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

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

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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.

6 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Get Ahead

The Sandwich Generation — those stuck caring for growing kids and aging parents — face big financial challenges. Learn how to survive the squeeze.

7 Modern Ways to Send Money to Your Kid

When your kids need cash in a flash, use these modern tools to get them the money they need, often in just a few moments.

The 16 Cardinal Rules of Loaning Money to Friends and Family

Actually, the simplest rule is "Don't." But if you must, here's what you do to make it as painless as possible.

11 Great Life Hacks Your Grandparents Forgot to Share With You

While modern technology has made life easier, there are still some incredible life hacks our grandparents used to use. And we should, too!

11 Holiday Pet Dangers to Avoid

Keep your pets safe and jolly this holiday season by avoiding some common household dangers.

How to Find a Great Babysitter

Take back date night! Here's how to find and vet a trusted babysitter in your area.

6 Things I Learned About Money From Famous People's Wills

Ancestry has made 170 million will and probate documents available online. You can learn a lot about a person by what they've left behind.

8 Amazing Board Games You Can DIY

If you've grown tired of the same old board games, why not make your very own? Here's how to make eight great ones.

6 Ways to Save on Pregnancy Expenses

Oh baby! Shopping for your soon-to-be bundle of joy can be as frugal as it is fun with if you know what to look for — and where.

The Real Cost of Adopting a Baby

Growing your family is costly no matter your situation. Here are some things to consider if you plan to adopt.

The 7 Best Employers for Single Parents

If you're nurturing a child and a career — by yourself — consider an application to one of these great companies for single parents.

Everything You Need to Know About Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers can help you save the environment — while also saving you tons of cash. Here's what you need to know before you go cloth.

5 School Lunches That Will Make Your Kid Smarter

Skip the sugary snacks and soft drinks. Give your kids a mid-day brain boost with these nutritious — and delicious — school lunches.

5 Easy Things Science Says You Should Do for Your Family

Make the most of precious time with your family. Science says these five habits will make you closer and stronger than ever.

7 Parenting Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About

Even great parents make mistakes. Rest assured you aren't alone in these seven common mom and dad mess-ups.

6 Things Moms Should Do Before Returning to Work

A mom's work is never done. But when she wants to re-enter the workforce after kids, there are a few key things she should do first.

8 Easy Ways to Keep Your Family Organized

With so much happening in your busy household it's easy to lose track. Quell the chaos with these frugal, simple, and stylish organization hacks.