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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How Much Does Private School Really Cost — & Is It Worth It?

The costs of private school are skyrocketing. But is giving your child a leg up worth the financial burden? If so, then what about the kids who don't have the choice—or the money?

For Parents in Poverty, Even Shampoo is a Splurge

Hygiene poverty isn't as visible as hunger, but it's very real—and affecting the most vulnerable parents and kids. Here's how to help.

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.

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This Is How Much it Costs to Have a Home Birth in America

The COVID-19 pandemic has many pregnant people looking into giving birth at home. But what one would think would be less expensive actually turns out to being significantly more for many. Here's what you need to know.

We Need to Talk About the Financial Toll of Miscarriage

Pregnancy loss is an emotional, all too often silent issue—but it can also be a pricey one. Those who have been through it discuss the true costs while experts reveal ways to work around them.

Billionaire Announces He Will Pay Off Class of 2019's Student Debt During Commencement Speech

Robert F. Smith announced that his family was creating a grant to pay the class of 2019's student debt.