As kids returned to school this week I could feel the sense of relief in the air and it caused me to once again question how full-time working parents manage child minding in the school holidays.
Negotiating money and finances in a new relationship is tricky enough, but doubly so when you have dependent children to bring into the mix.
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).
From shopping smart to taking care of your clothes, we've got 92 easy ways to save more money, fast.
What is the traffic like around your child's school? For many, it is pretty dire. But is this the right solution?
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.
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.
Australia's poorest families are regularly skipping meals and avoiding basic health care because they cannot afford it.
Salary sacrificing is perhaps the easiest way to minimise what the Australian Taxation Office takes.
Low income families will be hit the hardest by the federal government's budget cuts finds a new analysis.
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.