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Learn what you need to know about money and your family from saving strategies to dealing with unexpected expenses. Try our tips and make your budget work.

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No Kids Allowed: The Cost of Attending Adults-Only Weddings
What does it mean when friends want us to be there but somehow can't embrace our new definition of "us"?
3 Ways Parents Can Save On Swim Lessons
Swimming is an important life skill for your kids to learn—but don't let it sink your wallet. Here are tips to make swim lessons more affordable.
4 Ways to Stretch Your Homeschooling Budget
Homeschooling is becoming more popular in the United States, as school disruptions continue. Here's how to make the most of your at-home learning budget, according to parents who've been there.
Why Are So Many Moms Solely Responsible for Child Care Costs?
If you're a mom in a relationship with your baby's father—say married, partnered, living together, etc.—I want to ask: Why is it only up to you to take care of the kids?
Borrowing and Loaning Money With Family Members: How to Make Intrafamily Loans Work for a Mortgage
Making an intrafamily mortgage successful for everyone involved takes due diligence. Here, real estate experts share how to lend to or from your own parent or child in order to buy a home.
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Planning to Foster a Child for the First Time? Here's What You Need to Know About Managing Finances
Planning home visits and getting licensed is a necessary but time-consuming process, and soon-to-be foster parents need to be prepared—physically, emotionally, and financially. 
How to Save Money for a House
Amassing enough money for a down payment can be a daunting task for anyone but particularly for families who juggle a variety of competing demands on the family budget.
6 Strategies Real Parents Use to Manage the Cost of Child Care

The skyrocketing costs of child care put a strain on nearly every family's budget. But these tips from real working parents can help you navigate this financial burden.