Women are inspiring. They hold high-power positions across different industries; they start their own businesses; they raise families. In fact, more than 70 percent of American women with children are in the work force.
As a low-income person and parent, I wanted to dig into my own family’s budget both for myself, and to give people a little glimpse of what living on less really looks like.
Life never slows down. Most people spend their time working 40-plus hours a week, striving to maintain healthy relationships, spending quality time with their spouse and children, and doing something for themselves in their free time.
When I was pregnant, I thought of all the ways I could save money once baby was born. Cloth diapering and breastfeeding were the obvious first choices, followed by the fact that I didn’t have to worry about many parents’ biggest expense: childcare.
The leaves are changing colors, temperatures are cooling, and fall is in the air. And although Christmas carols aren’t on the radio yet, the holidays are just around the corner.
Co-managing money with your significant other can be one of the most stressful parts of a relationship.
You may just be settling into your child’s senior year, but as you well know, college will be here before you know it.
Here’s what happened when I started outsourcing — and why I’m never going back.
It’s no secret that having a baby is expensive. In fact, for a baby born in 2017, parents can expect to spend an average of $14,260 each year.
Last year my husband and I were diligently searching for a school to send our daughter to. One thing I didn’t think to ask about was the schools’ approaches to teaching kids about money.
“Ohhh, I have to hide these shopping bags, my husband is going to kill me!” my friend said, her arms laden with her latest haul.
It was a month before my freshman year of college was set to begin, and I was stuck.
When your child starts college this fall, he will be launching a whole new life — socially, academically, and, yes, financially.
Brace yourself. The cost of college is expected to double in the next ten years.
Summer is coming to a close, and it’s time to start thinking about getting the kids ready to head back to school. For many of us, that means spending money.
Last year I went to my first work conference since I began freelancing full-time when my daughter was born three years ago.
When I was 15 years old, shortly after I started my first job as a lifeguard, my dad took me to the bank to open my first checking account.
I have always enjoyed keeping a very detailed account of my finances. I even have all of my budget worksheets dating back to 2006 when I first started college. For me, tracking my financial journey helps keep me motivated to…
Bringing a baby into the world is a joyous and often overwhelming experience for parents. Here's how to prepare financially.
Last week I logged onto my mobile banking app to move some money from my savings account into my checking account. An alert popped up telling me I had exceeded my monthly transfer limit.