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14 Ways to Help Your Kids Practice Good Money Habits

Want to be sure your children develop healthy financial habits before they’re out on their own? You don’t have to wait for them to take classes in money management in high school or college. Instead, using real-life lessons…...more

6 Steps for Combining Finances as a Couple

For many couples, combining finances is a significant “next step” in their relationship. Usually, it’s because they’re about to get married. Or maybe they’ve decided to move in together and share some expenses. Sometimes, after months or years…...more

Are We About to See a Pause in Interest Rate Hikes?

After raising interest rates last year at a clip we haven’t seen since the ‘80s, will Fed officials decide soon that it’s time to take a break? Though many analysts have been predicting a rate-hike pause may be…...more

What Can Women Do to Achieve a More Secure Retirement?

The average woman in the U.S. is likely to live a long life—about six years longer than a man—so preparing for the many years ahead can be critical. Yet, studies show that women often lag behind men when…...more

Here’s What Retirement Savers Need to Know About SECURE Act 2.0

Saving for a more secure retirement just got a little easier, thanks to the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, better known as SECURE 2.0. The new law, which expands on the original SECURE Act of 2019,…...more

Ready, Set, Goals! Get a Fresh Start on Your Finances in the New Year

The start of a new year is always a great time to check in on your financial plan—to consider new goals and strategies, and to make changes if necessary. This year, due to ongoing inflation and rising interest…...more