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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10 Meal Prep Tips to Save You Money on School Lunches
Packing school lunches can be daunting, especially on a budget. Moms, budget-lifestyle experts, and dietitians share tips for cutting costs while still creating meals your kids will actually eat.
6 Money-Saving Strategies For Parents On A Budget
It can be hard to keep track of all the little (and big) expenses involved in raising kids. Here are ways to stay on budget and reduce your spending so you and your family can save money every day.
5 Affordable Autumn Vacations the Whole Family Will Love
Whether you want to hit the beach one last time before winter or take in the beautiful autumn leaves, these affordable vacations are great for the whole family.
The Best New-Parent Money Tip? Budget for Takeout
An overlooked but all-important new baby budget item is takeout. Skipping cooking during the newborn phase spares stressed parents hassle, heartache, and going "hangry."
10 Cheap and Fun Things to Do With Kids This Fall
Whether you're looking for something simple and easy or an entire day of fun, these affordable activities will bring joy to the whole family.
The 6 Best Budgeting Apps for Parents
With everything parents have on their plates, maintaining a monthly budget can be challenging. Here are some of the best apps to help with this task.
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How To Make-and Stick to-a Family Budget
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A child is one of life's biggest expenses and as a single-income household, planning adequately for that expense is critical.

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.