Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

How to Get Out of Debt
credit & debt

How to Get Out of Debt

There are several steps you can take to ensure your credit rating isn't ruined.
December 16, 2016
Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for New College Grads
college

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for New College Grads

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change.
December 13, 2016
10 Colleges Where Tuition Is Free
Paying for College

10 Colleges Where Tuition Is Free

You might think there's no escaping the high—and still rising—cost of college.
December 13, 2016
7 Tips for Talking to Millennials About Money
spending

7 Tips for Talking to Millennials About Money

Discussing financial matters with your kids can be difficult. Try to remember that they are adults.
December 8, 2016
Student Loan Lessons from Martin O’Malley
college

Student Loan Lessons from Martin O’Malley

The Democratic presidential candidate borrowed heavily to send his daughters to college. We think there's a better way.
November 14, 2016
4 Great Mutual Funds You Can Invest in for $125 or Less
investing

4 Great Mutual Funds You Can Invest in for $125 or Less

Some fund families are willing to take on tiny accounts in the hope a long-term relationship will eventually blossom.
November 11, 2016
How Young High-Earners Can Manage Their Wealth
savings

How Young High-Earners Can Manage Their Wealth

Making smart money moves when you're just starting out helps ensure you'll have a bright financial future.
November 7, 2016
Financial (and Emotional) Lessons from Dropping My Daughter Off at College for the First Time
Paying for College

Financial (and Emotional) Lessons from Dropping My Daughter Off at College for the First Time

Opening a 529 plan early and contributing often helped ease the financial burden of my child's education and let me focus on the difficulty of sending…
August 29, 2016
How a Student’s IRA Is Counted for Financial Aid
IRAs

How a Student’s IRA Is Counted for Financial Aid

Money withdrawn from an IRA in the student’s name is hit hard by the federal financial aid formulas.
August 12, 2016
6 Smart and Simple Money Tips for New Grads
Budgeting

6 Smart and Simple Money Tips for New Grads

Start your journey to wealth creation on the right foot.
June 3, 2016
Good-Paying Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree
business

Good-Paying Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

Get a foot in the door of a promising career without paying tuition.
May 17, 2016
6 Savings Tips for Millennials Who Want to Retire Rich
retirement

6 Savings Tips for Millennials Who Want to Retire Rich

Take advantage of the decades you have before retirement to establish good savings habits and benefit from the magic of compounding.
February 4, 2016
The 5 Big Steps to Buying Your First Home
real estate

The 5 Big Steps to Buying Your First Home

We told you how to prepare years ahead of your first home purchase. Now here is how to close the deal.
November 16, 2015
4 Smart Steps to Take Before Buying Your First Home
home

4 Smart Steps to Take Before Buying Your First Home

Here are four things you need to do years before you start house-hunting to prepare yourself financially for the biggest purchase of your life.
November 13, 2015
Ditch Your Car, Save a Fortune
cars

Ditch Your Car, Save a Fortune

I've saved about $3,000 a year by going carless. Here's how you can do it, too.
November 13, 2015
5 Tips for Beginning Investors
investing

5 Tips for Beginning Investors

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editor Janet Bodnar shares our best investing advice in a letter to her son -- and any twentysomething looking to get int…
October 30, 2015
Cost-of-Living Reality Check
taxes

Cost-of-Living Reality Check

Heading out into the real world? Don't walk blindly. We show you how much life's expenses typically cost to help you anticipate your finances and buil…
October 30, 2015
Best Languages for Your Career
business

Best Languages for Your Career

Learning an in-demand language can improve you job prospects.
October 6, 2015
How Same-Sex Marriage Affects Taxes, Social Security Benefits
taxes

How Same-Sex Marriage Affects Taxes, Social Security Benefits

What you gain in Social Security benefits, you may lose in taxes.
September 2, 2015
Is a Robo Adviser Right for You?
Financial Planning

Is a Robo Adviser Right for You?

If you’re a novice, computerized advice may make sense. For others, it’s a tougher call.
July 6, 2015
6 Common Money Mistakes Newlyweds Need to Avoid
savings

6 Common Money Mistakes Newlyweds Need to Avoid

Get your marriage off on the right financial foot by talking openly with your new spouse and avoiding these financial faux pas.
July 2, 2015
10 Financial Things Newlyweds Must Do
savings

10 Financial Things Newlyweds Must Do

After you say "I do," you have some important money matters to attend to.
July 2, 2015
Yes, You Can Live Rent-Free
places to live

Yes, You Can Live Rent-Free

Instead of forking over a big slice of your paycheck to housing costs, consider exchanging your services for a place to stay.
June 26, 2015
10 Amazingly Tiny Apartments
real estate

10 Amazingly Tiny Apartments

The young adults flocking to urban hubs are increasingly willing to trade dwelling size for a desirable neighborhood, and apartment dimensions and ren…
June 15, 2015
Cheapest Big Cities in the U.S. to Live In
real estate

Cheapest Big Cities in the U.S. to Live In

We found great places where you can live large on a small budget.
June 8, 2015
The Best Money Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me
retirement

The Best Money Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Papa Rapacon has successfully retired by taking calculated risks and educating himself about finances.
May 15, 2015