Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
Murals and open-air galleries bring people from all walks of life together and energize neighborhoods.
Different lessons in financial fitness can and should be shared at different times.
More high school graduates are putting college on hold.
Many Americans file for benefits at the earliest opportunity, but that may not be wise.
Tips for staging a financial intervention for someone who makes bad money decisions.
Those who make time for others feel more secure about their financial well-being.
Use found money to pay off debt, bolster savings, or fund retirement.
Online tools can help you save money and avoid costly mistakes.
A timeline for managing your loved one's final affairs.
Keeping track of your medical history is vital to managing costs, maintaining optimal health.
College graduates struggling with student loan debt have options.
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, 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.
Tracking down a life insurance policy for a deceased family member isn’t hard when you know where to look.
Follow treatment plans, keep appointments, and be honest.
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