Archive for the ‘Family Budget’ Category

Whether you just had a baby or you’re expecting, a new addition to your family can be a happy time to celebrate. Although your financial habits will change now and you’ll have to reconsider your old budget, there are still ways you can cut back on the additional expenses with some of the following tips: […]

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you might be thinking of ways to show dad an exciting day, but without spending too much. Depending on your dad’s interests and where you live, there are various activities that are not only fun, but cost very little (or that are completely free). Here are some ideas […]

Giving your child a weekly allowance can help to teach valuable money lessons at a young age. With an allowance, children learn about saving, earning money, and the value of a dollar. The following are some tips for giving your child an allowance. The right age When is the perfect age to start giving your […]

From credit to regular spending habits, it can be easy for financial patterns to change once you become a parent. Whether you’re the parent of a newborn or a young adult who just went off to college, it can be easy to make certain financial mistakes without even realizing the possible repercussions. Not using the […]

A prenuptial agreement (or often simply referred to as a prenup) is a written agreement that is drawn up between two parties before they get married. Every prenup is different, but the general goal is to protect certain assets and property should the couple ever divorce. The agreement will list who owns which assets, and […]

It may not be the most romantic topic to discuss, but the details of your financial life post-wedding, are definitely something that you and your fiancée should talk about as soon as possible. Even before you two get married, you should sit down, iron out some very important details, and have the following money talks. […]

Getting divorced can take an emotional toll on any couple, but it can also have a substantial financial impact as well. If you and your spouse are planning on divorcing, there are some financial aspects of divorce to be prepared for. According to experts, it is important to act quickly on all financial matters. For […]

Being a newlywed is often a joyous occasion, but one thing that can put a damper on your wedded bliss is financial difficulties. The following are some financial tips for newlyweds. Compare spending habits Don’t expect that your new husband or wife shares your beliefs regarding finances; your spouse’s saving and spending habits may shock […]

If you’re a single parent, you’re definitely not alone: according to statistics, over 13 million people in the United States are single parents. Statistics also show that raising a child from birth to adulthood costs approximately $226,920, and this amount can be financially straining for just one person.  However, these financial challenges can be conquered […]

With the annual cost of child care ranging anywhere from $4,600 to $15,000 a year, child care can be one of the largest expenses that parents face today. However, many expectant parents don’t have a solid child care plan set in place. It is helpful to create a solid child care plan by following these […]