cost of children

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.

Stinky Situation: The High Cost of Pricey Diapers

Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble -- America's diaper duopolists -- are making good on their threats to increase prices on diapers and baby wipes. They're putting the pinch on parents, and making it hard to keep up with the rising cost of bringing up baby.

Why Women Are Just Financially Stressed Out

Women have a tendency to be labeled as worrywarts, and a recent financial survey seems to support that view. When it comes to financial stress, women are three times more likely to feel overwhelmed by their situations than men, according to Financial Finesse.