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You may be torn between paying off debt and the need to save for retirement. Both are important; both can help give you a more secure future. There's no one answer that's right for everyone, but here are some of the factors you should consider when making your decision.Read More →
Planning for marriage should involve more than just picking out invitations and deciding whether you should serve chicken or fish at the reception. More importantly, you'll want to take a look at how marriage will impact your financial situation.Read More →
Here are three things you should know if you're relying on your husband's savings to carry you through retirement.Read More →
When your child first started school, you doled out the change for milk and a snack on a daily basis. But now that your kindergartner has grown up, it's time for you to make sure that your child has enough financial knowledge to manage money at college.Read More →
Becoming a widow at any age can be one of the most difficult challenges a woman must face. Sadly, for many women, becoming a widow is a first step toward economic hardship. That's why it's critical for you to organize your finances after your spouse's death and take ongoing steps to secure your financial future and that of your family.Read More →
Get answers to questions like: What is debt and how is it classified for divorce purposes? What are the rules regarding joint credit card debt? Will my former spouse's bankruptcy affect me? How do you divide debt at divorce?Read More →
How well do you understand personal finance? The following brief quiz can help you gauge your knowledge of a few basics. In the answer section, you'll find details to help you learn more.Read More →
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You may find yourself in the position of having to help your children with college expenses or the financial challenges of young adulthood while at the same time looking after the needs of your aging parents. If you find yourself sandwiched between caregiving demands, here are some strategies to navigate this life phase.Read More →