money

Science Says: Your Pregnancy Can Predict the Future

By kara

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we obviously all have economics on the brain… Wait, that isn’t what you think of when you hear the word “mom”? Weird. Because it looks like motherhood is one of the best indicators of a healthy or lagging economy—here’s why. When people ... Read More

Want to Buy Happiness? Science Says Fork Over $95k

By kara

The exact amount varies around the world, but according to new research, the ideal annual income as it relates to an individual’s overall life satisfaction is $95k. Any more or any less, and you may be singing a different tune. Data for the study was pulled from the Gallup World Poll, with o... Read More

5 Ways To Teach Kids About Money

By Guest Post

By Kathleen Grace Teaching your children about money is really the same as good parenting. There are two important things you need to do to increase your likelihood of raising a financially savvy child. First and most importantly, model good financial behavior for your children. From a very young... Read More

10 U.S. Destinations With The Highest Taxes

By MiniTime

You may think you scored a deal on your hotel and rental car—but have you really come out ahead? In some popular destinations, tourism taxes are adding big bucks to your daily vacation spend. Minneapolis charges a higher car rental t... Read More

SmartyPig.com – The Savings Account for the Social Mom

By Amy Allen Johnson

With the holidays around the corner and the Back-To-School nickel-and-dime fest fresh in my mind, I'm slightly obsessed with our family's cash flow.  Perfect time to launch a big savings goal, right? I'm the first to admit that I'm the Primary Spender in our household. So how can a socially-enga... Read More

Origami Money

By Erica Fehrman

There's someone in every family who'd rather have cash as a gift, and I get that.  We have a sweet teenage boy in our family who will say thank you and enjoy anything, like these gifts from our Today's Mama Teen Gift Guide, but I know he loves to combine cash to pay for his car needs and big-ticket... Read More

Father’s Day Gift – One Share

By Amy Allen Johnson

Need a Father's Day gift, but have a dad that's impossible to shop for?  Why not give him a share of his favorite company?   One Share is an easy way to buy a framed share of corporate stock. Yes, you'll actually own the stock which means Dad can vote on shareholder ballots, earn a dividen... Read More

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

By Amy Allen Johnson

Would you believe I won "Highest Balance" for 3 weeks in a row in my 5th grade Budgeting & Banking class? Or that at 13, I'd saved enough babysitting money to buy an Epilady?   What had my parents taught me about money?  Are they responsible for the money geek that I've become?  Maybe. So,... Read More

Teaching Financial Literacy To Kids

By Carina

image source One of the most important life skills we can teach our kids is how to be financially literate. Too many parents are either scared, working through their own financial difficulties, or think kids don't need to be burdened with financial matters. I think we owe it to our children to st... Read More

Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money

By Staff

Megan Harris shares: What age is a good age? My questions for this article came when my now 4 year old was about 18 month old. We were at the Grocery check out line and I pulled out my wallet and HE grabbed my card and swiped it through the machine. The cashier asked me how hold he was and I w... Read More