Starting a Family

Adopting a Child: Financial Advice for Hopeful Parents
Starting a Family

Adopting a Child: Financial Advice for Hopeful Parents

How much does it cost to adopt a child? That depends on which method you use, as there are several different paths to parenthood. And there are severa…
June 5, 2021
Marriage and Taxes: What You Need to Know
Getting Married

Marriage and Taxes: What You Need to Know

Most couples will owe less in federal taxes by filing jointly, but sometimes it pays to go it alone.
May 27, 2021
Smart Ways to Save on Child Care Costs
Starting a Family

Smart Ways to Save on Child Care Costs

The expenses and tax complications that come with hiring a nanny were reason enough for me to take my son to day care instead.
February 5, 2021
Getting Married or Moving In Together? Time to Talk About Money
Starting a Family

Getting Married or Moving In Together? Time to Talk About Money

Sharing a life means it’s time to talk finances.
December 22, 2020
What to Do When Your Term Life Insurance Is Expiring
insurance

What to Do When Your Term Life Insurance Is Expiring

Many families are discovering that a 20-year term for a life insurance policy isn’t enough.
August 2, 2018

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How to Turn a Teen’s Summer Wages into Millions
retirement

How to Turn a Teen’s Summer Wages into Millions

You’re never too young to open a Roth IRA if you earn money from a job. If you invest in a Roth IRA early—and continually over decades—modest sums can…
July 27, 2018
Kids and Money
savings

Kids and Money

Here's how to teach your children the value of money, establish an allowance system and get them to save.
March 5, 2018
Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawals to Get Easier for Federal Retirees
retirement

Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawals to Get Easier for Federal Retirees

New rules make it easier to leave money in the low-cost Thrift Savings Plan.
February 1, 2018
Best Investing Moves for Young Families
investing

Best Investing Moves for Young Families

Don't let family demands on your income stint your retirement savings.
October 19, 2017
Don’t Overlook These Tax Credits for College
college

Don’t Overlook These Tax Credits for College

College students—or their parents— may be eligible for one of two tax credits that help offset the cost of tuition and other higher education expenses…
July 12, 2017
5 Cheap Things to Do With Kids When School Is Out
spending

5 Cheap Things to Do With Kids When School Is Out

Keep to a budget while keeping your children busy during breaks.
July 11, 2017
Opening an ABLE Account
insurance

Opening an ABLE Account

Money in one of these state-sponsored accounts can be used tax-free to cover expenses for a disabled person. Here’s what it takes to qualify and the d…
July 7, 2017
Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shoppers in 2017
savings

Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shoppers in 2017

These 16 states offer sales tax breaks on everything from computers to paintbrushes this summer.
July 7, 2017
What to Know About Reimbursements From 529 Plans
college

What to Know About Reimbursements From 529 Plans

You can withdraw money tax-free for tuition, required books and fees, and even a computer and related software.
June 28, 2017
10 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Can Make Extra Money
home

10 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Can Make Extra Money

All of these options can be done from the house and shouldn't take time away from the kids.
June 26, 2017
4 Overlooked Tax Breaks for New Parents
Tax Breaks

4 Overlooked Tax Breaks for New Parents

Kids can score you valuable credits and deductions on your tax return.
March 16, 2017
How to Set Financial Goals
investing

How to Set Financial Goals

The most important step toward financial security is to translate it into your own terms.
December 19, 2016
How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
insurance

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

The answer is based on a formula that considers immediate and future needs.
December 16, 2016
How to Change Dependent-Care FSA Contributions Midyear
taxes

How to Change Dependent-Care FSA Contributions Midyear

The rules for changing the amount you contribute to dependent-care flexible spending accounts in the middle of the year are, well, flexible.
August 9, 2016
Take a Tax Write-off for Summer Camp Costs
savings

Take a Tax Write-off for Summer Camp Costs

Day-camp expenses may be eligible for the child-care credit. But overnight camp doesn’t count.
July 5, 2016
Child Tax Credit: A Tax Break for the Middle Class
Tax Breaks

Child Tax Credit: A Tax Break for the Middle Class

Having a kid could shave $1,000 off your tax bill.
March 11, 2016
3 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads
savings

3 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

Parents can earn extra cash without sacrificing time with the kids.
November 16, 2015
Life Insurance Made Simple
insurance

Life Insurance Made Simple

We'll help you determine the type and amount of life insurance you need.
January 28, 2015
Saving for College 101: State-Sponsored College Savings Plans
Paying for College

Saving for College 101: State-Sponsored College Savings Plans

Both 529 and prepaid-tuition plans offer great tax advantages, but that's where the similarities end.
January 13, 2015
Saving for College 101: Coverdell ESAs
Paying for College

Saving for College 101: Coverdell ESAs

You get more control over your investments with a Coverdell, but the amount you can invest is limited.
January 13, 2015