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Millennial Money

Class of COVID-19
Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

Class of COVID-19

Recent graduates are starting their careers at a time of tremendous uncertainty, but hiring is up in several job categories.
July 2, 2020
Milliennials Face Their Second Recession
credit & debt

Milliennials Face Their Second Recession

Forty percent of millennials say the pandemic will likely cause them to delay payments on their debts. Does that include you? Time to take action.
June 4, 2020
My First Bear Market, By the Book
investing

My First Bear Market, By the Book

I'm boosting my 401(k) contributions now that my gym membership and student loan payments are on hold.
May 8, 2020
Don’t Leave Your Benefits Behind
retirement

Don’t Leave Your Benefits Behind

When changing jobs, lock down health insurance and don’t forget your 401(k).
April 3, 2020
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Can You Count on Social Security?
retirement

Can You Count on Social Security?

I think benefits will be available in some form, but I’m not relying on them for the bulk of my income.
March 6, 2020

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How to Pay for Pricey Prescriptions
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How to Pay for Pricey Prescriptions

Paying for expensive medications is especially painful if you’re in a high-deductible plan.
December 23, 2019
When Renting Is Smarter Than Buying
real estate

When Renting Is Smarter Than Buying

You’re not necessarily throwing your money away when you rent.
November 27, 2019
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Giving to Charity When You're on a Budget
spending

Giving to Charity When You're on a Budget

Don’t forget that your time has value, too. Volunteering is the best way to see if you like how the charity is run.
September 12, 2019
Wipe Out Debt, One Step at a Time
credit & debt

Wipe Out Debt, One Step at a Time

Pay off debt with the highest interest first, stick to a schedule and automate payments.
July 3, 2019
The Talk Before Moving In Together
savings

The Talk Before Moving In Together

Merging households and finances is a major step. Be sure to have an open and honest dialogue about each other's income and spending habits beforehand.
June 6, 2019
Get a Head Start on College Savings
college

Get a Head Start on College Savings

It’s a daunting prospect. In 18 years, attending an in-state public college for four years will likely cost a total of about $233,000.
May 13, 2019
Target-Date Funds Might Not Be Right for You
investing

Target-Date Funds Might Not Be Right for You

Branching out and investing in a mix of funds can give you a portfolio that’s cheaper, better diversified and more in line with your needs.
May 9, 2019
Don’t Be Afraid to Do Your Own Taxes
taxes

Don’t Be Afraid to Do Your Own Taxes

Even if you have to pay for tax software, it’s cheaper than hiring a tax preparer.
March 6, 2019
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Emergency Funds Can Reduce Stress
savings

Emergency Funds Can Reduce Stress

Your savings can bail you out of a situation you may not think of as an emergency.
January 31, 2019
Monopoly for a New Generation
spending

Monopoly for a New Generation

The game plays into millennial stereotypes, but in reality we’re not much different than other generations.
January 4, 2019
Young & Scrappy -- And Saving for Retirement
savings

Young & Scrappy -- And Saving for Retirement

No excuses. You don’t need a 401(k) or employer match to save.
November 29, 2018
Earn Extra Income With a Side Hustle
business

Earn Extra Income With a Side Hustle

Many people choose a business that takes advantage of skills they’ve developed at a 9-to-5 job.
October 31, 2018
Talk to Your Parents About Caregiving
retirement

Talk to Your Parents About Caregiving

While they're still active and healthy, you should broach the subject of what assistance they'll expect from you as they age.
October 4, 2018
Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan
retirement

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

Even if you're unmarried and without dependents, you should still have a will.
August 30, 2018
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Why You Need to Invest in Funds Before Stocks
investing

Why You Need to Invest in Funds Before Stocks

When you're just starting out with investing, you first need to build a diversified core before betting on individual stocks.
August 2, 2018
The Benefits of Being Your Own Boss
business

The Benefits of Being Your Own Boss

Self-employment comes with extra flexibility—a trait that millennials prize—but it can also complicate your financial life.
June 12, 2018
Best Ways to Pay for Grad School
college

Best Ways to Pay for Grad School

Getting an advanced degree isn't cheap. But you may not need to go into debt.
May 9, 2018
The Risks of Paying Peer to Peer
spending

The Risks of Paying Peer to Peer

Fraudsters are using payment apps such as Paypal and Zelle to trick you out of your money.
April 4, 2018
The Power of Living Within Your Means
credit & debt

The Power of Living Within Your Means

Budgeting is work, but it allows you to spend your money on what you value most.
March 8, 2018
How I Bought My First Home
real estate

How I Bought My First Home

Millennials came of age as the housing bubble burst and lenders put credit in a vise. Now we make up the largest group of home buyers.
March 7, 2018