May 13, 2013
A Father's Day Message
This Father's Day, here are a few ways you can instill in your kids sound financial habits.
May 6, 2013
Avoid Rude Rental Car Surprises
Ensure that your next rental car experience goes off without a hitch.
April 29, 2013
Why You Need a Social Media Will
These tips outline important ways to ensure your social media accounts are handled well in the event of your death.
April 22, 2013
Financial Hurdles for Gays and Lesbians
Discover how members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community can address the significant financial hurdles they face compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
April 15, 2013
Stop Identity Theft Scams
Learn the latest tips on protecting yourself against phishing, smishing, vishing and other identity theft scams.
April 8, 2013
Help Mom Plan for Financial Security
This Mother's Day, help your mom take stock of her personal finances with these expert tips.
April 1, 2013
Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?
If you are planning a wedding, wedding insurance could be an important factor to consider.
March 25, 2013
Should You Adjust Your Tax Withholding?
Learn which factors indicate that you should adjust your tax withholding.
March 18, 2013
Which Tax Records Should You Save?
Tax season is a good time to consider which financial records you should save indefinitely, and which can be safely shredded.
March 11, 2013
Put Your Tax Refund to Work
Are you expecting an income tax refund this year? Learn how to put that money to work for you, instead of blowing it on something you don't need.
March 4, 2013
Financial Impacts of Adoption
If you have recently adopted a child or are considering adopting, find out about important tax incentives for adoptive parents that could benefit you.
February 25, 2013
A Financial Checklist for the Recently Widowed
Learn how to navigate the important, life-changing decisions you must make following the death of a spouse.
February 18, 2013
Can't Pay Your Taxes?
If you can't pay your income taxes by April 15, don't panic – instead of ignoring the deadline, try these tips.
February 11, 2013
Empty Homes Need Insurance, Too
Learn how to ensure your unoccupied home is covered against mishaps.
February 4, 2013
Don't Sabotage your Job Search
Find out about online habits that could be standing in the way of you finding a new job.
January 28, 2013
Do your Parents Need a Financial Intervention?
Could your parents be in over their heads financially? Learn how to determine when there is trouble, and how you can step in to help.
January 21, 2013
Discussing Finances With Your Spouse
Here are a few ways to ensure a successful financial partnership with your husband or wife.
January 14, 2013
Tax Strategies in a Tough Economy
What items aren't taxable and where could you be receiving additional deductions? Find out in this radio episode.
January 7, 2013
The Cost of Adoption
Considering adopting? Find out about tax breaks that could help reduce the expense of the process.
December 31, 2012
Can You Afford College?
Determine how much your family can afford for college, and ways to access additional funds for school.
December 24, 2012
Financial Resolutions You Can Keep
Start the year off on more solid financial footing with these small tips for curbing your spending and boosting your savings.
December 17, 2012
Avoiding Holiday Budget Busters
This holiday shopping season, consider these tips for creating a holiday spending plan that won't break the bank.
December 10, 2012
Lower Your Winter Utility Bill
Find out about a few small actions that can help you save energy and money this winter.
December 3, 2012
When Do Extended Warranties Make Sense?
Are extended warranties worth the cost? Find out in this radio episode.
November 26, 2012
Deduct Your Charitable Contributions
Discover how and why you can use charitable contributions to lower your tax bill.
November 19, 2012
Tech Buying Tips
Hitting the electronics store for holiday gifts this season? Here are a few things to know.
November 12, 2012
Be Careful What You Post Online
Find out which information to refrain from posting online, and about online scams to watch out for.
November 5, 2012
Is Your 401(k) on Autopilot?
Learn why it's so important to revisit your 401(k) plan periodically—and what to consider when you do.
October 29, 2012
Should You Put Retirement on Hold?
What is your retirement plan? Here are a few ways to determine how much you'll need and when you are on track to retire.
October 22, 2012
Be Careful When Choosing Your Work Benefits
Find out what steps you can take this open enrollment period to ensure you are getting the most out of your benefits.
October 15, 2012
Be Prepared for Layoffs
Find out what steps you can take now to ensure you are covered in the event of a layoff.
October 8, 2012
Time for a New Car?
Learn which factors to consider before you hit the lots in search of a new car.
October 1, 2012
Treasure Hunting for Your Lost Money
Could you have forgotten an IRS refund, bank account, savings bond? Find out how to locate forgotten funds you could be due.
September 24, 2012
Getting Married Later in Life
Find out what you should discuss with your future spouse before walking down the aisle.
September 17, 2012
Reducing the Pain of Budgeting
Discover how you can make budgeting work for you, no matter what your financial situation and goals.
September 10, 2012
Women and Personal Finances
Find out how women, in particular, can protect themselves and their financial futures.
September 3, 2012
The Power of Compounding
Learn what compounding can do for your savings funds–and how best to take advantage of it.
August 27, 2012
Empty Homes Also Need Insurance
Is your house sitting empty because it's for sale or in a foreclosure? Find out what to do if your standard homeowners policy doesn't cover you.
August 20, 2012
Financial Advice for the Recently Widowed
During the incredibly difficult time of losing a spouse, it is easy for financial tasks to slip. Make sure you know which tasks can be handled now and which can wait.
August 13, 2012
Easing Student Loan Repayments
Are you having trouble paying off student loans? Find out about programs that can help reduce your monthly payments.
August 6, 2012
When Roommates Go Bad
Ensure a happier, more successful living situation with these tips on maintaining good roommate relations.
July 30, 2012
What to Do if Your Credit Card is Stolen
Learn what you should do first to protect yourself and your identity in the event your credit card is stolen.
July 23, 2012
Get Organized for Back-to-School Season
Discover great tips for an easier, more organized and more financially sound back-to-school season.
July 16, 2012
Does a Prepaid Card Make Sense for You?
Find out how prepaid cards can deliver convenience, freedom and organizational help to those without traditional bank accounts.
July 9, 2012
Use Financial Windfalls Wisely
What should you do with the next financial windfall that comes your way? Find out how to use unexpected income so it benefits you in the long-term.
July 2, 2012
Tread Carefully With Reverse Mortgages
Are you considering turning to a reverse mortgage in order to cope with rising expenses? Make sure you understand the risks and how to protect yourself.
June 25, 2012
Know Your Rights With Debt Collectors
Are you being hounded by debt collectors? Understanding your rights as a consumer is critical.
June 18, 2012
The High Cost of Caring for Your Parents
Helping your elderly parents financially doesn't have to jeopardize your financial wellbeing and future. Find out how to protect yourself.
June 11, 2012
Quick Credit Score Fixes
Find out about the steps you can take to boost your credit score and improve your financial future.
June 4, 2012
Put the Brakes on Debt
Are you struggling with debt or beginning to fall behind on bills? Find out what to watch for and ways to reclaim your finances.
May 28, 2012
Stop Procrastinating and Make Your Will
Now is the time to make a will and ensure your wishes are known and your loved ones are covered. Find out about the documents every person should have in place.
May 21, 2012
Reentering the Job Market
Are you searching for a job for the first time in years? Find out what has changed about the job search, and how you can help ensure your own success.
May 14, 2012
Trim Your Vacation Costs
Plan the summer vacation you want without sacrificing your financial comfort—or paying for it for months to come.
Are you tapping your retirement accounts as a solution to economic hardship? Find out how you could be impacting your financial future.
April 30, 2012
Lessons Learned from the Tooth Fairy
Cash received from the tooth fairy is a great opportunity to teach kids about handling money responsibly.
April 23, 2012
This Mother's Day, Help Mom Get Organized
Help your mom organize her financial, legal and medical records to help ensure she is covered today and in the long run.
April 16, 2012
Are Your Kids Ready for Cell Phones?
Are your kids begging for a cell phone? Consider these costs and benefits before you make the decision to get them one.
April 9, 2012
Interest Rates 101
Find out why it's important to teach your kids about interest rates before they leave home.
April 2, 2012
Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
Are you giving Uncle Sam a free loan? Find out how you could be putting that money to work for yourself instead.
March 26, 2012
Financial Teachable Moments
Discover how you can prepare your kids to deal with the financial world through small, daily lessons related to real life.
March 19, 2012
Don't let putting off chores and financial tasks cost you big in late fees.
March 12, 2012
Wondering whether buying annuities can help you save for retirement? Learn about the related terms, cost structure and possible penalties.
March 5, 2012
Spring Clean Your Financial Records
Save yourself time and money with these tips for better organizing your financial files.
February 27, 2012
Slash Your Medication Costs
Learn about the ways you could be saving on medication costs, from requesting generic drugs to signing up for a health care flexible spending account.
February 20, 2012
Why You Need Renter's Insurance
Discover why renter's insurance is an important way to protect your possessions and your finances.
February 13, 2012
Senior Prom Sticker Shock
Is your family struggling to afford the incredible costs associated with senior prom?
February 6, 2012
Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft
Find out how you can protect your child's identity in addition to your own.
January 30, 2012
The Wisdom of Waiting for Social Security
Find out how waiting to begin drawing Social Security benefits can help you ensure a more solid financial future.
January 23, 2012
Financial Advice for New Fathers
Consider these tips for preparing for both expected and unexpected expenses, geared toward new fathers and fathers-to-be.
January 16, 2012
The Fine Print on Contracts
Before you sign on the dotted line, it's important to anticipate things that could go wrong. Here are a few tips detailing what you should watch for.
January 9, 2012
Seniors: Beware of Scams
There are numerous scams today that target senior citizens. Find out what they are to keep yourself, or the seniors in your life, protected.
January 2, 2012
Get the Most Out of Your Gift Cards
If you received gift cards this holiday season, follow these smart tips for getting all you can out of them in the months to come.
December 26, 2011
Life Insurance Reality Check
Are you doing without life insurance or unsure whether you have adequate coverage? Listen to this overview to find out more.
December 19, 2011
Transitioning from the Military
If you or someone you know is preparing to leave the military, consider these tips for a smooth and easy transition to civilian life.
December 12, 2011
Preventing Identity Theft
Are you taking all of the precautions you can against identity theft? Find out a few simple actions you can take to better protect your finances and identity.
December 5, 2011
Start Your College Loan Search Early
Now is the time to start looking into your student loan options for next year. Find out a few helpful tips for beginning your search and taking advantage of your options.
November 28, 2011
Go Green and Save
Saving money and protecting the environment can go hand in hand with these simple tricks for reducing your energy usage and more.
November 21, 2011
Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover
Before you hit the stores this holiday season, find out a few ways to adjust your budget and your habits so you don't overspend.
November 14, 2011
Cut Your Taxes
Find out how taking certain actions now–like maxing out your 401(k) contributions–can save you big on your income taxes next year.
November 7, 2011
Diversify Your Investments
Are all of your investments in one place? Learn how diversifying your holdings can help you ensure your investments are protected.
October 31, 2011
Babies are Expensive
Are you planning to expand your family in the near future? Anticipating these expenses can help you prepare for your new arrival.
October 24, 2011
Get Your Kids Involved in Family Finances
Find out how involving kids in family financial discussions can help them learn the importance of budgeting and saving.
October 17, 2011
Lower Your Taxes–Next Year
This open enrollment season, find out how you can save on next year's taxes by signing up for a flexible spending account.
October 7, 2011
Watch Out for Taxes in Retirement
Are you taking taxes into account when planning your retirement? Find out what costs you should be factoring in as you plan for your retirement.
October 3, 2011
The High Cost of Dying
Make sure your family will be covered in the event of your death with these tips for managing the financial challenges of a funeral and more.
September 26, 2011
Choosing Charities Wisely
Get smart tips on ensuring that your charities of choice are legitimate and deserving of your support.
September 19, 2011
Accidents Will Happen–Are You Ready?
Here are a few ways you can ensure your family will be protected if something should happen to you.
September 12, 2011
Insurance Coverage You Shouldn't Do Without
If you are doing without insurance because of the costs, you could be setting yourself up for financial ruin. Find out which policies you shouldn't do without.
September 5, 2011
When Elderly Parents Need Financial Guidance
Do you suspect an elderly parent needs your financial assistance? Find out what to watch for, and simple ways you can step in to help.
August 29, 2011
Choose Your Open Enrollment Benefits Carefully
Keep these tips in mind as you review 401(k), flexible spending accounts and other benefit options during this open enrollment season.
August 22, 2011
Can You Afford a New Car?
Before you hit the car lots, calculate the real costs of the vehicle you are considering and evaluate whether it is really in your budget.
August 15, 2011
The Financial Challenges of Divorce
It's a challenging event that many people face at one time or another in their lives. Find out how you can best protect yourself and your assets during a divorce.
August 8, 2011
What An Allowance Can Teach Kids
Find out how an allowance can teach kids important lessons about money before the stakes get too high.
August 1, 2011
Stretch Your Back-to-School Budget
As you and your family get ready for the new school year, find out how you can tackle back-to-school shopping without breaking the bank.
July 25, 2011
Credit 101 for College Freshmen
If you have kids heading off to college, here are a few ways to prepare them for responsible credit use in the years ahead.
July 18, 2011
How Cyber Secure Are You?
You may know the basics about identity theft and online scams, but is there more you could be doing to avoid them?
July 11, 2011
Tackling Your Kids' Summer Boredom
Keep your kids engaged while providing them with important financial lessons during their summer break.
July 4, 2011
Beware of Rental Car Surprises
Travel season is upon us. Here are a few ways to ensure you are getting a good deal on your rental car during any upcoming trips.
June 27, 2011
Financial Tips for Seniors
Find out about the wealth of resources available specifically to seniors--from tax assistance to help with healthcare costs and more.
June 20, 2011
Financial Tips for the Self-Employed
If you are self-employed or considering going into business for yourself, keep these tips in mind to ensure you are covered financially.
June 13, 2011
Safeguard Your Personal Information on Vacation
As travel season hits, find out what you can do to ensure your finances and identity are safe while you’re away from home.
June 6, 2011
Graduating to the Real World
For the graduates in your life, here are the top three rules for getting off on the right financial foot after college.
What seniors should know about government and patient assistance programs that could help ease their medical costs.
May 23, 2011
Before Saying "I Do," Take These Financial Vows
Wedding season is almost here. If you’re planning to walk down that aisle, here are a few financial items every couple should discuss before the big day.
May 16, 2011
Home Remodeling by the Numbers
Find out which home improvements are worth the money and which are unlikely to pay off.
May 9, 2011
Layoff Finances 101
Do you know how to weather the financial challenges of a layoff? Here are a few ways to prepare for the possibility of unemployment, no matter how secure your job.
May 2, 2011
Help Mom Plan for Retirement
From IRAs to social security, find out what you can ask Mom about her retirement plan this Mother’s Day to ensure she’s covered for the long term.
April 25, 2011
Spring Cleaning for Your Finances
Is disorganization costing you? Find out smart, simple tricks that will make financial record keeping a breeze.
April 18, 2011
Stop Giving Uncle Sam a Free Loan
How a big tax refund could be costing you, and what to do with the refund check you’re expecting this year.
April 11, 2011
Tighten Your Belt and Trim Your Debt
From cutting down utility costs to adjusting your insurance, these small financial changes can result in big savings.
April 4, 2011
Stay Connected Without Blowing Your Budget
Discover how to shrink the cost of your landline or mobile phone, so you can stay in touch for less.
March 28, 2011
Looking for a Way to Cut Your Tax Bill?
It’s not too late to save on your 2010 taxes while boosting your retirement savings; the trick is contributing to your IRA now.
March 21, 2011
Derailed by Bankruptcy? Get Back on Track.
If you’re struggling with bankruptcy, here are a few smart ways to reestablish your credit and start to rebuild.
March 14, 2011
Are You Leaving Tax Dollars on the Table?
With tax season upon us, it pays to know how you can ensure an easier process and secure the biggest refund you can.
March 7, 2011
Is a Poor Credit Score Sabotaging Your Finances?
Your three-digit credit score has a big impact on your financial future. Find out common missteps that lower your credit score, and how to get it higher.
February 28, 2011
Wise Up and Stop Waiting for an Inheritance
Find out why counting on an inheritance can leave you unprotected, and what you can do to ensure a solid financial future.
February 21, 2011
Death and Taxes, By the Numbers
Find out how to pass on financial gifts while you're still around – without triggering the federal gift tax.
February 14, 2011
Is Old Man Winter Picking Your Pocket?
There are thousands of dollars in funds available for low-income families to weatherize their homes. Could you be eligible?
February 7, 2011
How Good is Your Retirement Game Plan?
Is your retirement savings working as hard as it should be? Start the year off right with a look at 401(k)s and your retirement plan.
January 31, 2011
Are You Setting the New Year's Resolution Bar Too High?
Start the year off on strong financial footing with these tips for boosting your savings and bettering your finances.
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