Life Planning

Getaways are better if you don't come home with debt.

Open, honest dialogue with spouses, kids, and aging parents can potentially help you meet your financial goals.

When you start earning your first paycheck, work toward setting yourself up for lifelong financial security.

Opportunities to offset prior-year income and capture credits are available until the April 17 deadline.

Before saying 'I do' again, explore a prenuptial agreement, revising your will, estate plan or trust. 

Straight donations are the most direct, but here are three other options.

Know your partner’s finances; create a cohabitation agreement to mitigate risk.

If you qualify for a Roth IRA, it might make sense to limit 401(k) to employer match.

Should you choose term or permanent life insurance? It depends on what you’re insuring against.

Starting over in a new career requires a financial cushion and plenty of planning.

Opening new credit cards can sometimes help, not hurt, your credit score. 

Parents plan to spend savings on themselves; long-term care and medical expenses may deplete what is left.

To minimize stress and reach their financial goals, newlyweds need a plan. 

This kind of coverage can help those with medical issues cover final expenses.

Know your partner's money habits before you say "I will."

Disabilities that are not visible to others affect millions. Support groups can help.

Depending on what they're playing, they might actually be learning to be smarter about money.

What to consider when selling your first home, from staging to negotiating.