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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7 Financial Gifts for Kids
Money isn't the only financially savvy gift for birthdays and graduations. These seven unique gift ideas will teach kids how to spend, save, invest, and budget wisely.
My Family Drained Our Savings to Buy a House in This Crazy Real Estate Market—And We Have No Regrets
Draining your entire savings, mid-pandemic, when you have a toddler and a new job, is scary. Any financial advisor would have said: Don't do that. But we went ahead with the plan anyway.
How These Restaurant Owners Are Teaching Their Children About Generational Wealth
Black restaurateurs are in business for more than to serve up good food and experiences. These Black-owned family businesses are creating a legacy of wealth to pass down through generations.
12 Tips to Help You Save Money on Gas
The cost of gas is soaring. Here are some ways to save your family money at the pump.
What You Should Really Teach Kids About Gambling—and How to Have the Conversation
Gambling behaviors, usually via games, can begin sneakily—and surprisingly early in a kid's life. Here's what parents need to watch for.
A Family Guide To Buying a House
Expert tips on everything from finding the best real estate agent to obtaining a competitive mortgage and preparing for closing costs.
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No Kids Allowed: The Cost of Attending Adults-Only Weddings
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4 Ways to Stretch Your Homeschooling Budget
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Why I Budget for the Holidays on January 1

This year, I finally learned to budget for the end-of-year gift-buying season since day one—January 1, that is. And you can, too.