Amy Fontinelle is a personal finance writer focusing on budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, real estate, investing, and other topics.
Is the money you are giving your adult child helping or preventing him or her from becoming self-sufficient?
Supplement costs with a Coverdell Education Savings Account, Roth IRA, financial aid, scholarships or loans.
Younger buyers seek affordable homes in the suburbs.
Reduce college tuition costs by accelerating the time in the classroom.
Millennials should start saving early for a fatter nest egg.
College-bound kids need to be wary of the pitfalls of unaffordable debt.
Learn about two top choices for many investors.
These communities can offer numerous amenities, but may have limits as you age.
Emotional and financial demands change from pets to children to parents.
Couples planning a wedding around a winter holiday must navigate carefully.
Parents, children, and grandchildren can make a business work, with the right skills.
The marital status of parents can affect the aid available to a student.
Is it better to be a great student at a lesser school, or a lesser student at a great school?
Who they are and their financial needs are varied in today's modern family.
Sharing your wishes before your death may ensure minimal strife for your heirs.
Acceptance rates at top schools are in single digits. Can an admissions counselor help?
A 401(k) loan can be a ready source of funds in an emergency, but there are risks involved.
Crowdfunding is one way to raise money in an emergency, but it's no substitute for insurance.
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401(k) and pension plans
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