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.
If you want your kids to read more, one of the best ways to encourage them is to give them something to read that really interests them. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get them a magazine subscription. Learn the best magazines for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to tweens and teens.
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.
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.
Kids love making crafts, and Valentine’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to get their creative juices flowing. Many crafts can also double as gifts for family and friends. These Valentine’s Day craft ideas are ideal projects for kids to have fun with and show the love — on a budget.
Working part-time through high school affords major benefits: increased cash flow, less reliance on others for financial support, better money management skills, even a head start on the path to financial independence. Read on to learn about some great part-time job options for high school students.
Many people struggle to feed their family at some point. Fortunately, many state and federal programs can help you through a challenging time. WIC, which helps feed pregnant and postpartum parents and their young children, is one such program. Find out how it works and how to sign up.
Raising a child isn’t cheap. Fortunately, there are several parental tax deductions and credits available to those with dependent children. One of them, the child tax credit, doesn’t require parents to cover any particular costs. Here’s how you claim this valuable credit and how much it’s worth.
Don’t hole up indoors in the winter. There are lots of benefits of spending time in nature, even in the cold months. Try these fun outdoor activities to boost your mood and your health when the days are dark and short.
If you pay for day care, you may be eligible for a tax credit to offset some of your federal income tax bill. It applies to certain children under the age of 13, as well as any child, spouse, or other dependent who is physically or mentally unable to care for themselves. Learn more here.
Claiming a dependent can be worth several thousand dollars. Plus, several of the tax credits available to taxpayers with qualified dependents are refundable, meaning they don’t just offset the tax you owe, but they can also increase your refund. Can you claim a dependent? Read on to find out.
Kids are the most fun to buy holiday gifts for. Sharing their delight reinvigorates our joy for the holiday. But if you don’t live with the child you’re buying for, it can be challenging. And even Santa’s not a mind-reader. Luckily, there are loads of expert- and kid-approved picks for every age.