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Who Can Afford Attachment Parenting?

My neighborhood is teeming with attached babies. They’re peeking out from elaborate wraps swaddled on backs and snuggled down in pouches tightly strapped to chests. After the lights go out, they’re sharing the family bed and breastfeeding off and...

How Focusing on Your Divorce Settlement Makes You a Better Mom

Divorce puts a strain on more than your finances — it can also challenge your relationship with your children.

The Simple Trick to Raising Responsible Children

And giving yourself a break at the same time ... need we say more?

Why Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Families Don’t Exchange Holiday Gifts

Forty-four-year old Michelle Morton’s Christmas celebration probably doesn’t look like yours — but you might wish it did. That’s because, for the past few years, the Raleigh, N.C., resident and her sisters and husband have instituted a no-gift...

Hide or Sneak Peek: What are the Kids Entitled to Know?

Not many parents choose to talk to their children about their wealth. Here’s how and why you should.

5 Hidden Costs of Caregiving

How to prepare for and deal with the problems you didn’t see coming

4 Times It’s OK to Lie to Your Kids About Money

It’s an indisputable truth: Many parents lie to their kids about money. In theory, we know for the most part that’s a no-no, but there are some instances where it’s acceptable to be less-than-truthful to your children about money, experts say....

Why It’s So Difficult to Raise Kids and Save for Retirement

My youngest daughter was born 21 years ago. At the time, I called an economist named Mark Lino from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who told me to expect to spend as much as $300,000 to get her to age 18; toss in college costs, and it was...

The Cost of Raising a Second Kid

It’s a fair bet that Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t sweating the financials when it comes to having a second child. (Yes, the royal couple is expecting once again.) But as for the rest of us? Well, that’s another story. The government...

Back-to-School Savings Tips You Can Use All Year

For parents, the beginning of a new school year requires more than just getting children back on a regular schedule and helping out with homework. It requires money — often lots of it. The average family with grade-school children will spend...

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