Household Budget

Being a smart money manager will carry you through good financial times and more importantly help you weather the bad times. Here's everything you need to know about building a household budget, covering monthly expenses, and saving for rainy days.

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Chic & Budget-Friendly Boutique Hotels That Welcome Your Kids

The days of "boutique hotel" translating to "$600 per night and no kids allowed" are, thankfully, over.

9 Secondhand Sites We Love

From baby gear to maternity clothes, these websites that let shoppers buy and sell used goods are are our top picks when it comes to saving money and recycling things you’re ready to get rid of.

The Parents Guide to Shopping Secondhand

Thanks to a wave of resale websites, it’s easier than ever to shop for used goods and sell your hand-me-downs. Your wallet—and our planet—will be happier for it.

How the Proposed SNAP Changes Could Affect Parents

Millions of families in the U.S. rely on SNAP to help them put food on the table. How will the proposed changes to the program impact them?

New Mexico Becomes First State to Outlaw School 'Lunch Shaming'

It's about time schools stopped humiliating kids for not having lunch money. New Mexico is the first state to enact a law against the practice, and we hope others follow suit.

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.

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The Price of Parenthood: An Exclusive Family Finances Survey

Raising a kid takes more than patience; it takes a ton of cash, too. Our exclusive survey uncovers how young families are footing the bill—and what you can do to stay on budget, defeat debt, and feel financially secure.

How to Buy Baby Food on a Budget

Deals on baby food are easy to find if you know where to look. Here are ways to save.