Real Moms, Real Money

Ever wonder how your favorite Instagram mom makes a living? Or how people like you actually save for college? In this series, we profile real families across the US who are making the most of their money. In this season, we’ll highlight moms (and a few dads too!) who have launched successful businesses from home while also balancing parenthood and focus on the small things you can do to increase your household income while balancing a demanding daily schedule and quality time with your kids.

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How Downsizing Her Home Helped This Mom of 3 Live a Happier Life
Stressed by having to keep up with a 3,400-square-foot home, Renee Benes and her family downsized. The move changed their lives for the better. Now, she's sharing her journey and tips with other families who want to do the same.
This Stay-at-Home Mom of Six Shares Her Best Money Tips for Big Families
Brenda Rivera Stearns, the mom behind @she_plusfive on Instagram, and her husband met their financial goals by adopting a minimalist lifestyle. Here is what financial goal planning looks like for their party of eight.
How This Millennial Mom is Securing Her Kids' Futures and Inspiring Other Parents to Live Their Best Financial Lives
Raquel Curtis, mom of three and self-described "boujee banker," is committed to teaching millennial women how to budget, save, and invest their money to live their best lives. Here are some of her best tips.
This Car-Loving Mom is Helping Families Get the Best Deal When Shopping for a New Ride
Kelly Stumpe grew up in the car business, and upon having kids, she began sharing her wealth of knowledge to help other growing families find the vehicle that's right for them.
How This Mom Budgets to Have Her 3 Kids in Youth Sports
Amanda Rodriguez, a mom of three and founder of the blog Dude Mom, shares her best tips for affording the skyrocketing expenses associated with youth athletics.
How One Ballet Dancer is Breaking Barriers in the Dance World While Navigating New Motherhood
Ingrid Silva has been following her dreams since she was a little girl growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now as mom of a baby girl, she's devoted to breaking barriers and creating change.
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This Mother-Daughter Duo Can Help You Travel For Nearly Free
After mom of five Pam Iorg passed on her love of travel to her daughter Alex Payne, the two figured out how to "hack" credit card miles and points to vacation on the cheap and started a blog to share their tips.
How This Stay-At-Home Mom Created a 7-Figure Business With $200
When Shannan Monson became the breadwinner for her family, she turned her passion into wellness and consulting businesses. Now, she's committed to helping other parents level up as leaders and create their own wealth.

These Two Dads Share How They're Earning an Income While Traveling the World—and Teaching Their Son About Money Along the Way

Rafael Gondim and Court King became entrepreneurs when they bought a catamaran and founded The Wind Expedition. They are now earning income while traveling the world and teaching their son how to seize the financial moment.