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How to Budget for Child Care Expenses This Fall

We’ll cover our ears while you shout out any expletive that comes to mind — we know, you’ve just realized how much child care costs. It’s not a miscalculation, nor is it just a price spike in your city. On average, a year’s worth…

September 19, 2019
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How to Enjoy A Family Vacation on a Budget This Year

Whether you work full time or stay home to raise your family, it’s impossible not to catch yourself daydreaming about going on vacation. It’s so much fun to get away with the people you love most, but that’s difficult to do when you’re dealing…

July 18, 2019
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6 Family Budget Tips to Help You Start Saving

Have you ever lived paycheck to paycheck? If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone — I’ve done it too. As of January 2019, as many as 78 percent of workers are in the same situation. One thing that helped to pull me out…

April 23, 2019
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These Tips Will Help to Reduce Food Costs at Home

Feeding a family is freaking expensive. The average cost of feeding a family of four like mine is nearly $300 every week. I’ve had weeks where I’ve doubled that. Now, we’re not counting special dinners or birthdays here — I’m just talking about regular,…

April 18, 2019
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Is Private School Worth the Cost for Your Child?

Choosing a school for your child can be like pulling teeth with a wet spaghetti noodle, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t give you a lot of options. I consider myself very lucky — I live in one of the best…

April 16, 2019
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How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Dog?

Who can honestly say they sat through “Marley and Me” without sobbing through a mini-pack of tissues? Dogs remain one of the top pets in America for good reason: puppy parents know they have an intelligent, loyal friend who’ll make little things like arriving…

April 9, 2019
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9 Ways to Make Planning for a Baby Financially Easier

Let’s be real here. Raising a kid from infancy to adulthood is freaking expensive. There’s no way around it. The average cost of raising a child for a middle-class family is $233,610, which is nearly a quarter of a million dollars over 18 years.…

April 4, 2019
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The Incredible Importance of a Family Budget

Writing a budget is something they used to teach in high school, well before I made it to those hallowed halls. Along with shop and home economics classes, this life skill course went the way of the dodo in favor of teaching students how…

March 28, 2019
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Are Essential Oils Safe for Babies With Colds?

More people than ever now turn to alternative medical techniques to treat any number of ailments ranging from the common cold to chronic diseases. Aromatherapy helps people naturally boost their moods, reduce pain and soothe their souls. Parents have even hopped aboard the aromatherapy…

February 16, 2019