Your child, in dollars and cents

Aug 24, 2012
There's no way to estimate the returns on a hug from your son or an afternoon of baking cookies with your brood, but the USDA was able to estimate how much a child takes out of your bank account.
Posted In: children, spending, Housing, Education

Finding your dream babysitter

Aug 24, 2012
The search for your soulmate and the perfect babysitter have some surprising parallels.
Posted In: Babysitters, spending, children, family

Secondhand shopping for baby

Aug 24, 2012
A stroller, a crib, clothes for a kid who may not be the same size next week are among the many items parents need to purchase for their new baby. Buying secondhand can be easier on the wallet. Learn what is safe -- and unsafe -- to buy secondhand for junior.
Posted In: children, secondhand, shopping, spending

A richer life with no kids

Aug 24, 2012
A married man in his forties reflects on his choice to not have children.
Posted In: children, marriage, Savings, spending

Websites accused of collecting kids' online data

Aug 23, 2012
A group of consumer advocate organization says some big name companies are violating kids' online privacy laws.
Posted In: Tech, online privacy, privacy, children

Summer camp for young techies

Aug 3, 2012
Throw another app on the campfire. Kids are crowding into computer camps hoping to be the next Steve Jobs.
Posted In: summer, technology, children

To pay or not to pay your kids?

Jun 15, 2012
A father tackles the difficult question of how to dole out allowance to his children.
Posted In: Commentaries, children, allowance, Personal Finance

For teaching her kid money smarts

Jun 15, 2012
A Nebraska mother wins this week's Piggy Award for sharing how she taught her now-adult daughter how to save and spend.
Posted In: children, Saving, spending, Personal Finance

The cost of raising kids

Jun 15, 2012
Top earners are able to spend more, boosting their children's odds for future success.
Posted In: baby, children, family, family finances

Bigger, faster, stronger: The rising cost of youth sports

May 11, 2012
Tess talks to author Mark Hyman about the arms race to give our kids an advantage on the playing field.
Posted In: children, Sports, spending