KIDS AND MONEY
Most parents give pocket money to their children, but very few of the kids do anything at all to earn it.
Well, this is a career path we hadn't previously considered (but we are now).
Nicole McDermott From shopping smart to taking care of your clothes, we've got 92 easy ways to save more money, fast.
Patricia Tan I'm actually filled with pants-wetting terror at the thought of re-entering the workforce. And that's why I have to do it.
Children shape their parents' beliefs and preferences, and this has real implications for decision making at the top echelons of corporate companies.
Matthew Knott Free schooling in Australia may no longer exist if the Abbott government decides on radical reform, says green paper.
Catherine Rodie What is the traffic like around your child's school? For many, it is pretty dire. But is this the right solution?
Gary Mortimer If speculation that German discount supermarket, Lidl, is preparing to launch into the Australian market is correct, it will be the biggest shake up in the grocery sector since Aldi's arrival in 2001.
Eryk Bagshaw Governess services are setting up across Sydney as wealthy families in well-heeled suburbs hark back to the aristocracy in search of a "more refined" nanny service.
Marc Moncrief A survey found shoppers would spend $174.97 at Coles and $176.77 at Woolworths on a basket of typical items from leading brands. A basket of equivalent items at Aldi would cost just $87.68.
Rachel Browne Australia's poorest families are regularly skipping meals and avoiding basic health care because they cannot afford it.
John Collett Salary sacrificing is perhaps the easiest way to minimise what the Australian Taxation Office takes.
Gareth Hutchens Low income families will be hit the hardest by the federal government's budget cuts finds a new analysis.
Justine Davies Justine Davies, Finance Editor of canstar.com.au, provides a summary of what this year's Federal Budget might mean for families.
Here is what we know so far about Tuesday's Federal budget.
Michelle Grattan Labor has called on the government to say how it would ensure the quality of child care and protect working conditions in its $246 million two-year pilot scheme to subsidise nannies for shift workers and regional residents.
Charities have urged Australians to donate to earthquake relief efforts after thousands were killed and many more were injured when a 7.9 magnitude quake struck Nepal.
Elana Benjamin Raising children and having a satisfying career seemed to be a problem with no possible solution for Elana Benjamin until it made her reassess what she really wanted.
Rob Crilly Actress and healthy eating advocate takes up challenge of eating on budget of $29 a week and immediately attracts criticism for low calorie diet.
Patricia Tan Although her husband insists that the money he earns belongs to them both, Patricia Tan still can't bring herself to spend it.
Melbourne and Sydney parents fear their out-of-pocket childcare costs could jump if the federal government adopts a recommendation to set benchmark figures.
Amy Joyce We all avoid it but money is probably one of the most important things we can teach our kids if we want them to have a good life.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is hard at work on a "families package". What does this mean? Judith Ireland explains.
Simon Evans Cadbury, the No.1 player in Australia's $2 billion chocolate market, plans to reduce the size of its big-selling family blocks of chocolate by about 10 per cent to save costs.
Kirsty Needham Government funds to NSW private schools are being used to build “extravagant” facilities rather than lowering fees, a Greens MP says.
Rachel Clun A recent study by the Commonwealth Bank has found young children have little understanding of where money actually comes from.
Rachel Clun Connor Gerrard has no experience, but he won't let that get in the way of getting a job.
John Rosemond Psychologist John Rosemond questions the sanity of parents who go over-the-top with extravagant gifts and experiences for their kids.
Megan Blandford Here's my advice after six years of being home with the kids: how to retain a little bit of your sanity (it's the best you can hope for, I'm afraid) as a stay-at-home parent.
Louise Wedgewood This December, give more memorable gifts and avoid the stress and expense of Christmas consumerism.