Let’s face it – kids are expensive! In fact, one recent study found one kiddo can cost up to $250,000 to raise to the age of 18… and that’s not including college costs. Debt.com helps parents avoid common financial pitfalls caused by raising kids so you can stay on budget and achieve your financial goals as a family.
December 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Parents are underestimating the cost of college for their children by tens of thousands (and sometimes hundreds of thousands) of dollars.
November 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Parents with budgets are more likely to shop online rather than in-store to avoid impulse buys.
November 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
We’re still not teaching our children what they need to know about money.
October 4, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
She strongly advocates educating your children about money early.
October 4, 2017 | Steve Rhode
A reader earns only $11,000 a year, but she’s being garnished $300 a month.
September 11, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
They’ll also (literally) drive you into the poor house.
August 18, 2017 | Joe Pye
They’re the furthest from retirement, but it’s still one of their main goals.
August 14, 2017 | Joe Pye
For the first time in a decade, scholarships and grants cover a third of college costs.
August 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Trust me, you’ll never guess what it is.
August 7, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Named Stuart, Anna or Peter? You’re more likely to have a higher home value.
July 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most Americans think planning their own funerals is important, but most aren’t actually doing it.
July 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn
More than half of parents shop with a back-to-school budget and expect a rise in expenses this year. But parents are working the extra expenses into their budget.
July 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Kindergarten through college will cost consumers nearly $73 billion this back-to-school season, with college being roughly two-thirds of that.
July 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Group had less help from parents, learned more on their own than their more successful counterparts.
July 11, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Even though parents want to have a conversation, bad habits are passed down through generations
July 5, 2017 | Gregory Cox
21 years later, 529 plans get no respect — even though they save on taxes, too.
June 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.
June 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Women are still primary caregivers, still earn less than their male counterparts, and still don’t believe they are financially ready for retirement.
June 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know how to stop being financially responsible for someone else’s debt.
June 9, 2017 | Money Talks News
You may not shed your mortal coil for many years, but do this NOW.
June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye
College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.
May 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Moms claim that financial stress affects their relationships with their kids and husbands.
May 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most entrepreneurial moms are still the primary caretakers of their families, but that hasn’t stopped them from leading hugely successful careers.
May 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most moms say their adult children aren’t ready to live on their own and only one-third of young adults are looking to move out of their parent’s house.
May 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Moms are about to get royally spoiled this Mother’s Day, as spending is going to hit an all-time high.
May 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn
As college costs continue to grow, graduates should refinance their loans sooner to lower interest rates, which means you could pay off your loan sooner.
May 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Are kids today financially smarter than previous generations?
May 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The national average for babysitting is nearly $14 an hour while minimum wage workers are still making $7.25 an hour.
April 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn
You probably don’t know enough about financial literacy, and your parents are to blame for it.
April 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn
What do young kids spend all their money on? And how are they making that money in the first place?
April 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.
April 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
When elder relatives get financially abused, caregivers struggle to keep them afloat.
April 4, 2017 | Joe Pye
Tuition increases don’t affect school enrollment – if anything, they make schools seem more valuable.
March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.
March 3, 2017 | Money Talks News
Here’s what to say when a relative or friend hits you up for a loan.
January 26, 2017 | John Rampton
If you do, they’ll grow up better human beings, even if they never become an entrepreneur.
January 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Grandparents that are more willing to help out are saving their millennial children tens of thousands of dollars a year in child-rearing.
January 23, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony
Two couples share their advice for coping with added expenses of a new bundle of joy.
December 15, 2016 | Michelle Bryan
Ryan Lochte’s fiancee is pregnant. How is the money-savvy couple handling it?
November 16, 2016 | Steve Rhode
A reader is worried that her ex sent her son to a pricey college without telling her.
October 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most parents check their kid’s candy before letting them eat it, also so they can eat it
October 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Women who take career breaks could face a retirement savings shortfall of nearly $1.3 million.
October 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A mother has the money to lend her daughter for a jewelry business, but she’s not sure it’s a good idea.
September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.
September 20, 2016 | Debt.com
It’s their dependency on their parents for financial decisions.
September 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Income is last on the list for what young people want out of work, and it’s affecting how they interpret the value of money.
September 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Focus on the parents first, then persuade them to teach their children.
September 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to help her son start a pool-cleaning service, but he refuses to let her.
August 31, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to convince her parents that her boyfriend shouldn’t be judged on his lack of money.
August 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.