Shelly Gigante specializes in personal finance issues. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and news websites.
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.
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.
A timeline for managing your loved one's final affairs.
Keeping track of your medical history is vital to managing costs, maintaining optimal health.
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