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Millennials Would Rather Save for Retirement Than Raise a Family

August 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

They’re the furthest from retirement, but it’s still one of their main goals.

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Americans Are Getting Better at Paying For College

August 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

For the first time in a decade, scholarships and grants cover a third of college costs.

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The Most Depressing Statistic of the Summer

August 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Trust me, you’ll never guess what it is.

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What’s In a Name? Your Home Value Could Be

August 7, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Named Stuart, Anna or Peter? You’re more likely to have a higher home value.

The cost of funerals can lead to debt without end of life planning; even without family inheritance you need estate planning

We Should Plan Our Funerals, But We Aren’t

July 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans think planning their own funerals is important, but most aren’t actually doing it.

Save the children and moms

Bring Your Budget Back to School

July 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More than half of parents shop with a back-to-school budget and expect a rise in expenses this year. But parents are working the extra expenses into their budget.

The cost of a pile of school supplies is nothing compared to the shocking state of school teacher pay

Back-to-School Shopping: $73 Billion

July 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Kindergarten through college will cost consumers nearly $73 billion this back-to-school season, with college being roughly two-thirds of that.

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Broke Millennials Can’t Crawl Out from Financial Hole

July 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Group had less help from parents, learned more on their own than their more successful counterparts.

Families unsure about how to save money at the store are also unsure about how to teach kids money

Parents Still Don’t Know How to Teach Their Kids About Money

July 11, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Even though parents want to have a conversation, bad habits are passed down through generations

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The College Savings Option Everybody Forgets

July 5, 2017 | Gregory Cox

21 years later, 529 plans get no respect — even though they save on taxes, too.

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Students Relying Less on Parents to Pay for College

June 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

 Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.

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Women Struggling Hard with Retirement Savings

June 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Women are still primary caregivers, still earn less than their male counterparts, and still don’t believe they are financially ready for retirement.

An older Gen X man sits in front of a laptop looking a bill for a debt he owes, showing signs of financial stress

How Do I Stop Being a Co-Signer On A Student Loan?

June 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to stop being financially responsible for someone else’s debt.

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8 Essential Documents for Estate Planning

June 9, 2017 | Money Talks News

You may not shed your mortal coil for many years, but do this NOW.

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College Grads Moving Back To Mom’s And Dad’s

June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye

College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.

Save the children and moms

Money Woes Make Moms Stressed

May 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Moms claim that financial stress affects their relationships with their kids and husbands.

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Entrepreneur Moms Never Stop Working

May 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most entrepreneurial moms are still the primary caretakers of their families, but that hasn’t stopped them from leading hugely successful careers.

When it comes to kids and money, teach kids to work on their finances to avoid things like adult Millennials living at home

Millennial Adults Still Living At Home

May 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most moms say their adult children aren’t ready to live on their own and only one-third of young adults are looking to move out of their parent’s house.

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Record Spending on Spoiling Moms for Mother’s Day

May 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Moms are about to get royally spoiled this Mother’s Day, as spending is going to hit an all-time high.

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Why You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

May 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As college costs continue to grow, graduates should refinance their loans sooner to lower interest rates, which means you could pay off your loan sooner.

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What 10-Year-Olds Know About Money That You Don’t

May 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Are kids today financially smarter than previous generations?

Mother and daughter are having fun while drawing at home.

Babysitters Make Much More Than Minimum Wage

May 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The national average for babysitting is nearly $14 an hour while minimum wage workers are still making $7.25 an hour.

If laying out an budget that manages debt has you confused and stressed about money, you may need Financial Literacy 101

Americans Agree with Research: They Aren’t Financially Literate

April 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn

You probably don’t know enough about financial literacy, and your parents are to blame for it.

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Kids Spend All Their Money on Apps

April 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

What do young kids spend all their money on? And how are they making that money in the first place?

The cost of funerals can lead to debt without end of life planning; even without family inheritance you need estate planning

Shhh: I’m Giving You Money

April 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.

elder financial abuse

The Ripple Effect of Ripped-Off Seniors

April 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

When elder relatives get financially abused, caregivers struggle to keep them afloat.

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When It Comes To Private School, We Don’t Mind The Costs

April 4, 2017 | Joe Pye

Tuition increases don’t affect school enrollment – if anything, they make schools seem more valuable.

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No Parents, You Can’t Have It All

March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.

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The 3 Golden Rules of Lending to Friends and Family

March 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

Here’s what to say when a relative or friend hits you up for a loan.

Can working moms work?

How Can I Teach My Children To Be Entrepreneurs?

January 26, 2017 | John Rampton

If you do, they’ll grow up better human beings, even if they never become an entrepreneur.

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Millennial Parents are Surviving Because of Their Parents

January 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Grandparents that are more willing to help out are saving their millennial children tens of thousands of dollars a year in child-rearing.

Can working moms work?

How to Make Babies Without Going Into Debt

January 23, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony

Two couples share their advice for coping with added expenses of a new bundle of joy.

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How to Have A Debt-Free Baby

December 15, 2016 | Michelle Bryan

Ryan Lochte’s fiancee is pregnant. How is the money-savvy couple handling it?

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Ask The Expert: Do I Have To Pay For My Ex-Husband’s Decisions?

November 16, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader is worried that her ex sent her son to a pricey college without telling her.

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Candy Isn’t Just for the Kids

October 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents check their kid’s candy before letting them eat it, also so they can eat it

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Women Face More Financial Setbacks When Taking a Career Break

October 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Women who take career breaks could face a retirement savings shortfall of nearly $1.3 million.

Businesses try to reward employees with Martin Luther King Day off, but for many it means time to focus on their side hustle

Ask The Expert: When Does A Small Business Become A Big Problem?

October 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A mother has the money to lend her daughter for a jewelry business, but she’s not sure it’s a good idea.

America Saves Week

Ask The Expert: My Husband Hates 529 Plans. Is He Right?

September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.

Millennials can't save? Not true

What A Millennial Thinks Is His Generation’s Greatest Weakness

September 20, 2016 | Debt.com

It’s their dependency on their parents for financial decisions.

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Millennials Care More About Happiness Than Money

September 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Income is last on the list for what young people want out of work, and it’s affecting how they interpret the value of money.

how to teach your kids about money

Dvorkin On Debt: A Clever Way To Teach Kids About Money

September 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Focus on the parents first, then persuade them to teach their children.

Want to make your donation to charity count? Do your homework.

Ask The Expert: How Do I Convince My Kid To Take My Money?

September 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to help her son start a pool-cleaning service, but he refuses to let her.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Marry This Guy?

August 31, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to convince her parents that her boyfriend shouldn’t be judged on his lack of money.

Don't settle for high rent rates.

Ask The Expert: Should We Charge Our Daughter Rent?

August 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Save My Kids?

August 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know the best way to teach her children about the value of money.

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Most Kids Expect Parents to Pay for Any College They Want

August 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most kids already anticipate their parents paying for college, regardless of what institution it is.

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Ask The Expert: Co-Sign For My Kid’s Student Loan?

June 29, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s daughter is pleading with him, but he’s hesitating till he hears from Howard.

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10 Tips for Parents Hoping to Live on One Income

June 7, 2016 | Money Talks News

Dread leaving your kids each morning? Follow these tips and you’ll be staying home with them in no time.

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Ask The Expert: How Much Do I Owe My Children? [VIDEO]

February 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader doesn’t want to deny her daughter anything, but her husband does.

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Talk To My Parents About Money?

December 16, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is frustrated because his elderly parents are spending too much.