Category: Money

Teaching Kids About Saving Money This Summer

Ah, sweet summertime! 

The kids are out of school and hitting the streets for months of sunshine and fun.

But the days of running through the neighborhoods with friends until the street lamps come on is quickly slipping by; kids today are looking for newer, more expensive ways to enjoy their summer break.

From pricey vacations to buying the latest video games to camp out in the living room with, summer tends to bring even higher demand for spending than the rest of the year.

Luckily, there are tons of ways to keep the kids happy without breaking the bank.

5 Strategies to Help You Budget as a Single Parent

Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys.

However, when you’re the head of a single-parent household, parenthood can feel a little more overwhelming, especially when it comes to finances.

Fortunately, creating a budget isn’t something you have to avoid.

Here are five strategies to help you budget as a single parent.

4 Ways I Slashed Expenses by Being a Work-at-Home Mom

To say leaving the workforce as the breadwinner of our family to become a stay-at-home mom was tough on our bank account is an understatement.

I was bringing home 60% of our family income and carrying our family health insurance.

But when something pulls at your heart day after day, you can only ignore it for so long before you finally do something about it.

How to Teach Your Kids About Money Every Day

Do you feel uncomfortable and awkward about teaching your kids about money?

Do you find it hard to broach money topics to them in your daily life?

You’re not alone. My parents hardly ever talked about money in my presence. Because of this, I didn’t know how to manage my money wisely.

How to Adapt to Life as a Working Mom

In the spring of 2013, while on maternity leave, I decided to read the highly anticipated Lean In by former Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg.

My husband thought that I would be dying to read it so he secretly gifted it to my iPad which was very sweet and forced me to overlook the comments he made about my love for all things “girl power.”

I was excited to read it because of all the press it received before it even hit the stores. My expectations were high despite not really knowing what the tone would be.