Family Finances

School's out; Canadian Parrot wins Olympic-sized gamble

Feb 10, 2018

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot gambled on himself and won when he asked his parents for a loan to fund his budding career rather than go to college

Smart money moves for black Americans in financial distress

Feb 1, 2018

These steps can help get financially challenged American households back on solid footing

In response to Trump, Democrats argue for middle class

Jan 31, 2018

Democrats rebut Trump's State of the Union message by arguing they are paying more attention to middle class

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

Jan 21, 2018

Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs

Jan 12, 2018

Walmart to boost starting salary for US workers, but also closing dozens of Sam's Clubs nationwide

Some states struggle to make preschool available to everyone

Dec 26, 2017

Advocates say more public preschool programs are needed to address what they call an alarming increase in child care costs

Liz Weston: When good money advice is bad for you

Nov 20, 2017

One size does not fit all when it comes to financial advice. Good advice for families with robust incomes can backfire for average folks

Yes, you can save for college and retirement

Nov 14, 2017

Young parents are often torn between two savings goals: college for their kids and their own retirement

The Latest: Panel blocks bigger benefits for raising kids

Nov 8, 2017

The House Ways and Means Committee has blocked Democratic efforts to provide bigger tax benefits for parents' costs of raising children and adopting kids

Changes to House tax bill on child care benefits, credits

Nov 7, 2017

The House's tax-writing committee has revised provisions on child care benefits and credits for working Americans in the GOP tax overhaul

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