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The Nanny Guide: How Much Does a Nanny Cost?

Thinking of hiring a nanny? In Part 4 of "The Nanny Guide," we give you a handy guide to help you figure out how much it'll cost so you can budget accordingly. Cost Estimates According to Care.com data from 2016, full-time nannies (who work 40 hours/week) caring for... more


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The Housekeeping Guide: How Much Should You Pay?

Now that you've figured out what kind of housekeeping services you need, it's time to figure out how much you should pay for it.  By this point, you now have a general idea of the type of housekeeping services you need. (If you haven't reviewed your options... more


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How to Interview a Nanny: Your Questions Checklist

In Part 4 of the "How to Interview a Nanny Guide," we share some sample questions you can ask a prospective nanny in an interview – and some that you should never ask. So you’ve vetted your list of nanny applicants, you’ve picked your favorites, and you’ve scheduled the interviews. Now what... more


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The Tutor Guide: How Much Does a Tutor Cost?

You have already figured out which type of tutor is best suited for your child, and now you you can figure out how much it is going to cost. Now that you’ve selected the right type of tutor to meet your child’s academic needs, you’re probably wondering, “How much does a... more


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Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Your Care Options

Here are some tips for finding the right type of special needs caregiver for your adult child. As they reach adulthood, young people with disabilities also reach a crossroads in care. As children, they may have relied on their parents for support -- should that continue now they’re adults? If not... more


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How Much Does a Babysitter Cost?

In Part 3 of "The Babysitting Guide," we discuss how much babysitters typically cost, as well as the factors that can affect rates. If you’re looking for a sitter, odds are that pay rate plays a big part in who you choose. According to the 2017 Care.com Babysitter Survey, the average babysitting rate... more


Personal Assistant Duties: What Can a Personal Assistant Do for You?

Need help managing things at home or at work? A personal assistant could be just the ticket. Here's everything you should know. If you run a business, manage the needs of your large family, or just have too much to do in a day, you’ve probably daydreamed about hiring a... more


Preparing for the First Tutoring Session: A Guide for Students, Parents and Tutors

Whether you hire a private tutor or work with a tutoring center, make the most out of the first tutoring session with some preparation. Tutors go beyond helping your child keep up with course work or gaining an academic advantage. A good tutor will motivate a student to learn and... more