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10 Investing Lessons You Must Teach Your Kids

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

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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.

6 Ways to Ease Your Parents Into Assisted Living

Mom and dad took care of you — now it's your turn. If moving your parents into assisted living is right for them, take steps to make it stress free.

5 Ways to Protect Your Business During a Divorce

Just because your marriage went kaput doesn't mean your jointly-run small business needs to. Here's how to protect yourself — and your business.

10 Time-Management Skills That Will Help Your Kid Win at School

Try teaching these crucial time-management skills at home and help keep your kids on the ball through the whole school year.

6 Apps Every Dad Needs

Raising kids is a job in and of itself. Make a Dad's life easier with these great productivity tools for busy dads.

5 Best Credit Cards for Back to School Shopping

The right credit card can mean big savings for your back to school shopping. These are the best ones to use for this fall.

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.

8 Things to Do with Kids at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

National parks are fantastic and frugal vacation spots. Learn how you can win a free trip to a great national park!

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!