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Financial Tips for Parents

How to Financially Prepare for Your Second (or Third, or Fourth!) Child

Life can get more complicated as your family grows. Here’s how to financially plan for more kids. Read More
Financial Tips for Women

5 Financial Tips for Female Breadwinners

If you’re the breadwinner in your family, you know how challenging this role can be. Follow these financial tips. Read More
A Guide to Trusts

What Type of Trust Should You Create for Your Estate?

Estate planning may seem overwhelming, but understanding your options can help you plan for the future. Learn more about different types of trusts. Read More
Budgeting for Emergencies

Budgeting for Life’s Unexpected Emergencies

Unexpected costs can set you back financially if you’re not prepared. Here’s what to think about when budgeting for an emergency fund. Read More
Protect Your Family's Finances

How to Keep Your Family’s Finances Recession-Proof

In an ever-changing world, economic uncertainty can cause stress. Follow these tips to keep your family’s finances secure. Read More
Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Your Kids about Saving Money

Talking to your kids about financial planning is important. Share these tips about saving money. Read More
Financial Tips for Aging Parents

Planning and Budgeting for Your Elderly Parents

Coping with parents’ needs as they age can be stressful, both financially and emotionally. These tips can help you plan for their future. Read More
Funding a Year Off

6 Tips for Funding a Year off Work

Leaving a full time job can be a big financial risk. Follow these tips to help fund a year off work. Read More
Tips for Saving Money

What’s the Least You Can Do When You’re Having Trouble Saving Money?

The first step toward a more secure financial future is believing that it’s possible. These tips can help you save money. Read More
Lump Sum Risks in Retirement

The Risks of Taking a Lump Sum Payment in Retirement

Research shows 1 in 5 people who receive a lump sum retirement payout spend it in just 5½ years, on average. Learn how to make your savings last. Read More
Estate Planning Tips

10 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Estates and How to Avoid Them

Estate planning is much more than writing a will. Avoid these ten common estate planning mistakes. Read More
Financial Basics

Simple Answers to Questions You’ve Always Had about Money

Feel like you don’t know much about money? You’re not alone. We answer four common money questions here. Read More
Retirement Stories: Rose

The New Faces of Retirement: Rose’s Story

Rose is a dynamic 67-year old who questions many conventions about getting older, including a typical view of retirement. Read on for her story. Read More
Retirement Stories: Eva

The New Faces of Retirement: Eva’s Story

Leaving her role as an assistant to the editor of a prominent local newspaper after 25 years wasn’t an easy decision. Read on for Eva’s story. Read More
Retirement Stories: Yvette

The New Faces of Retirement: Yvette’s Story

What inspires your dream of retirement? For Yvette Ratleff Bucci, a 55 year old retired nurse, inspiration came in the form of a Jaguar. Read on for her unique story. Read More
Merging Finances After Marriage

Tying the Knot after Thirty? How to Merge Your Finances

How is marriage different for those who marry later in life? Follow these tips to merge your finances and start making decisions together. Read More
Building a Financial Future After Getting Married

Tying the Knot in Your Twenties — Building a Financial Future Together

How is marriage different for couples who say “I do” before they reach their 30th birthday? Those who marry earlier in life have the opportunity to plan for the future together. Discuss these important questions before you get married. Read More
Budgeting for a Home Mortgage with Student Loan Debt

Budgeting for a Home Mortgage? Don’t Forget Your Deferred Student Loan

If you’re thinking about home ownership, you’re probably calculating how a mortgage payment will fit into your monthly budget. Find out how your student loans may affect your mortgage application. Read More
How Teachers Can Boost Retirement Savings

5 Ways Public School Teachers Can Boost Their Retirement Savings

Reach your short and long-term retirement goals by maximizing the savings tools available to you as a teacher and finding creative ways to save even more now. Here are five ways teachers can boost their retirement savings. Read More
Saving for Retirement as a Startup Employee

How to Save For Retirement as a Startup Employee

Working for a startup company or small business often means taking responsibility for your own finances, including retirement planning. Find out a few of the best ways to save for retirement. Read More
Helpful Budgeting Tips

5 Budgeting Hacks to Help You Save More in the New Year

These clever budgeting hacks may be just what you need to avoid spending temptation, achieve your financial goals and grow your savings in the New Year. Learn how to save more money. Read More
How to Plan for Retirement

Planning For Retirement

Retirement can mean different things to different people. Whatever your future holds, one thing is certain – a secure retirement requires thought and careful planning. Start planning for retirement now. Read More
How to Manage Your First Paycheck

What To Do with Your First Paycheck

Your first paycheck is the first step in learning how to manage your money and prepare for your future. Start developing good saving habits. Read More
What You Need to Know about Trust Funds

What You Need to Know About Establishing a Trust Fund

People often associate trusts with the wealthy. But a trust can be an effective financial tool for many people for many reasons. Learn more about trust funds. Read More
Conversations About Money

Money Talks Every Couple Should Have

Discussions about money can cause stressful situations and unpleasant arguments between loved ones. Here’s how to talk about money in your relationship. Read More
Financially Prepare for Your First Child

5 Ways to Financially Prepare for Your First Child

There’s a lot to do when you’re expecting a new baby. While it may seem overwhelming to add another item to your to-do list, some smart financial planning now will ensure you’re prepared for the changes that come with having a child. Prioritize these financial tasks. Read More
Tips for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Take These 4 Steps to Recover from Credit Card Debt

Did you know the average American owes more than $6,000 in credit card debt? Fortunately, a few simple steps can help you make a fresh start and stay debt free. Follow these steps to debt relief. Read More
Save Money When Buying a Car

5 Tricks Car Salespeople Use to Get You to Spend More Than You Planned

You walk into the dealership with a budget and the intention to stick to it. Yet, somehow, by the time you’ve signed the paperwork on your new car, you’ve spent more than you intended to. Watch out for these tricks when buying a new car. Read More
Tips for Special Needs Families

Planning for the Future – 10 Tips for Special Needs Families

When caring for a child or loved one with special needs, it’s important to understand how you can protect your loved ones and help secure their well-being today and tomorrow. Follow these ten tips for special needs families. Read More