Bringing children into the world is an extremely rewarding prospect, but it’s also an expensive one. As such, you’d think parents would struggle to retain money after introducing kids into the mix. But actually, 34% of parents say they started investing more money after having children, according to data from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave.
Here’s the stark reality: Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth grade will end up in jail or on welfare. And, the Commission on Reading has found that introducing a child to books before starting school is the single most significant factor influencing their early educational success. So, books
It’s important to teach kids the concept of money early on. Here’s how to do it. Sawitree Pamee / EyeEm via Getty Images In a world of credit cards, online banking, tax codes, investments and retirement plans, keeping up with money can be tough for adults, and even more so for kids. So, for the
With the rising cost of school supplies, clothing, backpacks, and other items to get your children ready for school, finding a way to save money is a relief. One of the best ways to do that with your school-age children is packing their lunch. Below you’ll find 10 back-to-school lunch ideas that will save you
Back-to-school shopping can get expensive fast. On one hand, you think you’re just buying pens, pencils, and notebooks, but everything adds up. Clothes can also be pricey even with the sales and discounts especially if you’re purchasing a whole new fall wardrobe. For parents who wind up spending a few hundred dollars each year during
Most parents would agree that when it comes to raising children, the old adage “the days are long, but the years are short” rings true. It also applies when we look at education funding. You can’t start saving too soon when it comes to college, since age 18 may be here before you know it.