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Few of us don't worry about money at least sometimes. Here are some tips from Sharon Nolfi, a licensed marriage and family therapist and school psychologist, as well as a mom, on how to talk about finances with your kids in an age-appropriate way.
Learn about statewide health care options for families of varied financial means.
Consider these money matters if you are thinking about adding to your family.
The death of a parent can leave families in financial turmoil. Read our tips for selecting a life insurance plan that's right for your family.
Make 2010 the year to get your finances in shape - check out these tips from finance writer Kirsten Denker on how to manage your money in the year ahead.
Julie Murphy Casserly, a 14-year veteran of the financial services industry, offers strategies for a financially successful new year.
Check out these tips from finance guru Kara Stefan, single mom and author of "Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents."
Finance legend Jim Rogers discusses his new book "A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing" and offers advice for parents on educating their children about money and investing.
With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object.
I admit it. I love the holiday season, which seems to be getting longer each year. I love it all! But what I don’t like is that all the material aspects of ‘the season’ are making it more difficult for me — and you — to instill in our children a deeper, more spiritual feeling connected to whichever holiday we observe
For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress.
Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own.
New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality.
How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget?
More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door...
One in five teens use a credit card. It's more important than ever for families to eliminate rash spending.
Budgeting at the supermarket doesn’t mean your family has to suffer when it comes to proper nutrition. There are many delicious, easy ways to get a healthy bang for your buck.
A Consumer Reports survey of 12-year-olds found that 28% didn't know that credit cards are a form of borrowing, 40% didn't know that banks charge interest on loans, and 34% didn’t know that you can’t tell how good a product is by how much it is advertised.
Many parents are reviving the tradition of having parties at home. Does this really stretch your dollar? Or do you end up spending just as much money as you would at a typical birthday party place?
Your college days seem like yesterday, but now it’s your kid’s turn to apply. How are you going to cope?
When are children ready for an allowance? How much should it be?
You splurged on presents and treats for the family over the holidays and now the bills are coming in. What do you do?
With the cost of higher education continually rising, it’s more important than ever to get an early start saving for a child’s college education.
The urge to provide everything possible for our children runs so deep that it can be hard to separate what they need from what they want, not to mention what we want for them.
Many parents and grandparents are looking for ways to give their children something a bit more practical and enduring than the latest battery-operated toy. Strange as it may sound, the answer might lie, not in the aisles of Toys R Us, but in the stock market.