Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit: What Families Need to Know About Filing

Families can cut their child care costs by hundreds with this simple tax break. Families that have care-related expenses for qualified dependents are able to file for the federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit on Form 2441. This tax credit can save families hundreds of dollars each year and is... more

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Take Your Best Friend on an Adventure With These 9 Great Dog Walking Apps

These walking apps will get everyone’s tail wagging. Tracking workouts through apps and wearable fitness devices is one of the biggest trends to hit the exercise world -- and now it’s gone to the dogs, thanks to the popularity of walking apps. Dog owners can keep track of their daily strolls... more

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7 Child Care Subsidies that Every Family Should Know

Find out if you qualify for subsidies, programs, and resources that can help with child care costs. You might think you can't afford to hire a nanny, but families often qualify for different child care subsidies, programs, and resources. The average American family pays about $18,000 per year... more

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Tutoring Services: Is a Tutoring Center or Private Tutor Best for Your Child?

Learn some pros and cons to help determine which type of tutor will allow your child to excel in education. You’ve determined that your child will need supplementary tutoring to help them realize their full potential in school. Now, you’ll need to figure out whether you’re better off hiring a... more

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What Is the Difference Between a Babysitter and a Nanny?

Learn what type of sitter to hire to best fit your family's care needs. There are endless types of care providers out there, the most common of which are nannies and babysitters. Before you throw yourself into the process of hiring a babysitter or nanny, learn what they have in common and... more

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Caregiver Burnout: Identifying the Signs and Tips to Cope

Constant worry, feelings of sadness and a short temper are just a few of the signs that you may be experiencing caregiver burnout. Almost 40 percent of caregivers report feeling highly stressed in their role, according to the 2015 report "Caregiving in the U.S." Helping a loved one conduct... more

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Adult Day Care: What It Is and How to Choose a Center

Senior day care centers provide a safe and energizing environment for aging seniors and those with special medical needs. The decision to seek outside care for a parent or grandparent is a deeply personal — and often difficult — one to make. Every family must weigh the pros and cons... more