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…
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…
The Top 4 Reasons to Make a Will
More than half of American adults don’t have a will, says a survey by legal website RocketLawyer.com. Are you among them? Although creating a will can raise sensitive end-of-life questions, it can…
2015 Financial Resolutions for Parents-to-Be
Congratulations: You’re expecting a baby! Becoming a parent creates wonderful new experiences – but it also comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that…
Emergency Funds 201: Where to Stash Your Savings
Personal finance journalist and Get Rich Slowly blogger Kristin Wong knows a thing or two about emergency funds: She’s researched and written extensively about the topic. In this two-part series about emergency…
Emergency Funds 101: When, Why and How Much to Save
Emergency funds are an important piece of a sound financial plan. Personal finance journalist and blogger Kristin Wong learned the value of an emergency fund the hard way after college,…
QUIZ: What’s Your Spending Personality?
Are you the miser who brings home other people’s leftovers? Or do you spend money as fast as you get it? Regardless of your spending habits, having an emergency fund…
What's Your Backup Plan
Having an emergency or back-up fund is important. This money that is set aside for unplanned expenses is separate from your retirement savings and college savings accounts. According to a study…
Landlord Retirement
The retirement age seems to be getting older every year, and for many, it’s not by choice. Many people dream of the day when they can leave the workplace for good and devote…