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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12 Ways to Make the Most of Your Money in a Multigenerational Family

With multigenerational households on the rise, families living in them share their best tips for saving money.

How Parents Can Use Their FSA Funds Before They Lose Them to Pandemic Uncertainty

As if parents didn't have enough reasons to be stressed during the pandemic, their FSA money may go unused. Here's what experts suggest.

Survey Confirms Vast Majority of Parents Are Struggling Financially Because They Can't Get Childcare

As the cut-off date for the extra pandemic unemployment payments looms, nearly 70 percent of parents said that their families are struggling financially because of the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

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.

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.

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...

How to Pay Off Your Family Credit Card Debt

The diapers, the dance lessons, the clothes... kids are expensive! Start paying off your credit card balance now with this advice from money pros and moms who have been in your shoes.