Parents are still the biggest funders of college tuition, covering 29 percent of the bill, according to student loan company Sallie Mae. As a parent, you want to contribute, but what if you aren’t sure where to begin? Certified financial planner Mari Adam jump-starts the conversation. …keep reading
Expecting a baby is exciting. Less thrilling is thinking about how you’ll afford your bundle of joy. To keep from getting overwhelmed, plot your expenses before the birth to figure out ways to save. “New parents often spare no expense, but they should know it’s OK to be frugal and …keep reading
Chris Peach of Phoenix, Ariz., never gave much thought to money—until he realized he was flat broke.
Despite having a good job, a nice house and a luxury car in the driveway, he and his wife, Andrea, also had zero savings, maxed-out credit cards and a negative balance …keep reading
Like weddings and job interviews, holiday gift-giving can feel like an etiquette minefield. Fortunately for you, we’ve got a map.
Talk it out.
There’s nothing wrong with being forthright about what you can—and can’t—afford this year. If you’re trying to stick to …keep reading
The holidays are a great opportunity to show the people in your life you appreciate them—this includes the caregivers, building staff, and other workers who make your life easier year-round. Tipping etiquette is tricky territory to begin with, and figuring out how to tip several people at once might leave …keep reading