Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
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.
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.
State regulators provide strict oversight of life insurance companies, but consumers can protect themselves too.
Same-sex spouses should take advantage of all marital benefits available.
Budgeting and planning tips for a new baby.
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.
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