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.
Adopting a child can be expensive. Fortunately, there are federal and state assistance programs that minimize financial obstacles to adoption. If you’re considering adopting, here are the tax credits you might be eligible to claim.
In the U.S., both parents are legally expected to provide financial support for a child, even if they live in separate households. What happens if child support payments aren’t paid, and how can you avoid owing back child support? Learn more here.
The law expects all parents to provide financial support to their children. When parents don’t live together, a child support order can ensure a noncustodial parent provides support. Find out more about your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to child support.
Not every parent has the means to help cover the cost of their child’s education. But for those who do, it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Investing in a 529 college savings plan is one of the most efficient ways to save for your kid’s college costs. Learn more about 529 plans here.
There are several ways to save for education. People often think of 529 plans when it comes to saving for college, but you can also use UTMA and UGMA accounts. Each account has different benefits and drawbacks. Before choosing, learn more about how these accounts work and what features they offer.
Most of us know having kids comes with extra costs, such as clothing, food, and possibly college tuition. But kids require more than just food and clothes. There are hidden costs of raising a child many parents-to-be overlook. Here are some common expenses you should be sure to take into account.
A driver’s license is a rite of passage. But it comes with cringeworthy moments most parents don’t want to think about. So deciding whether your teen should have their own vehicle and whether it should be new or used is a big decision. But it’s not impossible to make if you consider all the facts.
Spring is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities. Not too cold, not too hot, and in many cases not yet crowded with summer travelers. Whether you’re looking for something to do solo, with your significant other, or with friends or family, there’s something for everyone.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, provides low-cost health coverage to kids whose families can’t easily afford health care but aren’t poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, providing coverage for 9.6 million American children. Learn about CHIP coverage, how it works, and how to apply.
Parents and caregivers need to show kids and teens what they can do to build healthy habits during the school year and avoid illnesses like the common cold. These habits are especially crucial right now, with COVID-19 cases rising and seasonal flu approaching.
For parents vacationing with little ones, the thought of subjecting fellow travelers to hours of uncontrolled wailing is mortifying. These tips from a dad who’s been there can’t stop diaper blowouts or screaming fits, but they can increase the return on your vacation investment.