The sooner you start having hard conversations with your partner, the better off you’ll be. So if you’ve been avoiding having the money talk with your partner, it’s time to open a bottle of wine, light a candle, and sit down for a financial date. Don’t know where to start? These prompts can help.
It’s not easy parting with the vigor, fitness, and attractiveness of youth, but midlife crises are expensive. Common midlife splurges and major life changes can be extremely costly. As you navigate the middle years of your adulthood, try these strategies to stop the emotional and financial bleeding.
Opening a bank account for your kids and becoming a joint account holder is a great way to teach kids basic money management skills like budgeting, saving, and setting long-term financial goals. We round up the best checking and savings accounts for kids under age 18.
Nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes — and laundry. Families do eight to 10 loads per week, and given the cost of electricity, water, and detergent, the costs add up. Fortunately, with just a few easy tricks, you can cut the cost of your weekly wash by half or even more.
Student loan debt is growing six times faster than the U.S. economy. Fortunately, the government offers a tax-advantaged account called a Coverdell education savings account to help you save and invest money for higher education. Is it the right choice for your family?
The percentage of public schools that require uniforms is on the rise. They provide many benefits for kids and schools, but uniforms have one big downside for parents: the cost. If your kids wear a uniform to school, these tips can save you lots of money from now until they graduate.
After spending thousands on your wedding, the thought of spending thousands more on a romantic getaway probably doesn't sound appealing. So try these strategies to reduce the cost of your honeymoon and ease its financial impact without sacrificing romance or relaxation.
Remodeling a bathroom is one of the costliest home improvement projects, sometimes costing tens of thousands of dollars. But some homeowners have redone their bathrooms for as little as $1,000. And these tips can help you save just as much money on your bathroom renovations.
When you buy a fixer-upper, you can expect to spend many thousands of dollars on home improvement projects. And for most of these jobs, labor accounts for a big chunk of the cost. Thus, supplying your own labor for a home repair or remodel can save you a big chunk of change. But should you?
Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season, second only to Christmas. If you’re stressed out about this upcoming drain on your bank account, take a deep breath. There are plenty of ways to avoid spending $1,000 per child this back-to-school season.
Raising a child isn’t cheap. Fortunately, there are several tax deductions and credits available to parents with dependents. And the child tax credit has an important update parents should know about in 2021 — advance child tax credits that give you the money you need now instead of at tax time.
If you want to save more money, it can help to take a wide-angle look at your family finances and examine your spending habits up close. Adopting more frugal practices and finding ways to cut back on your most significant expenses means extra money in your pocket. These tips can help.