Articles on Family

Downsizing With Kids

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

Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Teach Kids about Music

Today, we tell you how to stay within budget when teaching your child about music, why eggplant makes a killer pizza, and what you should be tipping your doorman.

How Men and Women Use Smartphones Differently

The genders may be equal, but their smart phone usage may not be.  Here are some of our findings on the topic, taken from our recent article at My Life Sco

Save Money on Baby Goodies With Daily Deal Websites

Babies cost a fortune, but you can find inexpensive baby goodies for less when you look for them on baby-oriented daily deal websites.

6 Back to School Essentials for High Schoolers

We’ve got an eye for the newest and best tech on the market for teenagers, and our recent guide at My Life Scoop features six amazing products and services for their class

4 Healthy PTO Fundraising Ideas for the New School Year

Most schools participate in some form of fundraising, but many of these catalog sales and events tend to focus on unhealthy foods. Here are 4 healthful alternatives.

The First Payday: Helping Your Teen Understand Money

Whether your teen is excited or bored at the prospect of having a job this summer, YOU can respond to their newfound extracurricular activity by helping them learn not only what

Escape the Economic In/Out Patient Care Cycle

As a woman who has been financially independent since the age of 18, I've always believed people who are given too much financial aid from parents or relatives are less lik

4 More Ways to Save on Maternity Clothes

After having five children, you learn a few things about saving on maternity clothes. Spend less on your pregnancy wear with these tips from an experienced mom.

Do You Need an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is much more than just divvying up your coin collection and jewelry. Quite the contrary, there are a number of issues that a good estate plan can address.

Ask the Readers: What's Your Favorite Childhood Memory? (Win $100)

Tell us your parenting tips or childhood memories for a chance to win $100 Amazon GC!  

5 Ways to Minimize Baggage Fees When Flying

Since airlines started charging for checked bags the cost of travel continues to increase. However, the traveling public can minimize baggage fees with these tips.

A Recipe for Youth Financial Literacy

Kids can begin to learn money management skills through a basic program that can be started in or just before Kindergarten.

Keep Your Family Safe with these 6 Must-Have Smartphone Apps

Whether you have kids, pets, or just hang out alone, we’ve got the scoop on the most effective applications designed to help you live a healthy, happier home life!

19 Things to Take Off Mom’s To-Do List

It's Mother’s Day. Forget breakfast in bed. Instead, take some things off of mom’s ever-growing, never-ending to-do list.

10 Ways to Cut Waste When Feeding Kids

You want your kids to eat well, but it can be disheartening when more of their food is wasted than eaten. Follow these strategies to help feed your kids, not the garbage can.

Save Money by Investing in Your Children

Finances are certainly not the most valuable thing gained from having a good relationship with your children, but it is definitely a benefit!

Beyond Tuition: Helping Out With College Expenses

My sister starts college this spring and I've been thinking about options for helping her out with her expenses beyond tuition. While I'd love to be able to just cover all her cost

5 Tips for Easy College Savings

Saving for college isn't always easy when the day-to-day costs of living are taking what income you have. Here is a simple idea to start saving small for your kids higher education