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

3 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

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

Rule your 52-Week Savings Challenge

Make a resolution to save more money this year with the 52-Week Challenge. You start small then put a little more in your account every week for 52 weeks — a full year. During week one, put $1 into your savings… Read More

FAFSA filing tips you can use now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is the first step in securing college financial aid for your child. Most students are eligible for some form of financial aid. Thus, accurately completing the FAFSA is very important. Here are some tips to… Read More

Why calculate your net worth?

Are you on track to reach your financial goals? Are you saving enough for retirement or falling short? Will there be enough money for your child’s college education? A net worth statement can help you find those answers. You’ll get… Read More