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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.
Knowing how to make the most out of your company's benefits can save you money, and help you provide your family with the care they need. Here's how you can get those benefits to work for you.
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Insurance companies are required to cover breast pumps—but the process can still be a complicated for expecting parents. Here is how to talk to your insurance and get the breast pump you need.
Swimming is an important life skill for your kids to learn—but don't let it sink your wallet. Here are tips to make swim lessons more affordable.
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Baby food can be pricey, and adds to your growing list of expenses with a baby. Here are practical ways to save money on baby food, from parents who have been there.
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Making a holiday budget (and sticking to it) can help you and your family have a happy holiday—without spending money you might regret later.
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Overwhelmed by school fundraisers and can't contribute? Here are ways to politely decline requests that don't align with your family's financial priorities at the moment.
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Lifestyle creep can have you spending above your means, leaving less for your family's future. Here are ways to identify and avoid it, according to experts.
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Buying all the latest baby gear might be tempting, but some items are just a waste of money (and space). Here are the baby products you should skip (and what to get instead), according to other parents.
It can be hard to keep track of all the little (and big) expenses involved in raising kids. Here are ways to stay on budget and reduce your spending so you and your family can save money every day.
Budget airlines offer low-price fares to many destinations around the country. But the low airfare can come at a cost. Here's what parents should consider before booking a trip with a budget carrier.
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Wills and trusts are an essential part of your estate plan. Here are the key differences you should be aware of, to help you plan better for your—and your kids'—future.
A new study shows that the 'word gap' has more to do with financial strain than it does with parenting style. Here's what the researchers have to say about why parents need less blame and more support.
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