Child Care

Child Care on a Budget

Babysitting is a pricey, but necessary service. Here are a few ways you can reduce the cost of child care without compromising on quality.

What Yahoo's 'No Remote Work' Policy Will Cost Its Employees?

With Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer mandating that all her employees start working in the office, many of Yahoo's former telecommuters will be hit with significant new expenses -- especially those who are parents. We've done some back-of-the-envelope calculations to see how much of a hit they'll take.

What Kate's Royal Pregnancy Is Reminding Us About Raising Kids

The announcement of Kate Middleton's pregnancy this week was joyous for the Windsor family and royal-watchers alike. But all the fuss around the story hides an uncomfortable truth: For many of us, having an heir is getting unaffordably expensive and folks feeling the pinch are putting it off.

Ladies: Don't Plan for Your Retirement Like a Man

When it comes to retirement planning, women face a set of gender-specific financial challenges that require intensive effort to overcome. Here's a look at these obstacles, and what women can do to avoid getting tripped up by them.

Financial Tradeoffs Parents are Making for Their Families

Every parent knows that children aren't cheap. The average cost of raising a family has grown higher than ever, and parents are making some sacrifices to pay it. Here are some of the common tradeoffs new mothers and fathers are making.

Free Money! Make Pretax Deductions Work for You

You can't clip coupons or bargain shop for many of your biggest household expenses -- but what if there was a way to get a discount? There is: You can often deduct money from your paycheck and allocate it for basic expenses like child care, transportation and tuition.

Heading for a Divorce? Determine Your Post-Split Expenses

It's certainly not easy, but for those who can do it, calculating expenses jointly helps clarify points in the negotiation that should be acceptable to both parties. And any post-divorce expenses will need to consider all manner of child care costs.

Another Victim of the Great Recession: Child Support Payments

These payments fell in 2009 for first time in the U.S. in more than three decades, and while the official government report for fiscal 2010 won't be out for months, it's likely that it, too, saw that downward trend continue. Stubbornly high unemployment is the primary culprit.