Articles on Family

10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids

No, etiquette is not dead! Help your little ones get ahead by teaching them these basic manners.

The 7 Best Affordable Cities to Start a Family

The big city life doesn't have to be a pipe dream. For new or young families, these hopping metros offer everything you want — at an affordable cost.

4 Ways to Stop Your Spouse From Overspending

When you're a big saver, and your spouse is a big spender, it can tough to watch your partner overspend. Learn how to talk it out.

9 Child Care Purchases You Should Never Skimp On

The littler the kid, the bigger the expenses. Even when money is tight, it pays to shell out for these necessary kidcare products and services.

Becoming a One-Car Family: 5 Points to Consider

Is that extra set of wheels really necessary? You can save a lot of money by downsizing your driveway — you just need to map it out.

10 Investing Lessons You Must Teach Your Kids

Teach your children smart investing early, and you'll set them up for a lifetime of good financial decisions later.

Here's How Delaying Marriage or Kids Saves You Money

Getting married is quite the expense, and so is starting a family. Is it worth it to wait? Here are some financial issues to consider.

8 Ways Having Kids Makes You More Frugal

For some of us frugality is a choice. For the rest, it's a choice we're given — usually when we're blessed with a couple more mouths to feed.

The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

Parenting is hard! Are you making it harder than it really is?

11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores

A single parent tight for cash shopped thrift stores to save — until one day he figured out he could earn money thrifting, too. Learn his secrets.

12 Money-Saving Tricks to Know Before Buying an Engagement Ring

Impress the love of your life with a beautiful symbol of your devotion — while saving some green in the process.

Single Parent? Try These 10 Tricks for Entertaining Kids on a Budget

Keeping the kids entertained is yet another challenge for single parents. Get creative, watch the budget, and give your kids experiences to remember.

5 Ways to Manage Costs While You're on Maternity Leave

Maternity benefits in the U.S. are definitely stingy. Learn some simple ways to cut costs to match the reduced income baby brings.

13 Parenting Hacks That Will Save You Time

Kids have voracious appetites — for their parents' time. Claw some of it back with this collection of daily kidcare shortcuts and family-life time-savers.

11 Small Ways to Make Your Mom Happy

Easy and frugal ways to bring a big smile to your mother's face.

15 Time-Saving Tools Everyone Should Own

Where does the time go? Who knows, but without these 15 must-have time and labor savers, it would go even faster.

12 Things You Need to Stop Doing Today to Be a Better Friend

What do we value most in life? Family and friends. Keep and strengthen those precious bonds by avoiding these common relationship-busters.

Is Your Partner Financially Unfaithful? (1 in 3 Are)

One in three partners in a committed financial relationship has been deceived by their partner about money. Why do partners lie about spending and what can you do about it?

Are You Smarter Than Your Sibling? (Your Birth Order Might Provide the Answer)

Who's smarter — older siblings or younger ones? It all depends on when you ask.

If You're Doing This on Your First Date, You're Not Getting a Second

First dates are nerve-wracking, but you can end them fast — and your shot at a second — before they even get started with any of these moves.