Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
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.
Kid-free couples need a bigger financial war chest to pay for long-term care expenses as they age.
ABLE accounts let those with disabilities save without putting their public benefits in peril.
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.
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.
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