Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
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.
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.
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.
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