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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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.

Personal Finance Checklist: 10 Things to Do Now

For the past year, our Moms Money Clinic column has helped you face your finances one step at a time. Now we're down to the finish line. End strong! 

7 Easy Budgeting Tips Every Parent Needs

If you knew how easy it was to set up a spending plan with our budgeting tips, you wouldn't avoid doing it for even one more day.