Family Finances

Tending to your family budget is one of the best ways to protect your family from future debts, but the financial world can be confusing. All those terms? What does it all mean? We've tapped the pros for advice and information you need to build good credit.

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Single Mom and Her 11-Year-Old Son Are Traveling the World on a Budget, Here's How They Do It

Single mom Crissy Whalin never intended to travel the world with her son Zephyr, but with little savings, they headed off on a budget-focused adventure. She shares how other families can too.
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4 Ways to Marie-Kondo Your Family Finances

While Japanese organizational guru Marie Kondo's KonMari Method has helped pare down closets and kitchens the world over, it can also be applied to other areas of our lives—like our finances.
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I'm a Mom and a Wealth Attorney: These Are the Money Issues I Really Worry About

When it comes to your finances, there's a lot to think about—especially when you have kids. Wealth attorney Natalie Elisha Gold shares what all parents must know about money so you and your kids can have a rich future.
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Raising Two Kids in Missouri on $168,000 a Year

Mandy works as a copywriter. Matt is an architect at a midsize firm. In 2016, they relocated their family from New Jersey to Missouri to reduce their cost of living—but her paycheck took a hit along the way. Now they’re shouldering day-care costs and a kitchen reno, and they’re trying to save for the future. This is Real Moms, Real Money...
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Why Every Parent Should Have a Will

Less than half of all Americans have a will, and the number drops even more for moms and dads, yet it's the one legal document every parent should have. Here's why, and how to write a will.
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6 Instagram Influencer Moms Spill Their Secrets

Ever wonder how your favorite moms on Instagram make money? We talked to six of them to get a behind-the-scenes look.
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Trying for Baby #2 in Durham, North Carolina on $3,500 a Month

He’s a busy resident physician at Duke. She works at home building an interior-design business. Together, they’re determined to live a rich life (in more ways than one). But like most couples, they’re juggling bills, student debt, and job losses—all while trying to have another baby. This is Real Moms, Real Money...