Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Creating a Financial Backup Plan?
Regardless of your spending habits, emergency funds should be an important piece of a sound financial plan. You may never know when you might encounter a trip to the hospital or some…
Looking to Retire at 43? Couple Shares 6 Investment Tips for Early Retirement
Robert and Robin Charlton did what some people may think is impossible: They retired at the age of 43 back in 2006. They are now enjoying a life of traveling…
3 Ways to Prioritize Debt and Save Money in Your 20s
In the early years of your adult life, debt can add up quickly. From paying back student loans to buying a car to purchasing a home, expenses may add up…
Man in home office
Your emailed receipts are saved on your computer. The bank statements you get by mail are haphazardly tossed into a desk drawer. Your car insurance policy is buried somewhere in a…
How to Budget for Your First Apartment
Moving out on your own can be both exciting and scary. While you gain independence, you may also have to manage the costs of housing and other expenses on your…
mom on maternity leave with newborn baby
For expectant mothers who work, planning maternity leave for the first time can prompt many questions: How much time off can I take? What options do I have for paid leave?…
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Some parents start planning for college as soon as they find out they’re expecting. It’s smart to set up a 529 college savings plan and do the math to figure out just…
Saving For College? Don’t Wait to Get Schooled
Saving for your child’s college education can seem a lot like writing a term paper—putting it off usually doesn’t make it any easier. Parents who’ve put their kids through college and financial…
Saving Strategies: Financial Advice for New Parents
Having your first baby can be a lot like visiting a foreign country. You may feel sluggish or uncertain and end up spending more money than you planned. That’s why…
6 Ways to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget
If your kitchen is starting to look worn down or outdated, it may be time to think about renovating. Fully remodeling your kitchen can cost thousands of dollars; fortunately, there are…