Repeated Giving Feels Good

Repeated Giving Feels Good

Studies also suggest that giving a gift, leaving a nice tip at a restaurant, or donating to charity also boosts your mood. In the first round, happiness with winning was about the same for the participants who won for themselves or who won for the charity.

How VarsityGate Is Changing the Conversation

How VarsityGate Is Changing the Conversation

My phone has been ringing, too, since the relationship between parents and their grown kids is my beat, beginning with the college transition, the first key event in young adulthood, optimally a dynamic, parallel process of growth and change for both generations.

Happiness for Sale

Happiness for Sale

Given all this fuss, it’s interesting that most people say they believe the old saying “Money doesn't buy happiness,” at least according to one informal poll. According to research, making more money can lead to greater happiness when it’s used to purchase experiences or to benefit others (or both).

Why Do People Like Getting Tax Refunds?

Why Do People Like Getting Tax Refunds?

Combine this with the facts that many people don’t know exactly how much they’ll earn by the end of the year and they are averse to owing money to the government, economists have argued that it makes sense to overpay taxes and receive a refund.

The College Admissions Scandal Is Childhood Overindulgence

The College Admissions Scandal Is Childhood Overindulgence

These parents were sending the wrong messages at a time when their children are being challenged to develop increased competence, become more self-sufficient, choose goals and plans to achieve them, and develop personal moral values that guide their lives.

Financial Literacy: Learn It, Teach It, and Live It

Financial Literacy: Learn It, Teach It, and Live It

The most important lesson a parent can teach is managing different buckets of money – how some should go into savings, some into spending and some into giving back.

Does What You Have Affect What You Give?

Does What You Have Affect What You Give?

In contrast, for the dictator game, the percentage of the total amount the giver offers to the receiver gets smaller as the size of the initial stake gets larger.

Parent: I'm ticked off by the college admissions scandal — and all parents should be

Parent: I'm ticked off by the college admissions scandal — and all parents should be

More: What we know about Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin's daughter caught up in admissions scandal But there are scads of other powerful people on the list of those charged in the case, which involves accusations of paying bribes to get kids into top-flight colleges.

Suze Orman: How to prepare for retirement

Suze Orman: How to prepare for retirement

Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that many people don’t realistically plan for their future financial needs. “Most likely you will spend more when you’re retired,” Orman told TODAY. “The less money you have," said Orman, "the more you need it." This article was originally published Sept.

Is the Pink Tax Ethical?

Is the Pink Tax Ethical?

The question, I’ll try to answer is, is it ethical to charge higher prices for women’s versions of personal care products? First, the very premise on which it is based, that women are willing to pay more than men for personal care products is suspect.

Darwin’s Bucket List

Darwin’s Bucket List

With this in mind, here is a brief bucket list that follows from current thinking that utilizes an evolutionary approach to elucidate the human condition: Make amends. But I will say this: Making amends, paying it forward, and transcending oneself are all goals that make good sense from an evolutionary perspective.

'My ex wife makes the kids buy their own furniture'

'My ex wife makes the kids buy their own furniture'

"I'm pissed that she gets the child support but still wants them to take saved pocket money from here to buy essential kids items at her house." Here are a few tips to make things smoother when navigating the world of co-parenting.

Husband 'offers' to pay wife to have sex with him

Husband 'offers' to pay wife to have sex with him

Sometimes you make assumptions, like that a husband and wife share their money as a family, or that they have sex without expecting payment.

We tried the super popular Diaper Genie and were 'blown away'

We tried the super popular Diaper Genie and were 'blown away'

Use the special bags that come with the Diaper Genie. What sets it apart from other diaper pails, though, is the extra odor protection from the carbon filter, clamps and special bags.

Good news: Your child's gaming obsession could make them more successful

Good news: Your child's gaming obsession could make them more successful

Dr Demartini says kids often need to be reminded to do the things they don't enjoy. Finding evidence of them working towards things may reveal where your child's values lie. Encourage the kid who wants to be a YouTuber to research how others make money from it.

'My friend returns my gifts for cash'

'My friend returns my gifts for cash'

If you want to send anything further then a book on manners will suffice." One said, "'Thank you so much for thinking of the children' is the only suitable response." The woman did add that the gifts were for no real occasion, but she bought them as she remembered the kids commenting that they were something they liked.

Please don't spend thousands of dollars on a Coles toy - seriously

Please don't spend thousands of dollars on a Coles toy - seriously

But, even if little Billy really wants that stupid gold banana, there is no universe in which it's ok to spend that much money to get it.

YouTube takes ad money away from anti-vax channels looking to profit, sway parents

YouTube takes ad money away from anti-vax channels looking to profit, sway parents

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest YouTube takes ad money away from anti-vax channels looking to profit, sway parents The tech giant joins other social media and search giants in blocking the profitability of anti-vaccination efforts that are trying to sway parents.

How much does the Tooth Fairy give? See the average payout

How much does the Tooth Fairy give? See the average payout

KLG and Hoda discuss the tooth fairy’s deep pockets “Leaving money for kids under the pillow is a fun time-honored tradition, but we don’t want it to turn into a slippery slope to entitlement,” Amy McCready, founder of PositiveParentingSolutions.com and author of "The 'Me, Me, Me' Epidemic," tells TODAY Parents.

Mum's money trick proves a point about cleaning

Mum's money trick proves a point about cleaning

"Between the kids AND the husband, and MULTIPLE trips in and out of the bathroom, this little piece of heaven may just be in it for the long haul!" Picture: Facebook On the other side of the piece of paper, she reveals a hidden five dollar note.

Underspending in Bad Times

Underspending in Bad Times

That is, do people actually spend less money than they should in bad times? In the moderate payments condition, they got 7 oranges on good days and 3 on bad ones.

Introducing “Love, Money, and Parenting”

Introducing “Love, Money, and Parenting”

A second focus of the book is to point out how recent economic changes have created a “parenting gap” in many societies, meaning that kids from rich and poor families do not get the same opportunities, which puts social mobility and the ideal of equal opportunity for all at risk.

'I got girls in my troop, cookies to the roof': Girl Scout remixes Cardi B's 'Money' to sell cookies

'I got girls in my troop, cookies to the roof': Girl Scout remixes Cardi B's 'Money' to sell cookies

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest 'I got girls in my troop, cookies to the roof': Girl Scout remixes Cardi B's 'Money' to sell cookies This California girl got creative with her cookie-selling strategies and created a parody rap to Cardi B's 'Money.' Post to Facebook Sent!

'My friend expects us to foot the bill because she has kids and we don't'

'My friend expects us to foot the bill because she has kids and we don't'

"I don’t want to share our honeymoon," the woman said, "because I know we will end up paying for a lot of their expenses." On top of all this, the woman also added the other couple don't work due to health issues and the man is trying to lose weight, so he needs to go to the gym every day.

Thank you, Typo, for teaching my six-year-old the F-word

Thank you, Typo, for teaching my six-year-old the F-word

How very dare they!" We were in the middle of the stationery store, Typo, when my six-year-old daughter walked up to me with a strange expression on her face.

Relationships & Money: Savers vs. Spenders

Relationships & Money: Savers vs. Spenders

Some couples struggle simply because they individually or together lack the skills to manage money well — they don’t know how to set up a budget, balance a checkbook, or how to plan and save for future needs.

Mum says she's proud to be a 'kept woman' and the haters are 'just bitter'

Mum says she's proud to be a 'kept woman' and the haters are 'just bitter'

A lot of people will feel bitter towards it." After her maternity leave, Gylisa decided that her baby was her priority, and not her low paid job that gave her a wage that was like 'pocket money'.

Commonwealth Bank’s Dollarmite scam exposed

Commonwealth Bank’s Dollarmite scam exposed

Staff at a number of the big bank’s retail branches made transactions in the junior saver program without the knowledge of parents, by putting just enough money in each account to accrue bonuses and meet targets, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media .

Do children raised by single fathers have worse behavior than children raised by single mothers?

Do children raised by single fathers have worse behavior than children raised by single mothers?

Statistics on Outcomes: According to a study by Princeton University ( Children Are Better Off With a Father Than Without One ), a boy raised by a single mother is two to three times more likely to end up in jail before they turn 30 than boys who grow up with a father present.

'Intensive' parenting is here for 2019 and it's taking helicopter parenting to the next level

'Intensive' parenting is here for 2019 and it's taking helicopter parenting to the next level

'Intensive' parenting is here for 2019 and it's taking helicopter parenting to the next level Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 2:42 p.m. ET Jan. 17, 2019 In "intensive" parenting, moms and dads take a hands-on approach and favor supervised, enriching extracurricular activities.

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