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Claiming the Child Tax Credit – Everything You Need to Know...

Raising a child isn’t cheap. Fortunately, there are several tax deductions and credits available to parents with dependents. And the child tax credit has an important update parents should know about in 2021 — advance child tax credits that give you the money you need now instead of at tax time.
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17 Money-Saving Tips for Families on a Budget

If you want to save more money, it can help to take a wide-angle look at your family finances and examine your spending habits up close. Adopting more frugal practices and finding ways to cut back on your most significant expenses means extra money in your pocket. These tips can help.
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How to Use Play to Teach Your Kids Lessons About Money

Kids are built for playing. And parents can use that to their advantage to teach children about financial independence and money concepts like saving, budgeting, investing, and using bank accounts. These structured and unstructured play ideas can help.
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12-Step Guide to Renting Out a Room in Your House Legally

Bringing on a housemate can help you make ends meet or supercharge your savings rate. Housemates aren’t just a last resort — with a few simple guidelines, you can make the experience all upside. Follow these steps to renting out a room in your house and use your home as an extra source of income.
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25 Home Depot Shopping Tips & Tricks to Save Money

Whether you’re tackling a major renovation or small DIY project, Home Depot has you covered. And there are tons of coupons, deals, and programs to help you save money at America’s largest home improvement superstore. Use these Home Depot hacks to slash your expenses on everything from paint to plants to lumber.
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How to Save Money on Wedding Photographers & Videographers

The average cost of an American wedding is almost $30,000, and wedding photography and videography account for a whopping 15% of the total. If you're fretting about how you're going to pay for them, use these tips for getting less expensive professional wedding photography and videography.
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10 Best Bank Accounts for Kids Under 18 (Checking & Savings)...

Opening a bank account for your kids and becoming a joint account holder is a great way to teach kids basic money management skills like budgeting, saving, and setting long-term financial goals. We round up the best checking and savings accounts for kids under age 18.
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How to Save on Home Air Conditioning & Energy Costs in...

On a blazing July day with the temperature in the high double or triple digits, it can be tempting to stay indoors all day with the air conditioner cranked up. Unfortunately, air-conditioned comfort comes with a high price tag. But there are ways to reduce that cost.
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How to Negotiate Lower Prices With Contractors to Save Money

When it comes to hiring a contractor for home repairs or renovations, getting a reasonable price for quality work finished on schedule doesn’t have to be a nightmare. The tricks are preparation and negotiation. These tips for negotiating with contractors will ensure you never get overcharged again.
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How to Write and Update a Will – The Process You...

Estate planning isn’t always top of mind. But it is something you should look into sooner than later, especially if you have children. Writing your will and keeping it up to date are the best ways to define who you want to leave your assets to. This is what you need to know.
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8 Financial Accounts to Open for Your Child to Create Lifelong...

If you want your kids to grow into wealthy, financially literate adults, you’re going to have to teach them about money. Here are some important accounts you can open on your child’s behalf to help them learn good financial habits.
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How to Save Money on Your Wedding – Guide to Get...

Weddings are one of the biggest — and most expensive — events in many people’s lives. But they don’t have to be. Start your lives together on solid financial footing by setting a reasonable wedding budget and sticking to it. We’ve gathered our best tips on how to do just that.