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Inside the underground nanny economy, where many women of colour have few ways to fight workplace abuses and low wages, all made worse by the pandemic

The nanny industry is an unregulated “grey market” that predominantly employs women of colour who aren’t citizens. Because there’s so little oversight and so few protections, nannies have little recourse in dealing with discrimination and workplace abuses, including in some cases pay as low as $US5 an hour and racist […]
Inside the underground nanny economy, where many women of colour have few ways to fight workplace abuses and low wages, all made worse by the pandemic
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7 things to do today if you want to be a stay-at-home parent

It takes a lot of planning to switch from a two-income household to a one-income household, but there are several steps you can take today to get financially prepared. In addition to talking to your partner about money, paying down debts, tracking expenses, and getting quotes for what childcare could […]
7 things to do today if you want to be a stay-at-home parent
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The cost of raising a child in the US is at an all-time high, and it’s partly because parents feel pressure to buy kids what their friends have

Raising kids in America today will cost parents an average of $US230,000, according to Merrill Lynch’s “The Financial Journey of Modern Parenting: Joy, Complexity, and Sacrifice” report. These costs begin with childcare and only increase as children age – and it doesn’t include the six-figure cost of a college education. […]
The cost of raising a child in the US is at an all-time high, and it’s partly because parents feel pressure to buy kids what their friends have
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The states where it’s most and least affordable to raise children

The average American family will spend $US233,610 to raise a child through age 17, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture. But that figure can fluctuate – becoming more or less affordable – when you consider cost of living and wages in different parts of the US. The […]
The states where it’s most and least affordable to raise children