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.
Kate Ritchie is one of the prominent Australians fronting a new campaign to get women thinking about their future.
Attracted by family-friendly flexibility and the chance to “be their own boss”, many women are trying their hand at direct selling. But is it all fun and games?
Are youngsters ready to handle the wiles of advertisers and the complexities of 'credit' on a card?
When a group of leaders from girls’ schools across Australia were told boys were paid $13 and girls $9.60, you could hear the collective intake of breath.
Piggy banks are from the dark ages, it's all digital now.
It doesn't matter how much pocket money you give your children, whether they have to do chores to "earn" it, or even if you give it at all.
Flexibility is the key.
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.