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7 Ways to Help Your Parents Save Money

Help your parents enjoy their golden years without spending a fortune yourself.

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How to Raise Your Kids to Be Financially Independent

What your kinds don't know about money can hurt your wallet. One parent shares the lesson plan he used to teach his kids financial independence.

Investment Allocation by Age: Birth to 10 Years Old

When kids are young, investing is usually done on their behalf. However, it's possible to get kids started with their own investments at a surprisingly early age.

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What's the secret to staying together for a long, long, long time? Hear what one woman who's been happily married for almost 30 years has to say.

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If your kids have made the kitchen or family room into their playroom, reclaim your space with these budget-friendly playroom ideas.

From 0 to 18: Frugal Tips for Every Year of Your Child’s Life

Children are blessings, but raising them from birth to young adulthood can be expensive. Follow these tips to spend wisely and save money at every age.

The 5 Best Parenting Books

There are practically as many child-rearing books out there as there are children. Discover which ones are worthwhile.

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Father's Day isn't about pricey ties and expensive steaks; it's about honoring a man you love. Show how much you care with these frugal suggestions.

How a Big Family Survives in a Home With One Bathroom

Sharing a single bathroom with a large family or several roommates isn't ideal. Here's how a family of seven (and growing!) makes it work.

7 Places Teens (and Adults) Can Learn About Money

Opportunities to develop financial literacy are closer than you think. Here are seven nearby places to gain practical skills with lifelong benefits.

6 Totally Free Babysitting Alternatives

Going on a date when you have kids can be expensive, but these creative, free babysitting alternatives will have the whole family looking forward to date night.

Getting Your Money Back Without Losing Your Friendship

Lent a friend some money and still waiting to be repaid? Ask for your money back politely and frankly to keep both your money and your friends.

What It Costs to Raise a Child

You probably already know (or, if you're not a parent, you've already guessed) that it costs a lot to raise a child. But just how much is "a lot"?

7 Strategies for Controlling Toy Clutter

Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.

How to Save on Babysitting Without Ending Up on the Local News

When babysitting rates hit $14 per hour — per kid! — it's time to think about cheaper (but safe) ways for parents to get stuff done and have fun.

5 More Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Supplies

Check out these updated savings strategies for school books and supplies to give your child a rich curriculum on a modest budget.

16 Best Baby Gifts on a Budget

"More expensive" definitely doesn't equal "better" when it comes to baby gifts. Bring one of these useful, frugal gifts to the next baby shower you attend.

6 Ways to Save Money on Preschool Enrollment

Paying for preschool can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Discover ways to get a great education for your child and without straining your wallet.

11 Ways to Have Fun at Your In-Laws

Visiting in-laws can be emotionally and physically draining. Learn ways to enjoy yourself and your family despite holiday and travel stress.