Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
Don’t have enough saved to cover a sudden need? Here’s how to get your financial safety net in place.
Hispanic families are sending their kids to college in record numbers, but many still struggle to cover costs.
College tuition continues to rise so understanding financial aid options is critical.
Millennials must pursue a disciplined approach of paying student loans while saving for retirement.
Tips for determining how much coverage and what type of policy you need.
Super savers invest smart, set goals, and use new money to strengthen their financial safety net.
More Americans are dreaming of an early retirement. If that includes you, start planning now.
Many supporting kids and aging parents are unprepared for the financial and emotional toll it can take.
Parents with a disabled child must advocate for government benefits and create a financial plan.
Cut college costs in half by studying abroad, leveling down, or paying in-state tuition.
Divorce can be costly both financially and emotionally; 4 alternatives may offer an easier out.
Higher-income households are more confident, but still worry about the American dream.
Grandparents have the life experience to pass along the gift of financial literacy.
It's life insurance which covers two policyowners and pays-off at the second death.
Time to celebrate the 10 percent of people who go with the other hand.
An intriguing project shows how financial advisors are focusing on the relationship between humans and money.
College-bound teens have a lot on their plate. Help them take back control.
Young athletes can look to private scholarship funds to maximize their tuition aid.
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