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Becoming a Parent

Becoming a Parent

Life Events

Having a child is one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be one of the most expensive.

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Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Life Events

Even if your parents have not yet reached the point when they need help, it is never too early to start having conversations about their financial fitness…

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Saving Money When You Join a Gym

Saving Money When You Join a Gym

Life Events

Getting into shape or maintaining your fitness level is a common goal for people to have, but it requires some work to make it happen.

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Getting Married

Getting Married

Life Events

Regardless of whether you plan to manage your finances separately or jointly, you need to create a game plan before your wedding day.

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Allowances and Children

Allowances and Children

Kids and Money

As if you did not have enough bills to pay in your life, your kids are likely to reach a point when they start asking for an allowance.

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Learning to Save

Learning to Save

Kids and Money

As a parent, you hold primary responsibility for training your children in the skills they'll need as adults. One of these major skills is saving money.

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Spending on Your Child

Spending on Your Child

Kids and Money

Research shows that the average parents spend over $245,000 per child from birth to their 18th birthday.

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Understanding Money

Understanding Money

Kids and Money

If you have ever had a conversation with an articulate preschooler about money, you may be surprised to hear all of the outlandish things they believe.

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Smart Spending

Smart Spending

Kids and Money

Even if you are a smart spender, your kids will not necessarily pick up this habit unless you make it a point to teach them.

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Teaching Your Children about Gift Buying

Teaching Your Children about Gift Buying

Kids and Money

Teaching your children how to give meaningful gifts that bring smiles to others will allow them to share in the joy that giving to others brings.

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Mortgage Relief Scams

Mortgage Relief Scams

Financial Crisis

Learn what mortgage relief scams look like so you can protect yourself and have the best possible chance of keeping your home.

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A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family

Financial Crisis

One of the most emotionally vulnerable times in your life is also one of the times when you’ll need to do the most financial paperwork.

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If You're Facing Bankruptcy

If You're Facing Bankruptcy

Financial Crisis

The thought of filing bankruptcy may make you shudder, but the truth is that sometimes it is the best option financially.

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Dealing with a Home Foreclosure

Dealing with a Home Foreclosure

Financial Crisis

If you are facing foreclosure, know that you are not alone. You have many steps you can take to work through the process.

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Suddenly Unemployed

Suddenly Unemployed

Financial Crisis

With some careful planning, you can usually stay financially afloat during your time of unemployment and be ready to get right back on your feet when you…

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The End of a Marriage

The End of a Marriage

Financial Crisis

Divorce has far-reaching effects on both you and your spouse's finances, so educate yourself about the specifics before you begin so you can come out in…

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In Case of Medical Emergency

In Case of Medical Emergency

Financial Crisis

Unexpected medical bills are one of the most common financial setbacks a family can face, so you should have a plan in place to handle them should they…

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Renting Your First Apartment

Renting Your First Apartment

Life Events

When you're moving out on your own, the first place you live will probably end up being an apartment.

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