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How to Teach Kids About $$

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

In a perfect world, parents and educators (not to mention society) work hard to make sure that children are financially literate and consider money skills just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. Our world sure doesn’t work like that, and you need to help your young kids learn basic financial skills the old-fashioned way: Teach by doing.

Grads’ Key Money Questions

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Congratulations, recent graduate: You just landed your first job and entered the real world. Now come tough questions about your financial well-being. Your decisions when starting out – from how to save to what to spend – influence your life far into the future.

4 Must-Reads on Debt

Submitted by Kimberly J. Howard on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

The lack of financial education is often the main reason behind debt problems. Here are some awesome books that help grow your financial knowledge and give you all the necessary tips and tricks to manage your debt.

Money Tips for Gen Y (Part 1)

Submitted by Cassandra Latsios on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

If you’re a millennial, aka Generation Y born between 1980 and 2000, you hear a lot about your age group facing high unemployment and overwhelming student loan debt. The news isn’t all bad: Gen Y saves more than almost every other generation and steadily increases its financial literacy.

Improving Financial Intimacy

Submitted by Hilary Hendershott on Friday, June 19, 2015 - 3:00pm

Money issues often cause stress and arguments in relationships. If you and your partner disagree about how to handle money, here are tips on how to adjust to each other’s financial language and come up with one you share.

How to Be Financially Healthy

Submitted by Larry Light on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:00am

Paul Sullivan had a rough early life: a threadbare home, divorced parents, a lousy school and few prospects. Today, he is a highly regarded personal finance columnist for the New York Times, has a nice salary and lives in a wealthy suburb. How did that happen? Pluck and luck, yes, but also insights from savvy onlookers.

Why Not Print More Money?

Submitted by Brenda Wenning on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:00am

The Federal Reserve loves to print money. Governments love to spend it. So maybe the problem isn’t that the Fed has been printing too much money – the problem is that the Fed hasn’t been printing enough money to keep up with government spending.