Articles on Family

6 Ways Having a Family Boosts Your Career

Career and family are not mutually exclusive. Find out how having a family helps you work smarter — and get further ahead.

6 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Kids

There's no exact science to raising kids — but most of us agree about what you shouldn't do. Are you guilty of these bad parenting habits?

14 Free or Cheap Toys That Will Make Your Kid Smarter

Make learning fun with these easy, affordable, and adorable DIY toys — your kids will love them and so will your budget.

20 Cheap Fun Things to Do With Kids This Weekend

Go on, let the kids enjoy their summer — it doesn't have to cost a fortune! Entertain them for free or close to it with these fun activities.

10 Life Skills for Working Moms

It's no secret balancing work and family takes skill — these life skills, in particular, should be mastered by every working mom.

15 Awesomely Fun Toys You Can DIY

Your little ones don't need pricey (and breakey) big-box playthings when you make their very own awesome toys at home.

5 Ways to Make Adoption Affordable

The road to starting a family isn't always direct — or easy to pay for. Make adoption more affordable with grants, tax credits, and creativity.

Ask the Readers: How Will You Show Your Appreciation This Father's Day?

Tell us how you'll show your appreciation on Father's Day and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Financial Pitfalls Stay-at-Home Parents Should Avoid

Staying home to raise little ones is often rewarding, but it comes at a financial price. Make sure you do it right!

7 Unexpected Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Save Big

Staying home with the kids means less income — and big savings, too. Find out how stay-at-home tops 9-to-5 when it comes to spending less.

4 Signs You Are Teaching Your Kids Bad Financial Habits

Parents lead by example. If your kids are picking up your bad financial habits, help yourself, and them, by doing money the right way.

10 Ways to Get a Good Workout... Even With Kids Around

Looking after little kids often means failing to lookout for yourself. Combine child care with quick workouts you can do almost anywhere.

6 Sibling Discounts That Can Save You Big

Kids are expensive, but if you've got more than one, you can score some great discounts. You just need to know how to ask.

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Adding to Your Family

Babies need more than just love and affection. Before expanding your family, find out what your budget can bear.

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.