Articles on Family

5 Affordable Alternatives to Pet Boarding

You'd like to take a little trip, but boarding the family pets is pricey. It doesn't have to be.

10 Ways to Keep Your Kid's Prom From Ruining Your Budget

It's prom season, moms and dads! Here's how to save major green on your kid's big night.

17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School

While the kids are away, SAHMs and SAHDs can earn some extra pay!

The 8 Best Pets for Frugal Animal Lovers

Caring for a pet can end up costing a lot. Take in one of these no frills furry (or scaled or shelled) friends at a fraction of the cost of Fido.

Does Your Kid Need an IRA?

Ready to give your child a mega financial jumpstart? Consider opening them a Roth IRA.

5 Unexpected Dog Costs You Should Prepare for Now

Dogs are cute, cuddly, and can be very costly. Here's how to prepare for their big bills.

5 Lessons That Teach Your Kid to Be Their Own Boss

Even if your child isn't interested in self-employment later in life, these entrepreneurial skills will help no matter what life or career path they pursue.

When Should You Start Saving for Your Child’s Education?

While college costs continue to soar, how can you best save up for your child’s education?

6 Money Lessons You Can Learn From Your Pets

Didn't think you could learn a thing or two about money from your family pet? Think again.

6 Fun Games That Teach Your Kids About Money

Teaching your children financial literacy is as easy as playing a game.

8 Reasons the Easter Bunny Should Give Money Instead of Candy

While you're letting your kids gorge on candy, consider weaving in these lessons in personal finance.

The Surprising Way Birth Order Decides Your Money Habits

Can't figure out why you keep making the same money mistakes? Your birth order might be to blame.

4 Tax Mistakes New Parents Make

In the bustle of parenthood, new moms and dads often forget about these huge potential tax savings. Are you making the same mistake?

10 Fun Money Apps for Kids

"Financial literacy" may sound like a fancy adult term, but you can get your kids in on it, too, with these fun apps!

The 5 Best Cities for Starting Over

So long, Stinktown! If your current zipcode just isn't doing it for you, pull up stakes and start over fresh in one of these five forward looking 'burgs.

7 Lessons About Money I Learned After Having Twins

Having twins can mean double trouble for your finances, but these money lessons apply to anyone with a new bundle of joy.

5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Get Divorced

Finding a lawyer is the instinctive first move when a marriage falls apart. Making these critical money decisions should be second.

5 Money Rules That'll Save You Big in Baby's First Year

Having a baby might seem like a never-ending money suck, but there are easy ways to save money in your baby's first year.

6 Best Jobs for Working Moms and Dads

Finding the right work-life balance as a parent isn't easy. These six jobs are wonderfully accommodating for working moms and dads.

12 Financial Moves to Make When a Loved One Dies

Putting off money matters is common even in the best of times. But in the weeks following the death of a loved one, these money decisions can't wait.