As any parent will tell you, young children grow like weeds. They’re continually outgrowing their clothes, making new clothes a significant expense for parents. But if you adopt these smart shopping and care strategies, you’ll save money — and your sanity.
By limiting the costs of owning a sick or injured pet, pet health insurance spares many from the heartbreaking decision to prematurely put down a pet whose care is too expensive. These pet health insurance companies are the best, but they’re not interchangeable. Which one is right for you?
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of wedding planning. Things like the venue, decor, food, and attire can make it a truly magical time — until the bill arrives. Before viewing locations or booking your photographer, you need to create a wedding budget. Just follow these simple steps.
Although many remodeling and home improvement projects can improve the value of your home, some add no value, and a few might reduce the value compared to your home before you did the work. Here are the worst examples of home improvement and remodeling ideas that don’t increase resale value.
It can be hard to refuse to loan money to a close friend or family member. You don’t want to see them struggle. But lending money to loved ones comes with considerable risk. Don’t open Venmo without considering these reasons you shouldn’t offer loans to loved ones.
By trimming your household water use, you can cut your water bill to keep more money in your pocket and possibly help fend off the next drought in your area. And in many cases, it takes only a few simple changes to save the planet and your dollars at the same time.
The potential consequences of breaking your apartment lease include a civil lawsuit, harassment by debt collectors, long-term credit damage, and difficulty finding new housing. But under certain circumstances, it’s possible to avoid some or all these outcomes. Find out what you need to know.
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.
Have you considered what will happen to your money after you’re gone? Estate planning often takes a backseat to seemingly more pressing matters. But you can’t live forever, so you need to make some vital financial and personal decisions now. Read up on how to create an estate plan to get started.
After a summer of adventure, the time has come for kids to get ready to head back to school — and that means spending a couple hundred dollars or more on back-to-school clothes. But it doesn’t have to. With these strategies, you can survive the back-to-school season without breaking the bank.
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.
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.