Ask Amy: Sibling feels steamrolled by brother’s disrespect, entitled behavior
Dear Amy: My brother and I were very close growing up. My therapist advised me to call him out for his disrespect (when I catch him in the act), and set boundaries. He is my brother and I love him, but I do not like him, and do not want to tolerate his disrespect. Dear Amy: I belong to a group of 18 crafters who have enjoyed twice-yearly weekend retreats for several years. You can email Amy Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.mlive.com
Here are some of the biggest money mistakes for couples
Is your significant other making money mistakes that are affecting you? If your significant other is making a money mistake that’s affecting you, then you’ll want to take a look at these tips. “Couples fight over money more than other things like chores, what’s for dinner and togetherness,” said money savings expert Andrea Woroch. Money can be a big source of strife with your significant other, especially if you don’t do this:“The first common mistake I see a lot of couples make when it comes to money is postponing the ‘money talk,’” said Woroch. And set aside free money in your budget so each of you have a spending account.
Help direct Ann Arbor’s future budget and spending
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Should the City spend more on street repairs and maintenance, or more on pedestrian safety and affordable housing? Through an online-only survey, community members can help city staff and Ann Arbor City Council members develop a budget and decide spending priorities for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The priority-based budget survey, conducted by The National Research Center, aims to collect meaningful input from a broad range of individuals living in and around Tree Town, according to a social media post by the City of Ann Arbor. It is currently available in English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. Find the different surveys below:• English Survey: https://polco.us/sac754• Simplified Chinese: https://polco.us/s27cbd• Spanish: https://polco.us/scb0eb✉ Like what you’re reading?
City of Ann Arbor survey seeks public input on budget priorities
The city of Ann Arbor released a new Priority Based Budgeting Survey on Monday which seeks to gauge public opinion on city spending. On Oct. 5, City Council approved to employ The National Research Center to conduct the survey. Though city officials plan for multi-year budgets, City Council are limited to adopting one fiscal year at a time. City officials are asking all residents to share their insights through the online-only survey. The survey’s results will be shared by City Council members in December and will be made visible to the community on the city’s budget public process website.
Now may be the perfect time to teach your children about money, budgeting and spending
DETROIT With so many parents spending more time at home with their children, now may be the perfect time to give them valuable lessons on money, budgeting and spending. A good way to teach children about money is by getting them to divide money they receive into three parts: Money they should save, money they can spend and money they should give -- and teach those values early. You can also consider a debit card for your high school student, teaching them how to use plastic but without spending more money than theyve earned. Meloni also recommends teaching children about banking and investing. For more Money Matters advice for your children or yourself, check out Melonis special reports by clicking here.
Help kids learn to save with crafts
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. This article is sponsored by AllyHost Jason Carr chatted with Jacqueline Howard, Ally Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship about helping families save money. Ally has a book called Plan Z and the Money Tree to help kids learn more about saving and spending. Their big purple truck will roll around your neighborhood teaching kids ages 6 - 12 how to spend, save, and give. To ensure your kids safety, the truck allows no more than 20 students and they require face masks while socially distancing.