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Our Teen Has No Money Sense, and We're Stretched to the Limit!

Dear AdviceMama, My oldest daughter works and goes to college. My youngest is in high school. She used to have a part-time job, but now she just wants to go school and go out with her boyfriend. She wants us to give her money to buy clot...
The best way to help your daughter is to model financial responsibility by living within your means.

If Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, What Does?

About seven years ago, I was laid off from my job. I was a marketing director at a well-known corporation, and, after a wonderful career there, I ended up with a boss I didn't like who didn't like me back. I'll never forget the day he invited me u...About seven years ago, I was laid off from my job...

When to Start Giving Your Child an Allowance

An allowance can teach kids a lot about money. Credit: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images
Giving kids an allowance has long been associated with also giving them chores, but some say tying a regular sum of money to rewards or punishments can be detri...
Giving kids an allowance has long been associated with also giving them chores, but some say tying a regular sum of money to rewards or punishments can be detrimental to a child's future financial health.

Krazy Coupon Lady Tips: Clipping Coupons Could Put $10,000 Back in Your Wallet

Coupons can help you save big-time if you put in a little work. Credit: Getty Images
Want to save $10,000 a year? Of course you do, and coupon queens Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer want to show you how. After penning their 2009 guide to us...
Want to save $10,000 a year? Of course you do, and coupon queens Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer want to show you how.

Is the Recession a Great Form of Birth Control?

The state of the economy is prompting couples to hold off on having kids. Credit: Getty Images
Money troubles aren't sexy, and some experts suspect that may be the reason the U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row. The Los An...

Would You Buy a "Mud Pie Maker"? For $40?

Hey kids! It's summer! Time to get outside, play in the mud and -- wait! You're doing it all wrong! You need to make PERFECT pies using the newest toy from Little Tykes: The Makin' Mud Pies Kitchen Set. And to think it's only $40! Here -- check ...

Opinion: Sarah Ferguson and Those Bloody Joneses

In case you missed it, here's the scoop -- Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was caught on camera offering access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, in exchange for half a million pounds. The video, titled "Fergie's Dirty Deal" by the fair and b...

Families Spending More on Home Entertainment than Going Out

Staying home with the kids is not that cheap. Credit: c.r.avery, Flickr
American households are spending more money staying in with their electronic gadgets than going out. In fact, we're spending almost $1,000 per person every year on cable TV, I...

Use Recession to Teach Kids Sensible Spending

Are you promoting good money habits? Credit: Guru family, Flickr Just like corporations are using the recession to restructure, you can use it to teach kids that money doesn't grow on trees. Most forecasts say the economy will limp along thi...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money Troubles

Be honest and open when discussing financial hardships. Credit: pfala, Flickr
Very few families are immune to the problems that come with a difficult economic climate. Job loss and cutbacks are making it harder and harder for some parents to make...

Families Cope With Financial Burdens of Austism

The cost of raising an autistic child contributes to parents' stress. Credit: AMagill, Flickr
Parents whose children are diagnosed with autism suffer more than just the emotional burdens of dealing with the condition -- they also face severe fina...

Burned Out at Work? Your Teens May Feel It, Too

A study suggests kids get overwhelmed at school as they watch their parents get overwhelmed at work. Credit: Brandy Shaul, Flickr
Like father, like son.
Turns out that may be particularly true when it comes to burnout. If a father or mother is...

Parents Slow to Cut Spending on Kids

The recession hasn't curbed parents' spending on their kids. Credit: boopsie.daisy, Flickr
Parents trying to weather the recession are cutting back on their own vices, such as alcohol and tobacco, but they aren't willing to spend less on their ki...

Just Say Yes to Cutting Your Parenting Budget

Money-Saving Tips
Rent Your Kids Out "We're not sure if we're ready to have kids," your childless friends say. Budget-minded parents recognize an opportunity when they see one. Take advantage of the free babysitting by "letting" ...

Emily Strange, Sexless Marriages and Ferberizing - Links We Love

Would you Ferberize your baby? Image: sxc.hu
Apparently, those commercials work. Teenage boys are using too much of the male fragrance, Axe. So much so that one school district banned fragrances altogether. -- CafeMom Know a teen looking a fem...

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