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Hiranmayi Srinivasan

Hiranmayi Srinivasan covers all things personal finance for Real Simple, Health, Parents, and Better Homes & Gardens. She strives to create inclusive content that encourages financial literacy and empowerment. Hiranmayi is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and has experience working in broadcast and digital news. When she’s not drinking coffee and writing an article, you can find Hiranmayi binge-watching a TV show, enjoying the California sunshine, or listening to Beyoncé.

The extra $300 a month from child tax credit payments is nice—but here's why you should consider opting out before August 2, according to experts.
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Getting a sitter can give you a night away from the kids or a precious few hours to yourself—here's how much you can expect to pay a babysitter in your state.
Whether you're in the office or working from home, here are the top perks to ask your company about (or look for in a new one) so you can get a little more work-life balance and a lot more peace of mind.
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Finances play a big role for students and their families when choosing a college or university—because that tuition is expensive. Here is what you need to know to make a smart money decision when it comes to college.
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Getting the right postpartum support is important—but it shouldn't cause you more stress by being expensive. Here are ways to find affordable care for your fourth trimester so you can rest and recover.
Travel is possible this summer, and hotels and flights are booking fast. But you can still have a fun, relaxing vacation with your family without shelling out too much money—you just have to know where to look.
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Did you know you can use discount gift card sites, credit card rewards, and free gift card deals to save money on your regular grocery purchases?
Explaining how taxes work is key for your teen's financial future—and tax season is primetime to teach them important money lessons and habits.
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Your kids might get you a little extra pocket change come tax refund time. Here's what parents need to know about the 2021 Child Tax Credit, plus three other credits that could help you save.
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