8 ways to save on the cost of raising a child

Have a baby or planning to have one soon? Your little bundle is going to cost you a bundle — $241,080 to be exact. That’s what the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates it will cost a middle-income couple in the U.S. … Read more

Road trip! 4 weekend escapes on a budget

Fun family getaways within driving distance. Planning a long weekend with your family this summer? It can be tricky to figure out where to go and what to do within a reasonable budget and three-day timeframe. Staycations are fun, but … Read more

10 summer activities kids (and your budget) will love

Fun ways to spend lazy summer days.   Wondering how you’re going to entertain the kids once school’s out? Summer can get expensive. Parents were expected to spend an average of $958 on summer activities per child in 2014, according … Read more

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

From the kids, his other half and the family pet. No ties required! Finding the perfect present for pop isn’t always easy. But not to worry: check out our list of great gift ideas that will make dad smile on … Read more

6 stellar staycation tips

Stay local and save with these fun activities. Did you know that the average vacation cost for a family of four in the U.S. is $4,580, according to American Express? If you’re ready to take some time off and don’t want … Read more

Are your kids becoming money savvy?

Teach your grade-schoolers about finances in 6 easy steps. While a majority of parents speak with their kids about money at least periodically, only slightly more than half (56 percent) have begun to engage their youngest children in financial literacy, … Read more

6 tips to keep your teen’s cell phone bill under control

Smart cell phone use = savings. Did you know that 78 percent of teens have a cell phone? Did you also know that the average monthly smartphone bill (cellular minutes and data) charged by major carriers is upwards of $100? Needless to say, … Read more