Couple getting advice from college Financial Aid Officer

Parents: Stop Taking Parent Loans for Your Kids’ College Education

You’re a parent and you are responsible to take care of your child financially. But you are equally responsible to

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17 Ways to Use Baby Wipes That Don’t Require a Baby

Recently, in my never-ending quest to organize my home, I came across the  half-full case of baby wipes I’d purchased

Back-to-School Clothes Shopping or How I Bought $207 in School Uniforms But Paid Only $87

It’s been a few years since I’ve endured back-to-school shopping, all-school fundraisers, and parent-teacher conferences. Still, for me, the end

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Values are More Often Caught than Taught—Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Bents, characteristics, abilities, and tendencies are the conduits through which you can pass your values to your kids. But exactly

Using a smartphone to find a treasure is an activity known as geocaching

Free Stuff to Do With Kids This Summer

Got more time than money for family entertainment this summer? No problem. There are lots of things you can do

A Money Lesson for Kids

Don’t assume your kids are going to learn about how to manage money well in school. There is a growing

How to Maintain a Reasonable Toy Inventory and Other Great Reader Tips

If you have kids, you might be dreading how many new toys you’re going to have to find room for

5 Key Motivators That Influence Teens

They want independence and freedom; you want them to take responsibility for their actions. They want decision-making power; you want

Back-to-School Clothes Shopping

Your money is limited and time is short. Here is my best advice to make sure back-to-school clothes shopping doesn’t

Parents’ Financial Decisions and Their Adult Children

Parents of adult children may believe it’s none of their kids’ business how they handle their finances and what they do

5 Reasons to Give Kids an Allowance

At the foundation of your children’s financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is not the amount of money

20 Best Learning Toys for the Kids

Learning toys do more than sit there and entertain—they stimulate and teach kids important skills like critical thinking, problem solving, logic and

Watermelon, Every Kid’s Favorite Vegetable

That’s right. Watermelon is a vegetable, not fruit. But don’t tell the kids. Watermelon contains many important vitamins and

The Best Inexpensive Double Stroller

There are few joys in life that rival the joy that children bring. But nothing has surprised me more than

How to Beat the College Debt Trap Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Over the holidays, I was chatting with my sister-in-law, a financial advisor with a highly respected Fortune 100 financial services

Whose Kids Know How to Turn Off Lights?

I got a good chuckle when I received today’s first reader tip from “Dad.” For a split second there I

Secrets of Stress-Free Vacations with Kids

Family vacations can be either delightful or disastrous—it depends greatly on your attitude and the care you devote

Get Your Kids on the Road to Financial Independence

Have teens? Are they always hitting you up for money? The next time they come sweetly beseeching you

How to Protect the Kids From Identity Theft

Dear Mary: I have been following your column for years. My husband and I recently signed up for

Best Toys for Kids Ages 3 to 7

I saw the most amazing thing recently. A little girl I’m guessing to be about 2-years-old, reached for her daddy’s iPhone,