Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
Open, honest dialogue with spouses, kids, and aging parents can potentially help you meet your financial goals.
Opportunities to offset prior-year income and capture credits are available until the April 17 deadline.
If you qualify for a Roth IRA, it might make sense to limit 401(k) to employer match.
Starting over in a new career requires a financial cushion and plenty of planning.
If you qualify, Direct Loans can lighten your tuition burden. But borrow smart.
Disabilities that are not visible to others affect millions. Support groups can help.
At a Connecticut gym, members and instructors support each other on the journey to good health.
Youth sports can be a major drain on household resources.
Tracking down a life insurance policy for a deceased family member isn’t hard when you know where to look.
Couples who blend their money may have a healthier marriage.
Follow treatment plans, keep appointments, and be honest.
Don't leave credits and deductions for 2017 on the table.
Out-of-pocket health care costs in retirement are much higher for senior singles than for senior couples.
LGBTQ college students and their allies can potentially pare their tuition costs.
By adding to your IRA earlier than April of the next year, your investment can potentially deliver more growth.
Parents and caregivers can help kids mourn loss by grieving and talking about death in a healthy way.
Several factors may mean your 401(k) savings will not generate sufficient income to sustain your retirement.
A disability doesn’t mean the elimination of regular exercise or a healthy lifestyle.
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