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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…
Buy, Borrow or Don’t Bother: “Essential” Baby Gear to Rethink
It’s true: Caring for a new baby can be expensive, but they don’t have to be bootie-wearing budget-busters, according to parents who’ve been there. It can pay to spend wisely on…
Share Your Day Care Cost Concerns via E-Cards
Newborn babies seem to arrive hand-in-hand with new expenses. One of the biggest expenditures new parents may encounter is the cost of day care. According to the Association of Child Care…
Understanding Credit Inquiries and Guarding Against Identity Theft
If you’ve recently applied for a new credit card, mortgage or car loan, chances are your credit report reflects this activity. That’s because each time your credit history is accessed, a…
Wise Words for New Parents: Save Money on Baby Expenses During the First Year
Parents who’ve already been through the first year with a newborn will tell you that as prepared as they felt at the time, they were still caught off guard by…
Should Your Graduate Get Private Student Loans for College?
For some people, college is the best time of their life. It’s a chance to make lifelong friends, get an education and help shape the future. But it can also be…
The Top 4 Reasons to Make a Will
More than half of American adults don’t have a will, says a survey by legal website RocketLawyer.com. Are you among them? Although creating a will can raise sensitive end-of-life questions, it can…
Should You Become a One-Car Household in Retirement?
To make the most of their fixed income, many couples choose to downsize in retirement. This often can include consolidating from two or more vehicles down to one. According to…
What to Do if Your Child’s Toy Is Recalled
It seems like all kids have a favorite toy they take with them everywhere. But what happens if that toy gets recalled? While it may be scary to think your child’s…