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Jan 28, 2014 12:23PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Many parents-to-be won't even consider cloth nappies. If that's you, use these tactics to avoid, uh, waste.

Dec 17, 2013 2:07PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Share a nanny, start a co-op, and weigh the costs and benefits of staying home, plus seven more ways to make child care more manageable.

Nov 8, 2013 12:08PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

A new report finds that in many states, a year of college at a public school is cheaper than a year of infant child care.

Aug 28, 2013 10:58AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

A Bentley convertible or a kid? If you believe what you read in the media, they're about the same price. But here's why you shouldn't always believe what you see.

Aug 23, 2013 10:55AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Planning and teamwork are essential before one partner leaves paid employment to take care of a child or children at home. Here's how to prepare.

Aug 15, 2013 7:01PM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

With the average cost of full-time day care for a 4-year-old approaching the cost of college tuition, families are desperate to find affordable options.

Aug 14, 2013 1:55AM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

Depending your income level, you'll spend anywhere from $173,490 to nearly $400k from infancy to age 18, a report says.

May 6, 2013 6:53PM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

Hiring a neighbor teen to watch your kids this summer? Budget an additional 10% for federal and state taxes -- and that goes for in-home care the rest of the year, too.

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