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.
My children still have jobs to do, we still have a chart that they can tick off, but instead of getting a $5 note for their effort, the end result is that we all have a lot more time to spend as a family.
We've all wondered what we'd do if we won the lottery, but for some families the desire to 'win big' becomes a costly obsession.
How single mother Elena Blanco moved from living from pay day to pay day to feeling financially secure for the first time in her life.
Having a Saturday job can also prevent teenagers from developing a toxic sense of entitlement.
The modern challenges that make it harder to teach your kids about money.
Apps are emerging to address the need for children to learn about the value of digital money, not just cash.
How do we raise children who understand the value of money and know how to get ahead?
Poor David Beckham has revealed he's not quite as wealthy as he used to be, now that he has four children to support.
Is this the best life lesson ever?
It's the question most parents ask themselves at some point: Should I charge my adult working children board or allow them to live at home free so they can accumulate savings?
A Wollongong mum and her teenage son are offering to pick up people needing a lift and drive them to where they need to go, free of charge, but there's one catch.