The average expected spending this year for families with kids in grades K-12 is $688. It's $907 for college kids.
Productivity experts predict that the London Games could result in a summer slowdown perhaps unlike any other in history.
Even fifth-graders realize that adults are uncomfortable discussing how much they make and how much they're worth.
By one dad's account, the government's calculation of the cost to raise a child is absurdly low.
If you want to save money these days, you have to move into the city. Crazy, but true.
It's not uncommon to turn down an invitation to be in a friend's bridal party, considering how much it can cost.
Sometimes you don't get what you think you're paying for.
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