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…
mom on maternity leave with newborn baby
For expectant mothers who work, planning maternity leave for the first time can prompt many questions: How much time off can I take? What options do I have for paid leave?…
baby eating
Two of the most important, fundamental aspects of having baby can also be two of the most expensive: food and daily care. As your baby grows, your food expenses will…
baby graduate
Raising an infant requires the parents to focus on the present. The numerous responsibilities regarding health, day care and daily budgeting can fill most of the waking hours of any…
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…
young girl blowing out candles on her birthday cake
Some parents start planning for college as soon as they find out they’re expecting. It’s smart to set up a 529 college savings plan and do the math to figure out just…
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…
3 Things to Know About Taxes and the ACA
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed the way many Americans purchase health insurance, providing access to affordable healthcare for millions. But the new law also affects many Americans’ taxes.…
5 Ways to Save Money When Moving on a Budget
Moving can be exciting, especially if it’s for a new job, to upsize for a growing family or as the beginning of an adventure in a new place. But moving…