The average American spends $703 to attend a wedding, and that can add up fast. Here are some tips for saying “no” gracefully to invites that may not be worth your time or money.
Many families have cherished heirlooms. But one of the best gifts you can give your family is a candid conversation about the plans you have for your wealth and property after you’re gone.
Whether the time is near or somewhere a bit farther down the road, you may need to make decisions about your parents’ care. Follow these steps to make your life (and theirs) a little easier.
While you may appreciate the value of teaching your kids to manage their money responsibly, you may not be quite sure of when that discussion should start or what it should entail.
Whether single by choice, through loss of a spouse/partner or as a result of divorce, 9 out of 10 women will at some point in their life be solely responsible for their financial wellbeing.
Stay-at-home parents have one of the most rewarding jobs out there, but it’s also one of the toughest. Follow these simple-but-essential steps to make sure your family is on the right financial track.
The cost of being a wedding guest can really add up. Save money on the top-three budget busters with these six strategies from SunTrust.
Helping your child pay for a wedding can feel like a great reason to dip into your savings, but don’t let wedding expenses sideline your retirement savings. Here are some tips to keep you on track.
Merging families requires careful planning and open and honest dialogue to align different financial values, attitudes, behaviors and resources.
Starting and saving for a family doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s how talking about your money stress may actually help minimize it.
Raising charitable, ethical and fiscally responsible children in this day and age is no easy task.
35 percent of people who experience stress in their relationship blame finances. The good news is there’s a way to beat money stress, even if you and your partner have vastly different approaches to managing money.
Here are strategies to help make childcare more affordable for your family.
Tips on how to decide if you are emotionally ready to care for your parents.
Get advice to help you provide for your grandchildren while keeping your retirement plans intact.
SunTrust suggests some good questions to discuss with your significant other before opening a joint account or combining finances.
How do you deal with questions related to money?
The key to starting your life together on the right foot? Setting (and sticking to) a wedding budget.
Welcome to the latest generational Catch-22: older parents for whom money matters are a taboo topic, surrounded by their adult children who balk at broaching the topic for fear of appearing to be more concerned about the money than the parent’s well-being.
Money management is a must. And teaching children about money can ensure a future of financial literacy. Find out how an allowance for kids can teach lifelong lessons.
Its never too early to help your child understand the importance of saving money. Starting small is just fine-just start.
Communication and compromise are critical to resolving money disputes with your spouse
We asked seasoned moms to share a few of their best pre-baby moves that helped them minimize financial stress once the sleep-deprived nights started.
Learn how the transition to a single salary can go smoothly with the right financial planning.
Hidden wedding costs can quickly add up, but you can keep your budget in check if you know what to watch out for.
Feel like you’re more frugal than your friends? Roughly one in five Americans has felt pressure to match a friend’s spending habits. Here’s how to save some cash—and your friendships.
Get advice on how to financially prepare to be a caregiver and for a parent moving in.
Saving and spending habits and goals should involve all members of your household, but a successful money management plan takes communication with your partner and family.
A frank financial discussion before the big day can make your union that much stronger.
As a member of the sandwich generation, chances are you have to balance the needs of children and elderly parents, all while preparing for your own retirement.
Before and elderly parent comes to live with you, set expectations and discuss these.
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Help your children manage a first paycheck with these tips
If you’re thinking of welcoming an elderly parent into your home, take time to plan first.
To find yourself suddenly without your "other half" is likely to be a drastic change affecting all aspects of your life — especially your finances.
These steps can help you pick up the financial pieces after the death of a spouse.
If you’re considering undergoing fertility treatments, there are options to help make the process more affordable.
When separate households unite, managing money becomes a bit more complicated. Here’s how you can blend families and finances
By working together, you can stop financial issues from coming between you and your partner.
The best way parents can teach their children about money is by first explaining what money is and what it does.
One important lesson you may want to teach your kids about money management is how to save.
Are you concerned about your aging parents’ finances? Find out when and how to talk with them about money, and whether to consider long-term care insurance.
Maybe your friend has a business idea and could use some seed money. Should you contribute? Think hard.
Use your windfall to make a long-term difference in your life with these 4 steps to manage an unexpected inheritance.
Parenthood is an incredible journey, and it can be an expensive one. Take these steps to financially prepare for a baby.
An uncertain economy doesn't have to be bad news for your business, so long as you plan ahead. Here are some key tips for keeping your business going when the economy slumps.
You want to give your child as many opportunities as possible to grow and develop their interests and skills without digging into your savings or jeopardizing your retirement.
Planning and preparation can go a long way toward creating a solid financial foundation for starting a family.
Sitting down with your parents and siblings to ask tough questions about what your parents want and what they can afford can be crucial to a family's well-being.
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