A Safety Net When They Leave the Nest
- POSTED Mar 19
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When do you offer financial help to your adult children—and when do you pump the brakes?
When do you offer financial help to your adult children—and when do you pump the brakes?
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From manageably expensive to eye-poppingly extravagant, these experiences will get your heart racing.
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Here’s how to avoid this sneaky tactic—and what to do if you think you’ve been phished.
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Making even modest contributions to your savings on a regular basis can have an outsized impact on your financial well-being.
How to start conversations about money with your children, from financial literacy expert Neale Godfrey.
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How to deal with your finances when your child wants to play hockey, take up the oboe or become a professional actor.
This simple choice can help your budget—and your credit score.
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As the ‘gig economy’ changes the way Americans work, the future may hold a more mobile, skilled and (fingers crossed!) happier workforce.
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The explosive price of health care for older Americans puts a financial strain on their adult children.
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When you simplify your finances, you may find ways to save and invest more in order to reach your goals.
After wiping out their startup loan debt, these food truck entrepreneurs tackle funding their IRAs.
Workers and companies alike are embracing the gig economy. Here’s your map to these new opportunities.
If you have multiple savings goals, this divide-and-conquer strategy can help you keep your financial house in order and get where you need to be.
The publisher talks about elevating women's voices.
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It might be difficult to talk about money as your parents age, but it’s essential. Here's how.
Here are 10 tips for keeping your bank account secure.
Ask for—and get—a pay increase, by following a few simple steps.
Women are more likely than men to live solo in their golden years, so they should take retirement savings seriously.
These shifts in how people work are changing the face of the labor market—across all generations.
Don’t let money come between friends—and don’t let friendships wreck your financial goals.
Here’s how to identify your financial goals for this year and beyond.
Meet a woman who became a New York hotelier.
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If you want to give to charities at the end of the year, consider starting your shopping in the early months.
Saving money for short-term goals can be easy, as long as you have structures and rules in place to keep you on track.
When your family gives you holiday cash, your first instinct may be to spend it—here’s why that’s not your only option.
Smart tips for finding holiday gifts (while avoiding the last-minute scramble).
The Alvarez family, grateful for newfound prosperity, donates to families in need.
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Giving gifts to your family at the holidays can be enjoyable and memorable without breaking the bank.
How an expectant father saved up to buy the right vehicle for his future family.
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How a thirtysomething couple trimmed expenses and saved carefully to take a 10-day Hawaiian getaway without taking on debt.
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Use these tips to deck the halls without overspending.
This couple took a disciplined approach to build their backyard haven.
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How one family stopped the gift-giving madness.
Stephanie Trombino’s family has a new way to celebrate.
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Here’s how to make sure you keep your retirement savings growing after you part ways with an employer.
The website founder and CEO discusses how she saved by cutting back and the money moves she wishes she’d made in her younger years.
Marketers of complex financial vehicles are targeting your parents—here’s what you need to know to help them weigh their options.
How online banking, and the rise of smartphones, side hustles, and a new retirement reality have irrevocably altered how we save.
By taking advantage of an automated savings plan, Danielle Desir was able to buy her first home in just two years.
Take this quiz to see if you can tell the difference between the benefits of an online bank versus a traditional one.
Strategize and create a plan with your parents to avoid derailing your own financial needs.
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Watch this video in our Here's How It Works series to find out how a high yield savings account can help you save more, faster.
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This is how—with a little determination, hard work and the right tools—one college grad eliminated almost $65,000 in student loans in just five years.
How women can save for a lifespan that outpaces men's by half a decade.
Avoiding a few basic errors can set you up for a secure, strong financial future.
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Knowing a few key facts can help you plan ahead.
With a little savvy (and an IRA), you can keep—and save—more of the money you earn.
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Women face an uneven playing field when it comes to wages, family responsibilities, and even the cost of everyday living.
Developing healthy, disciplined credit habits can pay off now and over the long term.
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When it comes to retirement, employer-sponsored plans are often Plan A—but if your company doesn’t offer one, you still have options.
Consider this wide range of factors when deciding the smarter option for you.
While our financial lives are each unique, here are a few decade-by-decade priorities and milestones to consider on your journey.
Small changes, especially to bad habits, can make a big difference in your cash flow—and help you find the best ways to save more.
With the world changing in ways our parents couldn’t imagine, saving for a rainy day is more complicated—and imperative—than ever before. Here are tips that can help.
Self-employed individuals can use a handful of tax-advantaged accounts to save for retirement.
The way to reach some of your most ambitious savings goals can be as simple as a few minor changes to your daily money routines.
Retirement seems far away, but the magic of compound interest may persuade you to start planning now.
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You said “Yes,” and now you’re on the way to “I do.” Here’s how you can afford your dream wedding.
While paying down debt should usually be your first priority, here are a few situations in which it makes sense to prioritize savings above all else.
From diapers to a university education, here’s a quick look at all the expenses ahead as you prepare for that new bundle of joy.
Money market accounts are similar to regular savings accounts and may offer higher interest rates, making them a simple way to save, earn interest and continue to have access to your money.
You want to change careers, but you may need to take a pay cut or go back to school to make it happen. Here are some considerations as you plan your exit strategy.
Here’s how one person found a better savings account than the one his local bank offered with one afternoon’s online research and some basic due diligence.
For liquidity and high rates, a money market account may be just the right addition to your overall savings plan.
While a 401(k) is a great place to begin saving for retirement, IRAs and Roth IRAs can offer a valuable complement to a well-thought-out plan.
Here are a few ways to maximize this year’s windfall—and why you might not want one next year.
Making the most out of high CD rates, while keeping some of your money accessible, is at the center of this savings strategy.
Buying a house is an important and complex financial milestone, and one key decision is how much money to put down.
The new tax reforms are complex and offer both good news and bad news for savers. Here are some of the most significant changes to keep in mind.
Starting with allowances, here’s how one mother is teaching her children about savings accounts, CDs and preparing them for the future.
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From tax benefits to flexibility in where you place your money and when you withdraw it, IRAs are remarkably versatile ways to save for your future.
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Many people struggle to make saving money a habit, but directly depositing funds into a savings account can help make saving money automatic — and perhaps a little easier.
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Many Americans aren’t putting enough money in their retirement accounts to fund their households' expected retirement expenses. Smart planning now will help you save more and secure yourself a comfortable retirement.