Financial Triage for the Suddenly Single

Here are the first steps to take when you’re picking up the pieces. When you become solely in charge of your financial future by death or divorce, the decisions you face likely seem overwhelming. The flood...

Single Household

Biggest Challenge: Figuring out who will catch you if you fall The single life, it seems, is trendy. A record share of Americans have never been married, according to Pew Research; among single adults ages 25...

Domestic Partners

Biggest Challenge: Making the world see you as a pair A few decades ago, unmarried people were those who hadn’t found true love, or gay couples who were legally prohibited from tying the knot. No longer....

Blended Families

Biggest Challenge: Unpacking all that financial baggage Four decades after Mike and Carol Brady joined their broods in cutting-edge TV matrimony, blended families—a couple and their kids from current and previous unions—have become utterly commonplace. While...

Simple Wealth Creation Strategies

My niece has become focused on becoming rich. She tells me about her friends who are from rich families. She shares her ideas of what it means to be rich, and then she quizzes me...

Single Parents

Biggest Challenge: Juggling higher expenses on lower income Raising a child without a live-in partner is often as tough financially as it can be emotionally. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the family income...

Tips for Achieving Financial Security

When it's time for you to retire, will you be able to afford it? Almost all of the research conducted on the subject, over the last few years, shows that most individuals are unable to...

Retire with Money: How a Roth Conversion Can Help You Pass on More Wealth

THIS WEEK'S RETIREMENT NEWS, INSIGHTS AND ADVICE How a Roth Conversion Can Help You Pass on More Wealth For most people, a Roth IRA is all about saving money after tax. But Roths offer another big advantage:...

Should I Be Tempted to Invest in Bitcoin?

The recent eye-popping gains in the crypto-currency are hard to ignore, but the proposition may not be as sexy as it sounds. If you’ve been watching bitcoin prices lately, you already know they’ve made a record-setting...

Ways To Save On Baby Costs

So you’re expecting? Congratulations! A new baby is an exciting event in one’s life (how’s that for understatement of the year!). In preparing for the little one’s arrival you’ll start to think of all of...

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