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  1. Family Fundamentals: Talk with your teen about risky behaviors, costs (for October 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-talk-your-teen-about-risky-behaviors-costs-october-2009

    October 27, 2009 Our daughter is 13 and I'm worried about decisions she will make in the next few years. My husband says all teens take risks and we shouldn't expect anything different. I still want to protect her, though. What's the best r ...

  2. Family Fundamentals: Stepfamily challenges? Guidance is available online (for August 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-stepfamily-challenges-guidance-available-online-august-2010

    August 24, 2010 Three months ago, I married a man with two children, 13 and 15, from a previous marriage. I thought by now things would be easier, but we still seem to be having trouble figuring out how to build our new family. Where can I find some guida ...

  3. Family Fundamentals: Set goals to create long-term savings plans (for January 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-set-goals-create-long-term-savings-plans-january-2007

    January 12, 2007 We have little debt except for our mortgage, but don't have any plan for saving money for the long term. How do we start? You've already begun by recognizing the need to set financial goals. But this is nothing new: A 1996 study ...

  4. Family Fundamentals: Protect yourself from identity fraud (for November 2006)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-protect-yourself-identity-fraud-november-2006

    November 9, 2006 How can I protect myself from identity theft? Many consumers have growing fears about identity theft. But according to the 2006 Identity Fraud Report, released by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and Javelin Strategy and Research, i ...

  5. Family Fundamentals: Parents, work together for sake of children (for Jan. 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-parents-work-together-sake-children-jan-2009

    January 15, 2009 My daughter's father and I have never been married, but he's always been somewhat involved in her upbringing. We don't get along, though, and sometimes I wish he would just stay away. How can I get him to be more cooperativ ...

  6. Family Fundamentals: Parents: Strengthen family by changing your focus (for April 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-parents-strengthen-family-changing-your-focus-april-2010-0

    April 16, 2010 Our son has never been a great student, but the stakes are higher now that he's in high school, and we can't get him to understand that. Nothing we've tried has worked-- he just doesn't care about getting good grades. Wh ...

  7. Family Fundamentals: Look for early warning signs of autism disorders (for April 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-look-early-warning-signs-autism-disorders-april-2007-0

    April 17, 2007 We know several families with children who have autism, Asperger syndrome, or a similar disorder. How common is this? Are there early signs to watch for? Autism and other disorders on the autism spectrum are more common than many people thi ...

  8. Family Fundamentals: Know your rights when bill collectors start calling (for September 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-know-your-rights-when-bill-collectors-start-calling-september-200-0

    September 11, 2009 We're behind on a few bills and are getting calls from bill collectors. What's the best way to handle them? The best thing you can do is to know your rights. Part of the collector's job is to suggest ways for you to pay t ...

  9. Family Fundamentals: Know your facts when considering reverse mortgages (for September 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-know-your-facts-when-considering-reverse-mortgages-september-2010

    September 16, 2010 My husband and I are in our 70s. We own our home outright and have a lot of equity built up. But because of some rising expenses, we're thinking of getting a reverse mortgage. What are the pros and cons that we should be aware of? ...

  10. Family Fundamentals: Your credit score can have profound effect (for November 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-your-credit-score-can-have-profound-effect-november-2010

    November 16, 2010 I recently got a free copy of my credit report. Everything appears to be in order, but I was surprised that the report didn't include my credit score. Is it important that I know my score? If so, how can I obtain it? First, good for ...

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