In this Dec. 1, 2019 file photo, a toddler silver ware set sits on a counter at the Walmart store in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to a new study, mommy-and-dad is becoming more and more important to the lives of families in the U.S. The study, which looked at data from a database of more than 4 million American families, found that moms and dads are the most likely to be in charge of household finances in their households.
The researchers also found that the percentage of moms and dad households that rely on cash or checking accounts has jumped to about 22 percent in the last two decades, compared with about 12 percent for the rest of the population.
(AP Photo/LM Otero, File) The study found that mothers are more likely than dads to rely on credit cards and checking accounts to pay for essentials, like groceries and clothes, while also spending more time on the phone.
And while the percentage who spend time on their phones, e-mails and Facebook increased from 7.2 percent in 2013 to 9.4 percent in 2016, the percentage that spent time on Facebook grew from 0.9 percent to 1.3 percent, the study found.
And the percentage spending time on social media declined from 17.5 percent in 2012 to 12.9% in 2016.
The trend is especially pronounced among families with young children, with the median age of parents increased from 31.5 years in 2013, to 35.9 years in 2016 and 36.5 in 2017, the report said.
But the study also found a drop in the percentage families who do not have a mother or father figure, from 10.9 to 9 percent.
While some people may feel that their child should be able to get an education, the reality is that kids can’t afford it.
And in some cases, it’s hard to know whether they will ever have it, said Kathryn D’Angelo, a senior analyst with the Center for American Progress.
“There’s so much we can do to help our kids and their families,” she said.
But some of the biggest obstacles to family financial stability, such as high medical costs, child custody disputes and a lack of affordable housing, can also hinder families from reaching their financial goals, according to the study.
The survey also found families are also struggling to maintain a sense of stability and stability in their household, which can have a ripple effect on their finances.
The report said that more than half of families said they feel their finances have changed over the last five years.
For example, about one in four families said the amount of money they spend on food, clothing and utilities each month is different than the amount they spent before, the survey found.
“For most people, this means that their bills are higher than before,” the report states.
“But for some people, these changes are subtle.
And for many people, they don’t register until their children go to college or get married.
And that can have devastating consequences on their financial health and well-being.”
The survey found that many families say that their finances are stagnant or worse than they were five years ago, and the survey also said that family finances are more important than ever.
Families were asked about how they plan to meet their financial needs in the future.
About half of the surveyed families said that they plan on spending less on expenses over the next year, compared to 46 percent in 2014.
The rest said they plan “to stay the same amount of spending.”
For example: More than one in five families said their annual spending will increase, while another 31 percent said their spending will decrease.
About one in three families said it will increase by at least 10 percent.
And about a quarter of families plan to spend more than they did five years before, compared and again, to about one-third of families five years earlier.
About 25 percent of families expect to spend less money in the next five years than they had five years prior.
And about one third of families say they will spend more money in 2015 than they would in 2014, with another 20 percent expecting to spend 10 percent or more in 2015.
Among the reasons families cite for struggling to pay bills, the researchers said that families are struggling to find the money to pay rent, utilities and other bills, and often struggle to pay off student loans and other student loan debt.
“Parents have a financial burden they don the least amount of effort to pay,” D’angelo said.
“The most people pay for it in the form of child care or rent, and a lot of the families who are working full-time don’t have the financial resources to pay child care.”
Other studies have found that women’s economic status has become an increasingly important factor in determining whether a woman will have children.
A 2016 study from the University of Virginia found that economic factors