As a parent, you have wide latitude to teach your kids the value of money and instill sensible money habits. If your kid isn't among the many already socking cash away for a rainy day, you can take these commonsense, age-appropriate steps to raise thei...
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of wedding planning. Things like the venue, decor, food, and attire can make it a truly magical time — until the bill arrives. Before viewing locations or booking your photographer, you need to create a wedd...
Although many remodeling and home improvement projects can improve the value of your home, some add no value, and a few might reduce the value compared to your home before you did the work. Here are the worst examples of home improvement and remodeling...
It can be hard to refuse to loan money to a close friend or family member. You don’t want to see them struggle. But lending money to loved ones comes with considerable risk. Don’t open Venmo without considering these reasons you shouldn’t offer loans t...
By trimming your household water use, you can cut your water bill to keep more money in your pocket and possibly help fend off the next drought in your area. And in many cases, it takes only a few simple changes to save the planet and your dollars at t...
Have you considered what will happen to your money after you’re gone? Estate planning often takes a backseat to seemingly more pressing matters. But you can’t live forever, so you need to make some vital financial and personal decisions now. Read up on...
After a summer of adventure, the time has come for kids to get ready to head back to school — and that means spending a couple hundred dollars or more on back-to-school clothes. But it doesn’t have to. With these strategies, you can survive the back-to...
It’s not easy parting with the vigor, fitness, and attractiveness of youth, but midlife crises are expensive. Common midlife splurges and major life changes can be extremely costly. As you navigate the middle years of your adulthood, try these strategi...
Nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes — and laundry. Families do eight to 10 loads per week, and given the cost of electricity, water, and detergent, the costs add up. Fortunately, with just a few easy tricks, you can cut the cost of your...
Student loan debt is growing six times faster than the U.S. economy. Fortunately, the government offers a tax-advantaged account called a Coverdell education savings account to help you save and invest money for higher education. Is it the right choice...