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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IVF is Cost-Prohibitive for Far Too Many Black & Brown Families-These Orgs Are Changing That

Birth rates are declining due to increased infertility-but most people who get access to IVF are white. To what extent is cost preventing Black and brown parents from seeking fertility treatment?

5 Ways to Pay for IVF When You Think You Can't Afford It

Are infertility treatments like IUI and IVF not covered by your insurance plan? Here are five other options to help fund your family-building.

Is a College Consultant Worth the Cost?

Navigating the college admissions process can be tricky and time-consuming. Here's what you need to know about hiring a college consultant to help.

The Parents' Guide to Dealing With Money Stress as a Couple

No matter how much you love each other, talking about money can feel awkward and scary—but confronting your finances together will pay off.

The "Secret" Ways Patients Afford Costly IVF Drugs

The average IVF cycle costs between $10,000 to $15,000—but the cost of necessary fertility medications can easily double that. Here are the ways savvy IVF patients cut down their bills.

How IVF Grants Can Make Treatment More Affordable

IVF is necessary for many parents dealing with infertility, but treatment is expensive. Luckily, there are grants available to help ease some of the financial burden. Here is what you need to know about IVF grants, what to look for, and how to apply.
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Home-Swapping Saves Families a Ton of Money on Travel

Home-swapping is growing in popularity, and for good reason: It can save travelers quite a bit of money—and it makes vacations with kids in tow a ton easier, too.

For Disabled People, the Cost of Infertility Care Is Entirely Out of Reach

Between discrimination, lack of insurance coverage, and asset caps like the "marriage penalty," disabled people in America are often barred from family-building via IVF or other fertility treatments.

Two Parents, One Salary: How to Make a Single-Income Household Work in 2021

Faced with the rising costs of child care, many parents decide one of them should stay home with the kids to save money. Here's how families who are raising children on a single income make it work.