Kids & Money

The cost of bringing up baby

According to an annual survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income family an average $245,340 until age 18. That’s up 1.8 percent from 2012..

Kids & Money

Steer clear of financial aid fraudsters

Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college application deadlines just months away, this is prime time for thieves to make their pitches to a fresh batch of targets.

Kids & Money

Thrifty is nifty for kindergarten parents

While many families start planning early for how they’ll pay for the college years, there’s not a lot of conversation about covering the costs associated with the early school years, particularly among parents experiencing this for the first time.

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