5 apps to help kids master money management

Ways to use technology as a teaching tool. Have you talked to your kids about money? Nearly two-thirds of U.S. parents have, according to a BMO Harris report — yet only about half have started to really engage their youngest … Read more

Babysitters make how much an hour?!

Better hit the ATM before your big night out. You’ll need a babysitter, and unless you have a responsible teenager willing to help for free, be prepared to pay a pretty penny. This is not your childhood babysitter who got … Read more

Haunted by hefty Halloween costs?

4 ways to save on your kid’s tricks & treats. Halloween can quickly turn into a scary season for your wallet, when you factor in costumes, candy and devilish decorations. Approximately 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year and … Read more

Five ways to help your kids pay for college

Research your options early and plan accordingly. A college education can come with a hefty price tag. And while 77 percent of parents say they plan to help their kids with the cost, an increasing number of parents — 32 … Read more

7 tips for throwing your child’s birthday party on a budget

Host a birthday that’s big on fun… not big on bucks. Celebrating the little one’s birthday soon? We have tips to help you plan an on-budget, stress-free event. Over the past few years, birthday parties have often become extravagant, expensive affairs, complete … Read more

9 tips for teaching kids about money

As a parent, you’re in a unique position to teach your kids about money — helping them avoid common mistakes and build successful saving habits. While you may not always feel comfortable sharing your own trials and errors, there’s a … Read more

6 wallet-friendly winter activities the whole family will love

Cool ways to have fun with the kids on the cheap. When the temperature drops, kids’ boredom can escalate. Whether you’re cozying up indoors or bundling up and heading outside, there are lots of fun ways to spend winter days … Read more

9 ways to protect your kids (and wallet) from cybercrime

Steps you can take to keep personal info secure. Sadly, there’s no safety lane on the information superhighway — which can be a problem, since kids spend a significant amount of time online. Ninety-two percent of teens say they go … Read more