3 financial to-dos before moving in Mom and Dad

Dwindling retirement incomes and longer lifespans are sending some seniors to live in their adult children’s homes. Moving in Mom or Dad may feel like the right thing to do in your heart. However, moving your parent into your home… Read More

4 ways to cover a sudden expense

When a sudden expense pops up, it’s always best to pay for it with cash. But what if you can’t? If you don’t have emergency savings and suddenly face a car repair or leaky roof, you may have to find… Read More

How to find your unclaimed cash

There is nearly $8 billion in unclaimed cash currently held by individual state and federal governments. It’s natural to wonder if you’re owed money. According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), a nonprofit representing unclaimed property programs… Read More

Striking a balance: Working teens and money

A teen’s first paycheck is a rite of passage on the way to adulthood. Learning to manage his money is also part of the journey. Here are some ways to empower your teen to make good financial decisions and, strike… Read More

How to help teens manage summer job money

With summer approaching, your teen may be thinking about how to earn cash during the break. Summer jobs are often the gateway to taking on adult responsibilities like the money management skills that come with every paycheck. Here’s how to… Read More

Eat well and affordably away from home

Meals are often among the last categories you account for in your vacation budget. If you’re not careful, meals could eat up a good chunk of what you’ve set aside for a trip. Apps, discount websites, or even the local… Read More

Two ways to save for college costs

If you’re planning to cover a child’s future college costs, there are two savings plans to consider: a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) or a state-sponsored 529 plan. Here are some basics to help you decide which plan may be… Read More