Being a smart money manager will carry you through good financial times and more importantly help you weather the bad times. Here's everything you need to know about building a household budget, covering monthly expenses, and saving for rainy days.
... to find a way to afford it." So the Shiermeiers created their first budget. They wound up saving enough... a new baby within two years. Budgeting is a bit like flossing your teeth--you know it's good for you.... If you've been putting off budgeting, here's a tip to ease you into things: "Ditch the word budget...
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Stars often help set the baby naming trends (see what the Kardashians did for white-hot boy name Mason). Or they provide names that are so offbeat we can't help but say, "Huh?" Here is our rundown of the most intriguing celebrity baby name choices of 2012.
What's not to love about the Caribbean? So many resorts, so little time. To help you make the most of your precious family vacations, we conducted the first-ever data-driven survey looking at the family-friendliness of Caribbean resorts. We worked with the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel Association to compile our initial list of 159 resorts. Then we dug in. We looked at the quality of the children's programs, staffing and safety, and a multitude of other factors to come up with our final 10. These are the best of the best!
Managing your finances becomes tricky when you add a kid or two (or three) to the mix. After all, you can stretch your dollars only so far, making it even harder to get out of credit card debt, buy that first home, or survive on one income. Don't despair! These tips from real families and financial experts will help you over those financial hurdles.