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Celebrating National 529 Day on May 29!

Congratulations! It’s National 529 Day on May 29 (Get it? 5/29?). There’s reason to celebrate if you’re one of the smart parents or grandparents who have opened 529 college savings accounts for your favorite student. There are over 15 million accounts out there, and 529 savings accounts are definitely the most effective way to save […]

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Quote Of The Week: Stop Saving Your Money

The New York Times Smarter Living columnist Tim Herrera shares one of his New Year’s tips for getting better at money in 2021. His advice is to “stop saving your money.” No, he doesn’t really mean to stop saving, but he does mean you should put all your savings on autopilot so what you need […]

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To Board That Plane, You’ll Need To Get “Real” With The “Real ID”

I was talking to someone the other day about the new Florida “Real ID,” and they said they had never heard of it. Oops. That could be a problem next year. You won’t be able to board a domestic flight without this newfangled ID. Never heard of it? You’re in good company. The New York […]

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Why Don’t More Women Start Their Own Business?

What holds many women back from starting a business? According to new research cited by The New York Times, there are plenty of qualified women with business-ready skills, but not enough mentors, role models, or support networks. Despite making up about half the workforce, women own only 36% of companies in the U.S., says author Claire […]

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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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