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Raising Financially Responsible Kids

Ask any parent what they really want for their kids, and they’ll tell you they want them to be happy. If they could ask for two things, parents would probably say they also want their kids to be financially self-sufficient so they don’t need to struggle or go without. We recently spoke with journalist Alina Tugend […]

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Quote Of The Week: Millennials Face A Perfect Economic Storm

“Millennials face a kind of perfect economic storm. The Great Recession took a big bite out of their wages, and its ripple effects will continue to dampen their earnings potential for years to come. Wealth accumulation for Gen Y took an even bigger hit, especially for those burdened by high student debt. These young people […]

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Millennials: Deep in Debt

Millennials: Deep In Debt

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Cheat Sheet: When Is It OK To Help Out The Kids?

No need to be ashamed. We know that parents often get roped into paying a bill or two for their grown-up kids. (Full confession: I’ve paid more than my share!). In fact, more than half of parents surveyed admit to having helped out the kids financially within the last 12 months. But there’s nothing more agonizing […]

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Quote Of The Week: Johnny Can’t Understand Money. And Why That’s a HUGE Problem.

We hear it all the time. Young Americans struggle with basic concepts like budgeting, saving, interest, and debt. So how are they ever going to navigate the world of personal finance and save for retirement? The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) – an organization that supports financial education efforts across the U.S. – explains why understanding personal […]

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Smart Start For The New Year: Don’t Let Student Loans Sink Your Future

Getting that degree can help you boost your lifetime earnings, but the last thing you want to do is borrow so much that you put your entire financial future at risk. To start the New Year off right, make sure you understand what and how much you are borrowing before you take out the loan. Here’s some […]

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Our Resolutions – And Advice – For The New Year

It’s that time of year!  Millions of Americans start off the New Year with resolutions to lose weight, pay off debt, save more, and hit the gym. Here’s what’s on our “to do” list, along with some advice on how you can tackle your savings goals for 2017. What’s your top resolution for the New Year?   […]

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Quote Of The Week: Young People, Minorities Left Behind In Housing Rebound

“As prices rise, homes are slipping further out of reach for younger and minority buyers.” Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2016, “U.S. Home Prices Soar, But Minorities and Young People Miss Out” The Takeaway: Home prices are up, and that’s good news for most people. But younger people and minorities are increasingly […]

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What Your Grandma Can Teach Millennials About Investing

When it comes to investing, your Grandma can teach millennials a thing or two. Most grandmas get it. They understand stocks and other growth investments in their portfolio help them keep up with inflation. It’s the millennials who need to learn to walk on the wild side. What’s the problem? When you’re a young investor, time is […]

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How to Choose the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan

Questions about your student loans and the best way to pay them off? Check out our conversation with Money Magazine reporter Kaitlin Mulhere on the best student loan repayment plans. Cautions Mulhere: “Some of the payment plans will sharply reduce your current bill but cost you more in the long run.” The Takeaway: Make sure […]

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