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Young teen babysitting toddler
School’s out, and long summer days are ahead. While older teens often work seasonal jobs this time of year, now may be a good time for your 14- or 15-year-old to…
How to Budget for Your First Apartment
Moving out on your own can be both exciting and scary. While you gain independence, you may also have to manage the costs of housing and other expenses on your…
Baby in blue blanket
New parents and expecting parents can be overwhelmed by the additional responsibilities and expenses that go hand-in-hand with infants. A key source of financial stress can be all of the…
Saving For College? Don’t Wait To Get Schooled
Saving for your child’s college education can seem a lot like writing a term paper—putting it off usually doesn’t make it any easier. Parents who’ve put their kids through college and financial…
Saving Strategies: Financial Advice for New Parents
Having your first baby can be a lot like visiting a foreign country. You may feel sluggish or uncertain and end up spending more money than you planned. That’s why…
Buy, Borrow or Don’t Bother: “Essential” Baby Gear to Rethink
It’s true: Caring for a new baby can be expensive, but they don’t have to be bootie-wearing budget-busters, according to parents who’ve been there. It can pay to spend wisely on…
Share Your Day Care Cost Concerns via E-Cards
Newborn babies seem to arrive hand-in-hand with new expenses. One of the biggest expenditures new parents may encounter is the cost of day care. According to the Association of Child Care…
Understanding Credit Inquiries and Guarding Against Identity Theft
If you’ve recently applied for a new credit card, mortgage or car loan, chances are your credit report reflects this activity. That’s because each time your credit history is accessed, a…
Wise Words for New Parents: Save Money on Baby Expenses During the First Year
Parents who’ve already been through the first year with a newborn will tell you that as prepared as they felt at the time, they were still caught off guard by…
Should Your Graduate Get Private Student Loans for College?
For some people, college is the best time of their life. It’s a chance to make lifelong friends, get an education and help shape the future. But it can also be…