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The latest on life after being broke, virtual college advisors, and an ex who tries to buy your cat

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on America’s waning consumer protections and allowance from your parents…as an adult

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on financial literacy in schools and how women ended up with the most student debt

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on extreme student loans, community-based lending circles, and learning on the job

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on the cost of raising a child, the CFPB, and why women hold more student debt

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on working moms, evicting your adult kid, and what you should have done by age 35

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on female-friendly financial sites and why college is still the smartest investment

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on age discrimination in the workplace and how your psychology affects your money habits

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on millionaire retirees, separate bank accounts for couples, and the demise of the Fiduciary Rule

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on at-risk pensions, early retirement, and why millennial women don’t talk about their salaries

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on the CFPB’s inaction, college decision time, tax breaks, and more

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads

The latest on millennial retirement, a student loan forgiveness fix, and generational spending differences

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on the Fed rate hike, retirement when your spouse is older, and charging your five-year-old rent

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on job scams, the pay gap, and what tax documents you can toss—and which to keep

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on millennials, retirement saving, and work-life balance at your job

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on financial infidelity, retirement savings, and one woman’s money journey

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on for-profit schools, stolen passwords, and soft skills at work

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on financial goals, 529s as baby gifts, and a father’s last money lesson

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on medical bills, financial aid, and your financial resolutions (remember those?)

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on Amazon Go, personal finance apps, and college bank cards

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on children’s health insurance, affordable housing, and rising credit card rates

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on the future U.S. workforce, Betsy DeVos, and how colleges can actually lower costs for students

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on financial resolutions, saving vs. investing, and talking about money

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on how to hack the new tax plan, plus charity and mistakes when paying for college

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

How to negotiate salary after a lowball offer

Ask Beth: Follow these steps on your next job interview.

The latest on identity theft, relationship finances, and how the GOP tax plan could hurt students

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on student loans, millennial money, and the war against college

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on tax reform, winning the lottery, and hidden costs for LGBTQ Americans

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on money conversations, Medicaid, and the gig economy

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

5 credit card spending tips you need this holiday season

It’s the most expensive time of the year.

Vote your conscience—and your wallet

What you need to do on Election Day.

How do I talk to my kids about my will?

Having a conversation with your kids about your will is important, especially if you’re splitting the inheritance unevenly.

The latest on sending grandkids to college, tiny homeownership, and financial literacy

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on student loans, sharing your salary, and planning for the unexpected

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

What’s the best financial advice you’ve ever received?

Three surprising and life-changing money tips taken to heart.

The latest on charitable millennials and financial aid for school

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

What is your approach to charitable giving?

Three people from different generations discuss how they approach charity.

The latest on financial aid, bank promotions, and college

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

How did you pay for college?

Generation Gap: I asked members of three different generations how they paid for college.

The latest on bankruptcy, millennial women, and a nationwide college crisis

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

What is the most important thing to look for in a new job?

Generation Gap: We asked people from different generations for their top job search criteria.

How do I talk to my parent (or sibling) about addressing their debt?

How to talk (helpfully) to a parent or sibling if they are deep in debt.

The latest on charitable kids, money stress, and college tuition

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

What’s the money question that keeps you up at night?

Generation Gap: We asked people from three different generations what their biggest money questions are right now.

How to talk money with your kid when addiction is part of the equation

How to address financial troubles that stem from addiction.

The latest on millennial money, free college, and financial advice for creatives

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

How do I tell my friends I can’t afford our pricey group activities?

How to talk to your friends if going out with them is making you broke.

The latest on shopping as a stay-at-home parent, broke dating, and more

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

How often do you pay with cash? And why?

People from different generations talk about how often they pay with cash.

The latest on free college, saving money as a parent, and smart financial strategies

Financial Finds: A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

The latest on credit card fees and how credit scores impact your love life

A weekly roundup of quick personal finance reads.

5 cautionary credit card tales

You’re not alone in being confused by credit cards.

Little plastic grenades

A new survey reveals that many young adults with credit cards don’t really “get” them.

Should you pay for an 'A'? Part 2

Some parents say paying for grades is akin to bribery. Others insist it’s similar to handing out annual bonuses for a job well done. I explain how families can decide what works for their kids.

What summer camp teaches kids about money

Can your kid pick up money lessons at summer camp?

How parents influence their child’s future income

Parents often hope that their kids will surpass them when it comes to success. But is there a way to guarantee it?

5 things every student should know about money

Last Friday, I was invited to speak at SUNY Westchester Community College (WCC) for the launch of their brand new (and beautiful!) Center for Financial and Economic Education. I was honored to be part of it.

Video: Watch Elmo and me on Good Morning America!

Now you can watch the video of Elmo and me, live from GMA this morning!

Chores, allowance, and jeans: Answers to your money questions!

Last week I had the privilege of being a guest expert on Café Mom's forum, "How Can You Teach Your Kids About Money?" Dozens of moms asked me questions about chores, allowance, and getting their kids to save.

Simple ways to talk with young children about money

Many parents grapple with how to talk to their kids about money. They want to know: Are the kids old enough to understand?

5 ways to teach your kids about money

Here's a cheat sheet for every parent out there for teaching their kids about money.

This week on Slate: "Our Newlywed Money Dilemma"

Writer and newlywed Jessica Grose posed the question, "How should we manage our finances?" and surveyed more than 5,000 people to investigate what works and what doesn't.

Are you at risk for a social network scam?

Everyone's buzzing about The Social Network, but here's something even more buzzworthy: All those wall posts and tweets may be putting your money at risk.

Dinner table money lessons

My family had a once-in-a-year teachable money moment the other night.

I spoke to parents about teaching little kids about money

School's starting, and even though financial reform has made lots of people buzz about financial literacy and the importance of teaching kids about money, most schools haven't yet incorporated money lessons into their curriculum.

Do you ask your spouse before you spend?

We're in the throes of wedding season, so lately I've been getting a lot of questions from newlyweds and soon-to-wed lovebirds on how to combine finances after marriage.