Conversations | Beth Kobliner

Money.

It might be the last taboo. But it’s time we opened up about this touchy subject with family, friends—really, everybody in our lives. Here’s why: Having smart, honest money conversations can clear the air, inform our decisions, and make that big green elephant in the room seem a whole lot less scary.

How to help a high schooler apply for financial aid if their parents can’t (or won’t)

The financial aid process can be daunting, even more so if a student has to go it alone.

What to do when friends and family see your success as a way for them to cash in

How to practice saying no.

How your college-bound kid should manage money on campus

When your kid goes to college, he’ll be responsible for managing money on his own for the first time.

You’ve got financial worry. When should you tell your kids?

When it’s necessary, and when it’s not.

I’m broke, but when is it okay to tell people and when is it not?

If you’re broke and don’t have money to do the things your friends and family want to do, here’s how and when to tell them.


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