Here's several recommended articles from those sites that share links with Plugged in Finance. I hope they are of use to you.
The Digerati Life. "College Education Costs: Is College Worth What You Pay For It?"
Fund My Mutual Fund. "California Asks Rest of Nation's Taxpayers to Help Pay for its Unbalanced Budget." A lot of good information in this article besides the references to CA.
Darwin's Finance. "7 Year-End Tax Tips You Can't Miss!"
Dink's Finance. "Inspirational Fourteen Year Old Investor on Track to Become a Millionaire." A take away here is to have your kids buy stock in items they consume. In this case, consider buying Nike stock if you son buys a lot of Nike shoes.
Everyday Finance. "Gift Card Overload? CASH IN or Buy from Stores you Actually Want."
Everyday Finance. "Why Would You EVER Buy a Book From a Bookstore for a 30% Premium?" Smart use of an I-phone application helps keep shopping prices down.