'My ex's new rich girlfriend should help support my son'

'My ex's new rich girlfriend should help support my son'

The mum said this "new, younger girlfriend" has "outright refused and quite rudely stated that my son is not her responsibility and her finances are none of my business.". Do you think it's reasonable to expect your partner's new girlfriend to help support your child?

Should You Pay College Tuition for a Struggling Adult Child?

Should You Pay College Tuition for a Struggling Adult Child?

Whether these parents are also gyms but silent while trying to sweat off their anxieties, engaged in hobbies to distract themselves, out shopping to get a change of scenery, or toiling away in at their jobs to tentatively muster up funds for that next possible tuition payment, they are likely struggling as well.

Aussie parents who owe child support are being banned from travelling

Aussie parents who owe child support are being banned from travelling

A record number of child support dodgers have been stopped from going overseas as part of a $15 million crackdown on parents shirking their obligations. Child support dodgers are being banned from travelling overseas.

Dad's hilarious takedown of breastfeeding shamers

Dad's hilarious takedown of breastfeeding shamers

James wanted his bottle today while we were in a coffee shop, and as soon as I started feeding him a lady came over and told me that my exposed biceps were putting her off her food and that I should put a sweatshirt on.

Why Do People Like Getting Tax Refunds?

Why Do People Like Getting Tax Refunds?

Combine this with the facts that many people don’t know exactly how much they’ll earn by the end of the year and they are averse to owing money to the government, economists have argued that it makes sense to overpay taxes and receive a refund.

Financial Literacy: Learn It, Teach It, and Live It

Financial Literacy: Learn It, Teach It, and Live It

The most important lesson a parent can teach is managing different buckets of money – how some should go into savings, some into spending and some into giving back.

Why Are Parents So Scared About College?

Why Are Parents So Scared About College?

From the perspective of parents, the stakes in their kids’ educational achievement have risen enormously – in a world were only college can provide a safe path to an economically secure and happy existence, parents have every reason to be concerned and to redouble their effort to help their children succeed.

'Virtual kidnapping' is on the rise: Here's how to protect your family

'Virtual kidnapping' is on the rise: Here's how to protect your family

Virtual kidnapping happens when scammers research people on social media and find phone numbers. So say ‘If you have my kid, tell my kid to tell me the secret code word.’ Most of the time if it’s a scam they are not going to know the secret code word,” Payton said.

Is the Pink Tax Ethical?

Is the Pink Tax Ethical?

The question, I’ll try to answer is, is it ethical to charge higher prices for women’s versions of personal care products? First, the very premise on which it is based, that women are willing to pay more than men for personal care products is suspect.

Underspending in Bad Times

Underspending in Bad Times

That is, do people actually spend less money than they should in bad times? In the moderate payments condition, they got 7 oranges on good days and 3 on bad ones.

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

You should not expect that your child will be as interested in organizing possessions as you are, but if you agree on a priority item, and a place to put it, you can have a successful beginning.

To Prevent Mass Shootings, Believe the Women

To Prevent Mass Shootings, Believe the Women

Hence the mantra of the movement: “Believe the Women.” Preventing mass shootings requires much of our society: early intervention and proactive measures concerning those with mental illness in both schools and workplaces; a better understanding of legal options available to authoritative figures when red flags surface; more funding for mental health programs, especially community-based housing options; and an easing of state and federal privacy laws that keep families from participating in treatment and discharge plans and processes.

Babysitter shares texts from horrible mum

Babysitter shares texts from horrible mum

A woman who looked after a stranger’s two children for eight hours has shared a series of text messages she received from the kids’ mother who refused to pay for her babysitting services.

Why Did People Pay $600 For a Pair of $20 Payless Shoes?

Why Did People Pay $600 For a Pair of $20 Payless Shoes?

In this blog post, I want to consider two questions, not about what the Palessi campaign means for marketers, but what it means for consumers: What does the fact that influencers are willing to pay $600 for fake-luxury-branded shoes that are readily available for $20 mean for us normal consumers?

Giving Tuesday: 11 simple acts of kindness for kids

Giving Tuesday: 11 simple acts of kindness for kids

Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to reach out and make someone's life better. Here are just a few of our favorite random acts of kindness that can be done at any time, and don't take a lot of money or effort to pull off.

'My mother-in-law wants to charge us for Christmas lunch'

'My mother-in-law wants to charge us for Christmas lunch'

If we do Christmas with my family, we will share the cost of food or all bring different components of the dinner.

When Parents Pay Money for Adolescent Cooperation

When Parents Pay Money for Adolescent Cooperation

Consider several common categories of parents paying the adolescent for what they want: to accomplish Household Chores, to encourage Academic Effort, and to influence Rule Compliance.

10 things missing from your budget

10 things missing from your budget

If you’re not a clothes horse, you might not spend a lot on what you wear but you still need to budget for it. It’s something you like, but you don’t feel you should spend money on it.

Should 16- and 17-Year-Olds Be Able to Vote?

Should 16- and 17-Year-Olds Be Able to Vote?

Indeed, classrooms that allow youth to cast “mock votes” have teens with higher civic knowledge and intentions to vote in the future (Meirick & Wackman, 2004), and research on Austrian youth shows that lowering the voting age to 16 increased youth political interest (Zeglovits & Zandonella, 2013).