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Helping Young Adults Means More Than Writing a Check

As you watch your kids struggle financially, of course you want to help. And once your kids are grounded and feel confident that they can take care of themselves, it’s a pleasure to help them — and can make a big difference in their lives and the lives of their own families. However, how you give the help is important.

July 1, 2016

Thinking Of Taking An Early 401(k) Withdrawal? Consider the Ultimate Cost

Dear Carrie: If you’re younger than 59, and a half, is it possible to withdraw money from your 401(k) without having to pay it back?

March 9, 2016
Author offers tips on how to find competent financial adviser

Can You Trust Your Financial Adviser?

Financial planners are given too much credit for gains when the stock market is climbing, and blamed inappropriately for losses during down periods.

February 24, 2016
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Scammed You Once? Crooks Bet On Scamming You Again

Of course, you have to pay an upfront fee. And of course, it’s another scam.

February 24, 2016

Cheapo Travel: Save Money On The Road By Eating Like A Local

Want to save money when you’re traveling? Eat like the locals, not like the tourists.

February 24, 2016

Robert Kiyosaki’s 5 Best Money Tips Of All Time

Robert Kiyosaki is one of the best-known names in personal finance largely due to the success of his book ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad,’ in which he wrote that workers won’t get rich toiling away at conventional 9-to-5 jobs. His advice continues to resonate.

December 15, 2015

Getting Started: Survey Shows Adults Struggle With Financial Literacy

Few of us would probably call ourselves financial pros, but a new survey finds that many people worldwide don’t understand even basic money concepts.

December 15, 2015

How Your Ego Is Sabotaging Your Retirement

Here are three ways your ego is rearing its ugly head and how you can regain control of your financial plan before you retire.

November 10, 2015
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White House Launches New Online Tool To Help Families Make Informed Decisions On College

Department of Education officials said the administration backed away from a ratings system because it proved too complicated to develop and they were afraid it might confuse consumers.

September 14, 2015

Five Ways To Improve Your Health And Finances

Taking steps to improve your health can also improve your finances. In fact, the savings can be substantial and long term.

September 4, 2015

Getting Started: Why Renters Insurance Is Worth It

Renters insurance may seem like the last thing you want to spend money on, but it is a cost you shouldn’t skip.

September 4, 2015

Four Money Secrets The Rich Don’t Want You To Know

If your goal is to get rich, it’s helpful to know these secrets the ultra-wealthy aren’t likely to share.

September 3, 2015

How To Avoid Huge Losses In The Next Stock Market Plunge

People with mutual funds often don’t realize that when they get cold feet about 401(k)s, they can’t just get out of their funds on a moment’s notice.

August 30, 2015

Planning To Sell Your House? Then Declutter — Now!

For those contemplating selling your house and moving to an independent- or assisted-living facility or retirement home, start planning now.

August 29, 2015
Drivers can improve fuel economy by traveling at steady speeds, anticipating stops and making sure tires are properly inflated. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Five Ways To Save On Labor Day Road Trips

Expenses still add up even if you choose to drive rather than fly.

August 28, 2015

College Debt Can Be Especially Dumb For Parents

Parent education loans can help your child attend the college of her dreams — and sink any dreams you had of ever retiring.

August 21, 2015

Four 529 College Savings Traps To Avoid

Here are four traps that can keep you from getting the most out of your 529 college savings account.

August 21, 2015

Signs You Have A Spending Problem And Ways To Stop

Here are a few warning signs that indicate you are spending too much, followed by suggestions for getting your spending under control.

August 15, 2015

Three Mistakes You’re Making Before A Big Purchase

When it comes to buying an appliance, television, car, or any other item that can put a big dent in your wallet, it pays to shop smart.

August 13, 2015

Your Mid-Year Money Checkup

This time of year presents a great opportunity to slow down and look at the financial progress you’ve made in 2015.

August 8, 2015

Five Tips For Financing Investment Property

If you’re ready to seek out financing for your residential investment property, these five tips can improve your chances of success.

August 6, 2015
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10 Essential Money Habits

A buffer — even for pets — can offer peace of mind if disaster strikes.

July 9, 2015
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A Few Tips To Bolster Your Credit Score

Except for maybe cholesterol numbers, few scores are more important in modern adult life than your credit score.

July 6, 2015

States Lag In Educating Students About Personal Finance

By Pamela M. Prah, Students paid attention when Mark Ingram, former Alabama Crimson Tide star and current running back for the New Orleans Saints, showed up at Calera High School outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Ingram and Alabama state Treasurer Young Boozer unveiled a free educational video game called “Financial Football,” developed by the NFL […]

March 10, 2014