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.

What to do if you're marrying into debt

So your fiancé is in debt, and you’re not. What happens after the wedding?

Why brick-and-mortar banks still matter

Why you should open your kid’s first bank account together—and in person.

Your kid wants to apply to art school? Time to toss the stereotypes

With the right plan, art school can be rewarding and, yes, financially viable.

My friend is a financial mess. How do I help him be more responsible without being a buzzkill?

If your friend is on the path toward financial self-destruction, here’s how to help out.

How to get your siblings to help take care of your aging parents

Eldercare is tricky to navigate within a family, especially among siblings who aren’t all on the same page.


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