The cost of rearing a child is a mind-boggling $233,610, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Want to keep your kids engaged this summer without breaking the bank? Try out one (or several) of these low-cost, high-fun ideas.
As soon as you become pregnant, you start to notice it—the blitzkrieg of marketing trying to sell you x, y and z “must-have” baby products. The reality, however, is much different.
When times are tough, many of us do the usual things to save money. We download coupons, carefully plan trips to save gas, and replace Netflix with Redbox. While these are effective, you’re only scratching the surface.
You’d think by now I would have learned. Summer vacation = spending money. Yet after all these years, I’m still surprised how quickly the kids’ summer activity expenses add up, even before the thermometer hits the 90s.
There’s a scene in the Pixar movie, Inside Out where we get a peek into the mind of Riley’s dad as he reacts to her “high levels of sass.” As the scene escalates, dad’s emotions take over and Anger ultimately “puts the foot down.” Mission accomplished. Or so dad thinks. I couldn’t help but think how emotions quickly take over when it comes to money. A $150 bill for dance lessons? Here comes Anger again. Thinking about college tuition? Fear will definitely make an entrance. Have to work a few extra hours to make ends meet? Say hello to Disgust. And you’ll definitely have a visit from Sadness when you…[more]
It’s more important than ever to have a retirement plan. By being smart and proactive, you can create a savings strategy that will easily carry you far into your golden years. Here are ten tips for saving for retirement:
How much does your child really know about money? Do they think money something you work hard to earn, or does it magically appear out of the ATM?
Quick tips for how to become a baby clothes shopping pro.
Meeting your child’s financial needs during an economic boom isn’t easy. Doing it during a recession can be downright scary and stressful.