What Is The Real Cost Of Raising Kids?

What Is The Real Cost Of Raising Kids?

By Brett Graff, The Home Economist and the author of Not Buying It: Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids. Follow her at @BrettGraff. Don’t shoot the messenger here because it’s the government (not the well-meaning financial bloggers) who calculate the cost of raising kids from birth to age 17. So yes, this year’s total(…)

Why Kids Shouldn’t Specialize In Just One Sport

Why Kids Shouldn’t Specialize In Just One Sport

By Vicki Little Whether you have one child or five, it doesn’t matter — life is hectic. Everyone has so many activities and appointments that the family calendar is rarely open. Often kids need to choose between activities because there simply isn’t enough time to fit it all in. Ideally, everything should synchronize: Take the summer off from(…)

Bookmark It: 2017 National Park Free Days

Bookmark It: 2017 National Park Free Days

By Vicki Little These days it takes something pretty amazing to pull people’s attention away from their screens. Luckily nature has provided us with the perfect alternative entertainment in the form of beautiful scenery, sparkling lakes, and majestic animals. Even better, these family-friendly places have enough room for the crowds on free days! So get(…)

How To Stay On Budget And Still Enjoy Organic Produce

How To Stay On Budget And Still Enjoy Organic Produce

By Vicki Little These days, it seems like everyone is “going organic” when they buy produce. While most people believe that organic foods (produce in particular) offers greater health benefits and better quality/flavor than conventional foods,  the price tag of organic food can be a major deterrent. Many people simply glance at higher prices and walk on by. But the truth is,(…)