Budgeting

A dollar here, a dollar there ... it all counts. Whether it's learning to drive economically, handling your bonds or building a strategy to be a millionaire, we've got information in our Budgeting channel.

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Buying life insurance is a subject many people want to avoid. However, when children are a part of your life, it's necessary for protecting their security. Here are some tips for finding the best life insurance for your family.

By Stefani Newman

You might be worried about getting your child his or her first cell phone, but choosing the right cell phone and plan can help alleviate some of your fears. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Vacation travel is up, and there's no need for you to miss out on the fun. We'll show you 10 ways to save money booking your next adventure.

By Sara Elliott

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You could spend a small fortune outfitting your family in sports gear, but we think there's a better way.

By Emilie Sennebogen

It always seems to cost more to eat healthy; which to some doesn't make much sense. But we'll break it down and tell you why organic food is more expensive.

By Sara Elliott

Choosing the right health insurance policy is one of the most important things you can do for your family. We'll show you how.

By Danielle Fisher

Video game ratings are a lot like movie ratings. They let parents know what content is appropriate for their kids and at what age. But who decides on the ratings -- and can we trust them? And what about video game violence?

By Caitlin Uttley

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Like everything else, kids need furniture that's made just for them. And while they may focus on style, there are many other things you have to keep in mind, too.

By Sara Elliott

Shopping for clothing can be ridiculously expensive -- especially if you're looking for trendy designer stuff. But do you have to pay full price for it? We have some tips to help you avoid the retail markup.

By Marie Willsey

The family activities at home used to revolve around the dinner table or the television, but no more. Today, everyone tends to gather around the computer, but how do you find one to fit all of your family's needs?

By Stephanie Watson

We spend a good portion of our lives on them, but most of us don't stop to consider our mattresses very often. However, when it comes time to go buy a new one, there's a lot to look (and look out) for.

By Ellen Stockstill

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Between tickets, parking and baggage fees, flying the friendly skies isn't so friendly for your family's travel budget. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can employ to save megabucks on your next big-ticket vacation.

By Alia Hoyt

Wrangling for the best deal is all but expected when shopping these days, and that includes online. We'll tell you how to earn rewards on what you buy.

By Sara Elliott

We've compiled the ultimate household goods shopping list! It's full of everything you and your family need, from cookware to computer essentials.

By Natalie Kilgore

Clothing and accessories can get expensive, especially if you crave designer labels. But fret not; shopping consignment is a great way to get what you love and save some money at the same time.

By Jessica Willis

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Need a way to update your look without spending a dime? We'll show you how to revive your wardrobe by hosting a clothing and accessories swap that all your friends will want to attend.

By Natalie Kilgore

Between the early rising and intense crowds, it's no wonder many shoppers skip out on Black Friday. But shopping on Cyber Monday instead can result in bigger savings.

By Jessika Toothman & Kathryn Whitbourne

Raising kids can be outrageously expensive, but if you plan ahead and get creative, you can cut some of those costs out of your budget.

By Emilie Sennebogen

There's a reason so many new parents struggle to make ends meet. Luckily, there are ways to stretch your dollars when it comes to babies and the pricy products that help us care for them.

By Jessica Willis

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Holiday décor can be a strain on the wallet, but it doesn't have to be. What are some strategies for decorating your home without blowing your whole holiday savings?

By Julia Layton

Taking just a few minutes to think about your holiday shopping will help you avoid the last-minute panic that can lead to overspending. Here are 10 ways to make your gift-giving process less stressful and a whole lot more budget-friendly.

By Alison Cooper

On top of housing, food and activities, families have to reserve a chunk of their budget for clothing. How much does the average family spend to stay clothed?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Some people are perfectly happy shopping at discount stores. Those with decidedly designer tastes, however, will appreciate these tips and tricks that'll help save money on name-brand purchases.

By Alia Hoyt

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As people begin to forgo credit, some are taking another look at that dinosaur of the '70s and '80s: layaway. The good news? Layaway has thoroughly entered the 21st century world of online shopping.

By Julia Layton

Rewards cards can be a great way to save money, but there may be some hidden costs you aren't aware of, too.

By Sara Elliott