Practical Parenting: Two Web Tools

Last week, I dropped the ball and didn’t get anything up for or practical parenting series. Let’s chalk that one up to me spending more personal time with students over Spring Break (rather than getting online as much). So to make up for it, I’m going to give you TWO ideas today. And both are online tools that you could utilize for your families.


How pitches itself on its website: “The best free way to manage your money. Mint brings all your financial accounts together online or on your mobile device, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets and helps you achieve your savings goals.” My family has been using this for the last several months. It’s a free tool that helps you get a picture of where your money goes each month. You are able to set monthly budgets for categories of your own choosing and see how well you do at staying within those budgets. You can even get alerts sent to you when you go over your budget so you know to reel things in. Any family could profit from giving a try!

2. Google Calendar

Get the basic details of what it’s like by going HERE. All of the staff members at CCC utilize this handy tool for scheduling our weeks and keeping tabs on each other (since you can share your calendar with others). It’s a free service that could allow your family to keep a common calendar that you all can access from anywhere. You don’t have to depend on the old calendar in the purse or on the refrigerator. I think the more you use this, the more you’ll like it.


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