5 Ways for Your Family to Give Back

With the end of the year upon us and 2016 right around the corner, many families choose a project or charity as a way to give back during the holiday season. If you find yourself wanting to give back, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve assembled the list below to get you and your family on the right track to giving back. Below we’ve got tips for choosing the...

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Are Holiday Gifts for Caregivers Taxable?

When it comes to gifts for your caregiver, nanny, or household employee, things can get sticky. You want to give them something thoughtful that shows them that you appreciate their hard work this year, but you don’t want to give them a gift that would add to the taxes you two pay for 2015. Can holiday gifts for caregivers be taxable? Yes they can, but they don’t have to be....

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Eldercare Series: Should You Sign a Power of Attorney Form at the Bank or Open a Joint Account with Your Elder?

Even if you currently have medical or financial Power of Attorney for your aging loved one, banks and financial institutions may have their own version of these forms that they may ask you to sign. It’s up to you, your loved one, and your legal advisors if you sign them or not, or if you go a different route such as opening up a joint account.

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5 Ways to Save Money NOW Without Clipping Coupons

As a member of the sandwich generation, caring for an aging loved one and your children, you may find that saving for the future has taken a backseat to paying for things that you need now. You may want to save money, and know that you need to for your future, but you aren’t sure where to start. Here are five ways for you to get started NOW with saving,...

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Eldercare Series: Protecting Your Elder from the Flu

Did you know that elders 65+ are the most affected group when it comes to influenza, aka the flu? The effects of aging make it easier for this group to catch it and also increases the likelihood that they will have complications from the virus. Small children and those with a weakened immune system are also considered high risk.

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5 Simple Tricks to Save While Buying Clothes For Kids

As school begins all across the country, making sure that your child’s wardrobe is fully equipped for this new school year can be costly, especially if you have multiple children. You don’t have to spend a fortune on children’s clothing however. There are several ways that you can save money on kids clothing this year. Make sure that your kids look this sharp this year still have some money in...

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The Benefits of Renting a Vacation Home Over a Hotel Room

One of the negatives of travelling is that you don’t have the conveniences or luxuries that you do when you’re at home. Going on vacation can mean saying goodbye to healthy home cooked meals and hello to cardboard tasting fast food, as you trade your kitchen at home for a tiny microwave in a cramped hotel room. If you want to enjoy your holiday to the fullest and still be...

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Nanny and Tech: 5 Rules to Tweet By

Guest post courtesy of SOSsitter.ca: It’s a double edged sword, isn’t it? You want to be able to reach your nanny and you want her to have the security of having access to a phone in an emergency but you don’t necessarily want her to be on her phone all day, right in front of your kids.

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Your Kids and Play Dates: Nanny Edition

If you’re a parent, chances are you are very familiar with the term “play date.” For this common childhood event, your kiddo either has a friend over, or they go over to their friend’s house for some playtime. This time helps with socialization, teaches your children skills like sharing and taking turns, and can sometimes offer parents a little break from being the center of their child’s attention. ...

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Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
Deborah Shure discusses why paying your nanny or elder caregiver cash under the table is never a good idea
Deborah Shure discusses why an online calculator might not be the answer to your calculation frustration
Deborah Shure helps you get started with payroll for your nanny or elder caregiver