Smart Money

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 February, 2013, 2:27am

Useful resources for families and their money

The household stability of young families is closely linked to financial stability. Sites that approach personal finance from a family perspective are helpful. They allow everyone to understand how saving and investing can empower a family. Ms Money uses videos and blogs and offers practical, entertaining tips for everyday living. Children can learn the basics of how to save money and not waste resources.

The site targets mothers. It addresses personal finance issues in the context of family lifestyles, covering issues with frequent references to family, pop culture and politics. Columnists examine the hectic lives of mothers who balance children with salaried work, and the site includes budgeting and time-planning tools.

Hard-core, brutally ambitious mothers who want to earn big money will find plenty of resources here. The site provides business education and support for women entrepreneurs who are seeking to grow home businesses into million-dollar enterprises. Virtual tools, webinars and live competitions, along with peer review and exchange platforms, are all designed to help female entrepreneurs. Download apps that can strengthen your business pitches and presentation skills.