015 Your home is your castle — until the roof starts to leak or the...
Why You Don’t Want Your Child to Be a Genius

Why You Don’t Want Your Child to Be a Genius

By Kate Ashford Originally published at BBC Capital Alina Adams’ 12-year-old son, Gregory, has a gift. He is passionate about computer programming and exceptionally good at it, with talents that belie his young age. When he was 10, he was accepted into a prestigious...
A Spender Marries a Saver – Now What?

A Spender Marries a Saver – Now What?

Originally published by BBC Capital on October 28 2015. By Kate Ashford From the day they met it was clear: Taylor Murray and his wife are polar opposites when it comes to money. “I’m the spender and my wife is the saver,” said Murray, 33, who lives in California....
Tuition for Twins

Tuition for Twins

By Kate Ashford – Originally Posted on BBC Capital Sarah Hosseini’s daughters are only ages four and five, but she’s already thinking about university. “They’re only 16 months apart,” said Hosseini, 30, who lives in Atlanta and blogs at MissguidedMama.com. “If...
Caring for a Forever Child…

Caring for a Forever Child…

When he was just two-years old, Robin Blackwood’s son was diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome — a genetic condition that causes intellectual impairment and behavioural and learning challenges. “While I am alive, he will likely live at home and need some round-the-clock...
Is Private School Worth The Cost?

Is Private School Worth The Cost?

Sending your children to private school can mean making some big sacrifices. Lauren Greutman and her husband moved to a smaller home so they could afford to send their three children to a private religious school. “We have definitely had to sacrifice things,” said...