Confused about whether you need a financial advisor and the different types? Laura interviews Rita Cheng, CFP, from Blue Ocean Global Wealth and Finder.com about who should work with an advisor, how to find someone trustworthy, what fees are charged, and the differences between robo-advisors and financial advisors.
Not sure whether to pay off a debt or to invest money instead? Laura covers the main pros and cons and shares a simple method to prioritize your precious resources so you accomplish key financial goals and build wealth as quickly as possible.
Find out how to use six accounts to save for your child’s future.
Talk to your parents about their estate plan now to avoid chaos later.
Becoming a successful investor doesn’t involve taking scary risks, but building wealth slowly over time.
Make sure you’re up to the executor appointment before saying yes to a friend or relative.
Knowing your FMLA rights can help protect your job when a parent needs more care.
Over-contributing to various tax-advantaged accounts isn’t allowed, but can be easy to do by mistake.
Learn to face your fears. Read at your own risk.
To err is human. But you can avoid catastrophe by heeding others’ advice.
No matter what happens in the stock market, these eight rules will help you invest wisely.
Take care of your money now and it will take care of you and your family later.
There is more than one way a parent could unwittingly leave you with nothing.
Discouraged by your financial life? Money Girl’s four-part system will help you simplify your personal finances and do more with your money.
Acting as a caregiver for Care of Mom or Dad may seem like the right thing to do. But can you afford it?
These unexpected costs can decrease or even wipe out retirement savings.
Made some money blunders in your youth? Here’s how to fix them now.
Savings and emergency funds are a must, but setting aside every penny isn’t.
Should you save for retirement or get out of debt? It depends on your circumstances. Money Girl answers a listener question and provides a five-step guide to help you prioritize your precious financial resources.
Are you self-employed, paid on commission, or dealing with unpredictable income? No matter why you can’t count on a regular paycheck, it is possible to create a money system that works.
Sure, there’s accounting software. But sometimes, you need a human being to help you.
Wise words from wealthy innovators who smiled in the face of defeat.
Yes, you should think hard about what to do with this extra money.
It’s a rough time, but it doesn’t have to be a disastrous one.
It’s time to get out of debt and stop living paycheck to paycheck!
Learning about money is boring. Board games are fun. Play one and teach your kids a lesson without them noticing.
Most families have strong misconceptions about the value of an estate and this hurts us later in life when our loved ones pass away.
If you don’t talk about finances, dark days may be ahead. But don’t worry – we have tips on how to avoid this.
Got questions about the ins and outs of using a Roth retirement account? Money Girl will clear your confusion with answers to listener questions about the Roth five-year rule, who qualifies for a Roth, and more.
Investing is one of the best ways to create wealth. Money Girl and Chris Hill from The Motley Fool discuss common investing barriers and the best investment to own for long-term financial success.
No one has a crystal ball saying how much to save, but mapping out a plan helps.
Millions of seniors failed to save enough to stop working, and now younger Americans are making their same mistakes.
They learned from watching their parents’ finances tank during the Great Recession.
Find out the different types of advisors, typical fees charged, and how to do background checks.
Despite negative stereotypes, they’re well prepared to stop working one day.
Find out how to calculate your net worth and track it over time.
If debt threatens you, the best thing to do is to stare the beast right in the face — or force yourself to listen to financial podcasts on your commute.
Unexpected expenses are precisely the reason you need an emergency fund. But what if you don’t have one and need money now?
You can achieve your financial goals by using simple, but tried and true, investing principles.
Not using a gym membership or magazine subscription? Cut them and keep the cash.
The annual convention is about financial freedom. How it goes, so does the country.
I asked some of the best personal finance experts. Here’s how they answered.
I don’t know when the next recession will hit, but I know exactly what will happen when it does.
But even with that experience, she still suffered through her own debt issues.
For two decades, Dean Sperantsas managed investments for a wide range of clients, handling millions of dollars. But his toughest job involved far smaller sums – caring for both his parents and his wife before they died, while also managing their money. Sperantsas is what’s known as a “chartered financial analyst,” which means he passed three rounds of tests […]
3 financial lessons we can learn from the artist known as Prince
If you think PFM platforms are just for Wall Street big wigs, think again. These days almost any consumer can use a PFM to build a better financial outlook.
We help you understand the four key concerns in effective personal finance and money management that seniors need to know for a comfortable retirement.
When you take individual perspectives and blend them into a single money management strategy, it can be tricky. Here are 4 key questions to ask when budgeting for couples.
No matter how old you are or where you are in life, as a woman you need a personalized financial strategy that helps you avoid issues and reach your goals.