Posts by Deborah Dunham

Money Mic: ‘I Gave My 14-Year-Old a Debit Card (and, No, I’m Not Crazy)’

To teach her son about good money habits, this mom handed the teen a cash-loaded debit card. Wise or foolish? You be the judge. More

Raising Do-Gooders: How to Inspire Kids to Give

Use these seven strategies to teach your kids to be charitable, no matter how old they are. More

Why I Want My Son to Surf the World Before College

One mother shares why she’s actually encouraging her son to delay college in pursuit of big waves. More

The Great Allowance App Test Drive: Which One Did We Like?

How good—and necessary—are apps that automate allowance? We test drove three of the most popular ones to see for ourselves. More

8 Reasons Parenting Has Gotten More Expensive

It’s not just college. Here’s why the cost of raising kids has skyrocketed—and what you can do about it. More

Should You Make Your Kid Pick a College Major?

Beyond making sure dorm rooms are stocked with ramen noodles, how involved should we get with our kids’ studies? More

The Unemployment Diet: How We Cut Our Spending By $1,000 a Month

When my husband was laid off from his job, 75% of our income disappeared. We had to start saving—and fast. More

My Teenager Expects Me to Pay for Everything

Every week I’m bombarded with requests for things. In his mind, he deserves all of them … and I should be the one footing the bill. More