Safely Secure Your Growing Family

By Emanuelle Block

Simple safeguards new parents can take to “babyproof” personal information against the risk of identity theft

identity_theft Your personal identity has as much worth as jewelry, valuables, or even cash in the bank. However, amidst the joy and excitement of a baby’s arrival, safeguarding personal and financial information might be the last thing on a new parent’s mind. Unfortunately, new parents are five times more likely to be the victims of identity theft and related crimes, according [more]

Estate Planning For High-Income Households

By John McManus

A local expert weighs in on the top 10 considerations

John McManus high-res American poet and novelist Don Williams, Jr. once said: “Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness.” In the same vein, preparation to handle the problems that commonly challenge high-income families sets apart those who preserve wealth and values for posterity from the 70 percent whose inheritances and family businesses do not survive the second generation. One of the most important [more]

New Victory’s Journey To “Mother Africa”

By Mia Weber

Get children excited for New Victory’s big holiday show by learning about featured instruments and dances!

Mother Africa Kitenge 2 The New Victory Theater is renowned for producing children's theater that is both edgy and original as well as decidedly crowd-pleasing and kid-friendly. And their annual holiday shows are no exception. This year, for the duration of the holiday season (December 6 through January 5, 2014), New Victory is showing "Mother Africa"--which celebrates and showcases the rich traditions of African [more]

New York City Parking Ballet

By Hillary Chura

The Ins and Outs of Parking On the Cheap from our Parenting for Le$$ Blogger.

parkingballet When my husband and I visited New York City as tourists long ago, driving in the city elevated our blood pressure. Then we moved here, and I realized that the driving wasn’t the problem. It was the parking. (And the subway, and the apartment search, and the sticker shock, and the crowds….)   In those Pre-Harlem-Costco days, we’d muse how nice it [more]

The Internship: Just a Funny Movie or A Real Life Foot in the Door?

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl

A New York City mom interviews a human resources expert for advice on going back to work.

internship2 Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) don’t exactly fit in with the other interns at Google. “They have more life experience than the age of most of our interns,” is how they’re described in the new blockbuster The Internship. After the two 40-something salesmen are laid off, they take internships at the leading search engine, which they hope will [more]

City Savers

By New York Family

Tutoring, Babysitting, Even Vacationing—There Are More Opportunities To Contain The Cost Of An NYC Childhood Than One Might Think

moneytaxi You don’t need to move to the suburbs to save money. (In fact, that usually doesn’t work, but more on that later). In my experience, there are ways to reduce the cost of almost any good or service you and your family enjoy as part of living in the city—it just takes a little creativity and moxie. I’ll get you [more]