The joys of raising a child are countless, but with children come responsibilities such as the need to provide clothing, food, health care and an education.
Gerber Life Insurance Company has compiled and compared the cost of raising a child in the U.S. from birth to age 18 in 2013 vs. 1960 – the first year that the United States Department of Agriculture published data on the expenditures on Children by Families. The results, which include the average cost to attend college for one year, may surprise you.
Learning how to manage and prioritize your financial goals can help keep you on track now and help you to gain financial freedom in the future. The following recommendations can help you to manage current bills and expenses while planning long-term:
Introducing color and creativity when preparing school lunches can be a great way to make sure your children look forward to what you have packed in their lunch boxes for this important mid-day meal. Here are a few ideas to help you make school lunches fun:
Saving money is probably on the top of really everybody’s list of priorities, but it’s easier said than done. What with all the television and radio ads, banners on websites and roadside billboards seen on your way to work, it often seems as if we can’t go for more than ten minutes without being pressured into spending hard-earned money.
Whether you’re saving for something big such as a house or your child’s education, or just looking to have extra dollars in your pocket, you can get a head start with the following helpful ideas for saving lunchtime money.