No more school, no more books and at least six more weeks to entertain your kids. Summer’s a great time to have family experiences but outings and trips can get expensive. Guest poster Désirée Fawn shares her top 5 and frugal ideas for keeping kids busy.
This week on MoneyWise, we’re all about moving on up – what changes can you make to your home, finances and savings to get ahead this spring? Read on for this week’s lineup!
For many Canadians, affording a second baby – and moving to a home with more space for their growing family – is a big challenge. In Canada’s hottest housing markets, buying a larger home isn’t always possible – but you do have options.
Wondering how to save for retirement as a stay at home parent? It can be a challenge to commit to savings with only one income. This mom shares her stay-at-home strategy.
Having a baby can be financially challenging – but does it mean putting your retirement savings plan on the backburner? Here’s how to do both.
Expanding your family? Don’t forget to create your baby budget. Check out our tips, from newborn necessities to saving for college.
Preparing financially for parenthood can be made more challenging with a maternity leave pay cut. Here’s how to navigate the system and prepare your mat leave budget.
Starting a family is a big deal for your life, your body and your pocketbook. Taking some time off to raise a child, fortunately, is protected by law in Canada, as is your right to have a small income while you’re caring for your baby. However, taking a maternal or parental leave means navigating a complex system full of paperwork, federal and provincial law, and rules that can be hard to understand.
There’s no way around it – kids are expensive! Fortunately you can counter those first-year costs by begging and borrowing for clothes, toys and equipment. When it comes to saving on stuff for baby, never be afraid to ask for help!