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The best cities for working moms

Moms across the country face a delicate balancing act between their work and family life. Luckily, some cities make it far easier than others.

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How to get your kid into an elite preschool

Elite preschool, so-called Baby Ivies, only have a few spots. Here’s how your kid can navigate the admissions process.

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High child care costs put strain on American families in every state

Can you afford child care in your state? Haven Life evaluated the cost of child care across the U.S. and how those costs compare to typical family incomes.

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6 things CPAs wish you would do for tax season

CPAs tell us what they want their clients to do to set themselves up for a better tax season, now and for next year.

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How to get your kids into a great daycare

Long before college applications are due and before you shop private schools, you’ll probably want to get your child into a daycare your family loves. Learn from a dad who’s been through the process.

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Throw a family-friendly Big Game party for kids of any age

This comprehensive guide helps you prepare a football watching party for kids of any age whether they are newborns, toddlers, elementary schoolers, tweens or teens.

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The 2019 checklist for busy parents

These are the five tasks we think are most important for busy parents to prioritize in the New Year.

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How to find the right 529 college savings plan for your kids

Pro tips for differentiating between the many 529 savings plans that are available to families who want to proactively save for their children’s education.

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The 2019 financial checklist for new parents

Eleven financial moves that new parents should check off when welcoming a new baby. A simple checklist for new parents or soon-to-be parents.

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New pet financial checklist

For some people, pets are like children. You don’t need a college fund for Fluffy, but you might want to consider the financial aspects of pet parenting.

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