Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
How a New York entrepreneur started a trade school for underprivileged women in India.
A third generation Chinese-American builds her family business with commitment to community.
Starting over in a new career requires a financial cushion and plenty of planning.
There are new financial opportunities – and potential pitfalls – for gay and lesbian couples.
Sure, it's available...but tapping a policy's cash value has consequences.
Youth sports can be a major drain on household resources.
If you are divorced and filing for Social Security benefits, consider the long-term impact of your options.
Put your talent and entrepreneurial spirit to work this summer to help you reach your financial goals.
As we celebrate fathers this month, let's also appreciate that DNA does not necessarily make a dad.
With interest rates rising, borrowers may pay more for loans but savers may welcome the higher yields.
Families support each other emotionally, physically...and, just as important, financially.
Unique risks and vulnerabilities make this community, especially older generations, less prepared.
If you lost a spouse, research your filing options carefully.
Time to see if your saving and spending plans are on track or need a course correction.
Singles who have never been married should research claiming strategies to maximize their retirement income.
Couples can maximize their lifetime payout by planning ahead.
Same-sex newlyweds who are in the market for a home must shop carefully.
Consider the price, program philosophy, and your child's age before you enroll.
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