Life Stages

Saving & Budgeting

  1. Why Some Kids Never Leave The Nest

    Giving your children a free ride can be costly for both of you.
  2. Using The Social Security Website To Get Answers

    The Social Security website is full of useful information. To save you time, here's a guide – and links – to finding answers to the most common questions.
  3. Types Of Social Security Benefits

    Social Security isn't just for the retired. It also pays benefits to the disabled, widows and widowers, children, stepchildren, divorced spouses and more.
  4. Understanding The Social Security Website

    Go to ssa.gov for all things Social Security. To comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010, its information was rewritten to make it easier to understand.
  5. Who Pays Your Social Security Benefits?

    The short answer is, current earners. Taxes on current wages pay the Social Security benefits of retirees, the disabled, children and other beneficiaries.
  6. New Retirement Living Option - And Income Source

    Here's a new option for retirement planning that could help three generations of a family – and be the glue that binds them together.

Tax

  1. Last-Minute Strategies To Help Pay For College

    Find out what to do when your kid is ready for higher education, but you aren't.
  2. How To File Your Child's First Income Tax Return

    Use this quick parental guide to help your child learn the tax filing process and establish good habits.
  3. Key Tax Breaks For Parents

    Parents should take notice of these important tax breaks in 2013.
  4. Tax Credits For Families

    Sometimes it actually pays to have kids if you are looking for significant tax breaks.
  5. Should You Convert Your IRA?

    Discover the factors you must weigh to make this decision.
  6. Stop Procrastinating! Enroll In A College Savings Plan

    The cost of sending your kids to college could be a serious financial burden - unless you get prepared. Now.