family finances

  1. Parenting

    Signing up for summer camp: Is it deductible?

    The first time I tried to sign my kids up for summer camp, I was surprised to learn that most of the camps that I was interested in...
  2. Parenting

    Creating accounts for kids: Practical and tax consequences

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    It’s never too early to start saving. Opening a bank or other investment account for your child can be a great way to help her...
  3. Parenting

    The nanny tax diaries: Claiming child care expenses on your taxes

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    No matter where you live, good child care doesn’t come cheap. However by claiming the Child and Dependent Care Credit on your...
  4. Parenting

    Claiming dependents on your taxes

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    At tax time, it can be confusing sorting out all of the folks in your life for purposes of determining who might be a dependent....
  5. Parenting

    Family finances: Opting into dependent care programs

    It’s expensive to raise a child these days. In fact, according to a report from Child Care Aware, it’s more costly to...
  6. Parenting

    Family finances: Using FSAs to fund health care expenses

    Health care costs have increased much more rapidly than wages in recent years, so how can families cope? One option to consider is a...
  7. Parenting

    The new tax picture in 2013

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    What a difference a week makes. After months of “will they or won’t they?” — they did. Both houses of...
  8. Parenting

    Making gifts to children even after the holidays

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    The holiday gift-giving season may be over, but that doesn't mean that we are done giving — especially when it comes to our...
  9. Parenting

    11 Tax changes looming in 2013

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    Will they or won’t they? Taxpayers have been anxiously waiting for Congress to make decisions about cutting tax rates for months....
  10. Finance

    Does joint checking equal a better marriage?

    Do you and your husband share a bank account? If so, do you think it helps or hinders your marriage?
  11. Tips & Advice

    Christmas on a shoestring budget

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    The commercialization of the season causes many parents to start sweating. Enjoy the spirit of the season as a family without...
  12. Finance

    Financial must: Navigating health care costs in 2013

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    SheKnows continues our chat with personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich, and this week she lets us know how to save on...
  13. Finance

    Housewives and finance: Answers to four urgent questions

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    SheKnows sits down with personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich to discuss what housewives need to know about their financial...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Tips for adding to your child's college fund

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    From the time children are born (and even before), parents start worrying about how to pay for college tuition. Through college...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Should you buy life insurance on behalf of your kids?

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    Like many parents, you might be wondering if you should buy life insurance for your kids, or perhaps insurance that can help provide...
  16. Finance

    Finance terms every woman should know

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    Nowadays, more and more women are getting involved with their family's finances instead of leaving it solely to their husbands....
  17. Tips & Advice

    Piggy bank or bank account: Tips for helping your child save

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    Teaching your children about saving money while they're young is a valuable lesson that can help lay the foundation for a solid...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Talking to your kids about family finances

    Though your children don't need to be privy to every detail about your family finances, they need to have a general overview as you...
  19. Parenting

    How to teach your college student to earn free money

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    When some young adults get to college, the temptation to spend grows somewhat exponentially. There’s no one looking over their...
  20. Pregnancy

    Another baby? Maybe!

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    It happens when you least expect it (and usually when your kids have grown out of their baby stage) — you start ogling babies...