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The pros and cons of apps for saving and investing

Are these apps right for you?

It’s road trip season! Here’s how to save on everything from snacks to gas.

How to stretch your wallet on the road.

Not one of those early retirement people? Don’t beat yourself up.

Let’s be honest—we’ve all fantasized about an early retirement.

Why brick-and-mortar banks still matter

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

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 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.

Two parents debate how to teach their kids about money, Newlywed Game-style

Tracy and Michelle are both money-savvy and supersmart. I quizzed this couple about how they teach their kids about money.

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.

How do I convince my millennial kid to start saving for retirement now?

Saving for retirement while young is the smartest thing your kid can do.

One Super Bowl bet you won’t regret

How to turn your Super Bowl haul into a win for your kid.

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.

How the GOP tax reform bills will affect your bottom line

Separating fact from fiction in the House and Senate tax reform bills.

Infographic: How to prioritize your savings and debts

Confused about what your money priorities should be? My handy flowchart will help you figure out when to save and when to pay off debt.

Hands off the 401(k)

How these retirement accounts can change your life, and why the government should leave them alone.

Could sentimental items help you save more money?

A new study shows that emotional engagement may be key to developing better financial habits.

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

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

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.

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

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

From base to campus: Financial tips for college-bound military families

From 529 plans and the GI Bill to the Yellow Ribbon Program and military scholarships, here's what you need to know.

Dealing with a huge medical bill with no health insurance

Serena was uninsured and healthy. Then, she got appendicitis—and a hefty hospital bill.

What can your dog teach your kid about money?

Here’s how they can teach you a thing or two about money.

How to turn back-to-school shopping into money lessons for your kid

Poll the Parents: What do you do if your kid wants a sweet (expensive) pair of new kicks?

Should I bother teaching my kid about investing?

The answer may surprise you.

Where do your kids keep most of their own savings?

Poll the Parents: The America Saves Week edition of our poll lived up to the name.

Make Your Kid a Money Genius: The activity kit

Here is a fun activity kit to help you teach your kid money skills—everything from smart spending to charitable giving!

Which money virtue is most important to instill in your child?

Poll the Parents: In our latest survey, parents had to make a tough choice: What’s the ultimate money virtue to instill in your kid?

What do you do if your kid wants to make a big, expensive purchase?

Poll the Parents: How different parents manage their kids' spending habits.

Teach your kids how to budget using this holiday-themed pie activity

Follow this simple-as-pie recipe for teaching your kids smart spending.

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)

A guide for parents that offers the “financial facts of life” for every stage of kids' lives. Pre-order today on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Indiebound.

Infographic: 10 tips to make your kids good gift givers

With tweens spending a record amount of their own money, we need to remind kids that it is the thought, after all, that counts. Check out my infographic for the top 10 lessons to teach your kids!

Enter the Treasury Department's kids and saving contest!

I’ve been asked to help judge the Treasury Department’s new contest that will reward kids who have the best savings story. Enter by Nov. 25, 2012!

6 financial lessons kids learn from having a summer job

Why a summer job can be a great way for your teen to learn valuable personal finance skills.

Should you save or pay off debt?

This is a tough question for people with debt. But if you have savings, I encourage you to use it to pay off your high-rate debt. Here's why.

What to do first when it comes to saving for retirement

As you consider your goals for the New Year, I hope one of them is to save for retirement. But with so many different ways to go about it, you may be left with one question: What do I do first?

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.