babies

Savings Experiment: Diapers

Once you discover how much diapers cost, you may want to fasten your baby to a clothing line to drip-dry. Luckily, there are easy ways to save money on diapers.

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.

10 Financial Planning Tips for New Parents

The stork has arrived, bringing a beautiful baby girl or boy into your life. It also brought a ready-made drain on your wallet. The list of costs is seemingly endless: diapers, health care, child care, education, clothing, and much more. Here are some family-planning tips to keep your finances from interfering in the joy of parenting.

Diapers Prices Rising

My youngest sister, the last of our large family clan to have children, is pregnant with her first baby and is due this summer. But I worry about...

Breastfeeding Could Save Billions of Dollars, Hundreds of Lives

Sometimes, doing the simplest things can save not only money, but lives. A recent study published in Pediatrics found that the low level of breastfeeding in the U.S. is costing the country at least $13 billion each year, with nearly all of the cost related to infant illnesses and deaths.

Octuplets mom, parents: Who will pay?

The mother of the surprise octuplet babies, it turns out, has no involved partner -- their dad was sperm donor but is not actively involved in their...