It's no secret that raising kids is expensive. Fortunately, parents get a little bit of financial relief every April, thanks to income tax refunds from the IRS.
Americans have largely shaken off the doom and gloom felt during last fall's government shutdown, results of the new Financial Optimism Index show.
Given the poor levels of financial literacy in America, making high schools teach it might sound like a fine idea. There's just one big risk. They may not be qualified.
There's no good way to build a family budget until you start keeping track of spending down to the penny. Yes, it's tedious. Do it anyway.
Parents: Follow this advice to reduce your federal income taxes, make the filing process easier, and set up your children's financial future.
For gay couples, health insurance options run the gamut, mirroring in part the patchwork of state laws governing same-sex marriage that have changed rapidly in recent years.
Columnist Mary Beth Storjohann learned so many life lessons by watching her Italian grandma -- among them, these 3 practical ideas we should all apply to our financial lives.
Life-insurance coverage is important, but finding the right policy can be complicated. Here's what you need to know, in four simple steps.
As a young couple, they were committed to paying off their student debt fast. But they were also living in New York, America's most expensive city.
It's important to have three to six months of living expenses stashed aside for when the unexpected happens, from the bad (being laid off) to the good (a corporate transfer).
For those of us who aren't saving enough for retirement, it could be time to rethink the weekly allowance, a practice that many children and parents take for granted.
If you're aware that bad habits are impacting your finances, but you just can't seem to shake them, the good news is that change can be possible.
In 2011, one couple found themselves $40,000 in debt and expecting a baby. Here's how they eradicated their debt -- and the important lessons they learned along the way.
Disney just rolled out FastPass , with kiosks that let you reserve spots on up to three rides at a time. That's cool. But guess whose always at the head of the FastPass line.
Feeling pulled in too many different directions when it comes to saving money? For help on how to establish priorities based on age, we asked financial advisors to weigh in.