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Best Money Tips: How to Teach Kids to Save Money

Today we found some great articles on teaching your kids to save money, ways to reduce your grocery bill, and financial planning tips you can't live without.

Ask The Readers: Should Kids Get Paid For Doing Chores?

Tell us if kids should get paid for chores and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a hilarious new book, "Blacklisted from the PTA."

Best Money Tips: Raising Money-Smart Kids

Today we found some awesome articles on ways to raise money-smart kids, running a profitable garage sale, and making your care more money efficient.

Best Money Tips: Financial Strategies for Stay at Home Parents

Today we found some great articles on financial strategies for new stay at home parents, how to settle down in a new city, and life insurance policies you don't need.

Best Money Tips: Spring Birthday Party Ideas For Kids

Today we found some great articles on spring birthday party ideas for kids, strategies to boost your retirement savings, and steps on the road to financial stability.

The Lazy Mom's Guide to Eczema Care

I found out a little too late that eczema can scar your kids. So I've developed a protocol that even the laziest moms can follow to keep mild-to-moderate eczema at bay.

Downsizing With Kids

Downsizing is happening all over the place these days. Here's some ideas to help you do more with less.

Having a baby? Nine financial considerations for new parents

My friend recently had a baby girl and she told me about the costs for a normal pregnancy and delivery. To say the least I was a bit flabbergasted that over $25000 was charged for

How Much Should Your Kids Know About Your Finances?

I know of parents who don’t ever discuss money with their kids. “They should be carefree at this age,” they claim. Money isn’t an appropriate topic for family conversation at the

Three Kids' DIY Projects In Your Pantry

It’s turning into quite the snow day here in Maryland, so I pulled out all of my “keep kids amused and out of trouble” recipes, to share with parents who are facing cooped up kiddo

Review of The Money Mammals DVD for Children

Snigglezoo Entertainment recently sent me a review copy of their Money Mammals DVD to try out. The results were both surprising and delightful.

Encounter With a Freegan

Would a good mother feed her children out of the Dumpster? My first encounter with a real live freegan leaves me wondering. Is helping save the earth and some money worth even t

5 Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for the “Under 6” Crowd

Handmade gifts are becoming cool again! Here are five gifts for smaller children that will be loved long after the season is over.

This Season, Give Your Child the Gift of Fiscal Responsibility

Kids may think they know what they want to get for the holidays this year, but that doesn’t mean they have a

Revive Old Toys for Extra Christmas Savings (and Sanity)

It has officially begun. My four-year-old has tuned out the real world in favor of loud Saturday morning commercials advertising the best of mu

This Year’s Hot Toy is Next Year’s Trash

Our commitment to saving money has always prevented my family from buying the current year’s “Hot” toys. Every year that I hold tight to the de

Go Ahead -- Take Candy From a Baby

One frugal mom recycles that Halloween loot for the Christmas stockings. Even if you don't go that far, now is the time to start thinking about stocking-stuffer sweets.

McDonald's Treats for Less Than a Dime -- Chicago Area

One-dollar coupon books give kids three pies, three cookies, three cones and three fries or apple dippers.

Pursuing Interests: Free to $1K+

Pursuing interests and learning new things can be costly or not, depending on your interests, what is available in your community or online, and how flexible your schedule is. If y

Crocs bite! Shoes pose danger on escalators.

How many of you think Crocs are just the best thing since sliced bread? I'd have to put my hand up, too. [more]