The Financial Upside to Buying Your Kid an iPad

How does this savvy business journalist justify buying a new iPad for an 11-year-old? Three ways that are educational, one way that's parental, and one -- believe it or not -- that's essentially financial.

Swearing in Wal-Mart, let's outlaw it

A customer at Wal-Mart, Kathryn Fridge, 29, was arrested after uttering the "F word" in front of her 2 year old daughter when she couldn't find what...

Is having children worth the cost?

BusinessWeek's Karyn McCormack laments the cost of raising children -- pegged at around $289,000 for the first 18 years of a child's life if you're...