Child care is notoriously expensive in the United States. More than half of parents pay more per year for day care than the average cost of in-state college tuition. These tips can save you money on child care and keep it affordable despite rising costs.
In 2019, Americans spent $3.2 billion on Halloween costumes, often paying an average of $40 each. If you’ve got an entire family to buy for, that’s over $100. If the cost of costumes at the average retail store is beyond your budget, it’s time to look for ways to slash the expense.
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.
This year, with COVID-19 still ravaging much of the nation and sweeping the globe, it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine to stay healthy and keep hospitals from getting overloaded. But what are the risks? How much does it cost? And where can you get one? Find out here.
Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season, second only to Christmas in terms of family expenditures. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects record spending...
60% of parents are considering home schooling instead of sending their kids back this fall. But it can get expensive if you’re not careful. Thankfully, there are many ways to give your kids an enriching education at home on a tight budget.
It’s challenging to disconnect from the job at quitting time or stay focused on work during business hours with friends and family asking for attention. But these strategies for work-life balance help you keep your head in the game at work, then get out of the rat race when it’s time to clock out.
In the months that followed pandemic-related school closures, many families discovered that home schooling worked out well for them. And many are now considering making it permanent. But home schooling isn’t right for every family. Before taking the leap, read up on the pros and cons.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many summer day camps and sleep-away camps are closing their doors for the 2020 season. But you can recreate the camp experience at home on a budget with plenty of activities that help kids learn and pass the time. Here’s how.
Research shows that spending money on time-saving services like nannies and housekeepers can promote happiness and lead to greater life satisfaction. But it can get you into hot water if you aren’t aware of household employment taxes, also known as the nanny tax.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents wonder what this summer will look like for their kids. The good news is it can’t cancel summer fun. As parents, we simply have to reimagine what summer means, what we can do to keep our kids from regressing over summer break, and keep having fun.
For many frazzled parents, just the thought of getting kids to organize their stuff is laughable. But it can teach children valuable money lessons, which are crucial to learn when they’re young. Find out how organization teaches kids about finance — and how on earth you can get them on board.