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.

Teaching Kids About Money: An Age-by-Age Guide

Age-by-age activities for teaching your child about money.

4 Fun Activities to Teach Kids About Money

These simple activities teach kids about basic financial principles, including charitable giving, delayed gratification, budgeting, saving money, and compounding interest.

32 Ways to Save Money When You Have a Baby

Your little bundle can cost you big. Here's how to avoid blowing your budget.

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.

Parents-to-Be Severely Underestimate the First-Year Cost of Raising a Baby

Turns out there's a big difference in the actual cost of raising a child in the first year versus how much parents-to-be think it will cost.

7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Fast

If you're worried about your credit score, follow these tips to improve your rating.

Meet the Super-Selling Moms of eBay

What's the secret to making money on eBay? We got the lowdown from four mothers who've figured out how to sell everything from hand-me-downs to holiday gifts.

10 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 10 Minutes

Set aside a few minutes every day to complete small tasks that can lead to big financial outcomes.

8 Essential Money Saving Tips for Baby

Having a baby can be the most rewarding time of your life. Yet adjusting to the additional costs can be stressful. From clothes and food to childcare and education -- we provide 8 ways to spend your money wisely during the first few months of your baby's life.

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store with Coupons

Don't toss those coupons and circulars-they can help save you hundreds or thousands of dollars a year! Learn how to coupon like a pro (and save money on groceries!) with these expert tips.

How to Save Money on Groceries

American families spend about $140 a week on groceries. Learn how to save more with these expert tips, from skipping aisles where you don't plan to buy to stocking up when foods are on sale.

The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Parents Make

Raising a young child involves so many daily challenges that it's likely you have little free time to think about your financial future. But failing to do so can cost you and your family big-time. These five young-parent mistakes are the most crucial ones to address ASAP.

5 Ways to Stop Arguing Over Money

Don't let financial clashes put stress on your relationship. We'll help you get on the same page--and make smarter spending choices.

Easy Ways to Save Money

How to trim your family's budget and save on gift giving, family travel, kids' clothing, activities, and more.

You Won't Believe How This Single Mom Spent Her $5400 Tax Return

The internet is loving this mom-of-two's message about how she's spending her tax refund.

Explaining Losing a Home to Kids

Since the economic crisis in 2008, more than 2 million children have lost their homes to foreclosures. If your family is facing this situation, these tips will help you break the news of a home loss to your child.

How 3 Latina Moms Make Their Big Families Work

While the average family size in the U.S. continues to shrink, some Latinas are bucking the trend and following the tradition of having a bigger brood. But with more kids come more costs. See how three moms stretch their dollar, and be inspired by their saving strategies, no matter how many children you have.

28 Ways to Save Money on Health Care

Get discounts on prescriptions, negotiate with your doctor, bargain-shop for a health plan--and take more control over your family's medical bills.

Money Misconceptions

Prepare your children for the future by teaching them these four finance basics.

The Truth Behind 12 Money Myths

Is it better to use cash instead of credit cards? Discover the answer to this question (and more) to give you peace of mind about money.

15 Ways to Save More This Month

A child costs the average family more than $15,000 per year. Before you freak, read these simple ways to slash your expenses.

Help Your Family Get PHIT

Pending legislation would allow parents to use pre-tax money to pay for physical activity expenses. Support it!

How to Reduce Food Waste and Save Big

Most American families throw away $1,600 every year, and it's literally rotting in the garbage can in the form of food waste. If you're watching your grocery budget (and who isn't?), reducing food waste is an easy way to save some dough, and help the environment to boot.

Car Negotiation Tips

Get advice on the best ways to prepare for car negotiations, whether you're buying used or new.

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