Retirement

Financial Literacy in Older Adults: The Importance of Financial Planning

Growing older doesn’t mean getting wiser when it comes to financial decision making, according to recent research. At an age when baby boomers are responsible for managing their retirement assets and distributions, and making complicated decisions on Medicare and Social Security, they could also face a decline in their mental performance and financial literacy. Two […]

Travel

Boomer Travel Tips, Destinations, and Trends

Travel is alluring in every sense: it’s a chance to see the unknown, explore, and grow as an individual. Unfortunately, the everyday demands of work often prevent people from traveling as much as they’d like. Of all the things to look forward to about post-work life, travel is one of the most enticing. According to […]

College

How to Raise Kids With Good Spending Habits

Now more than ever, it's important to teach good spending habits to our kids early on, and teach them the value of money throughout childhood. By modeling good behavior and making the most of teachable moments, you are more likely to raise kids who will have good spending habits now and into adulthood. To begin […]

College

Kids and Money: An Introduction

Teaching your kids about money can be great for you and your children. Your children get to learn valuable lessons about subjects like saving, budgeting, and earning interest, and you get a refresher course on all those important personal finance habits that may have slipped over the years. Financial experts have long lamented that personal […]

College

Kids and Money, Part 2: Explaining the Basics to Teenagers

Teenagers and money. The two go hand in hand, and if you have a teenager living in your house, chances are you've had more than a few conversations about money. If you want to increase your chances of having a positive and open dialogue about money with your teenager, bring up the subject often and […]

College

How to Help Your Kids Be Financially Literate

It's obvious that financial literacy is important for all of us as adults. But when do we need to start developing financial skills? Experts agree that parents should start teaching kids about money from an early age. Training in financial literacy is all about taking an approach that's appropriate to your child's maturity level and […]

College

Grandparents’ Gift Guide: Is a 529 College Plan Better Than a CD?

It’s no secret that college costs are soaring, so it makes sense that grandparents and parents might want to help out by starting a college savings account. A 529 college plan, legally known as a qualified tuition plan, is sponsored by a state, state agency, or educational institution. These savings plans can be good options, […]

College

Kids and Money, Part 1: Explaining the Basics to a Young Child

Financial experts agree that it's good for kids to start learning about money at a young age, but how do you know when to start teaching your kids? There's some debate about that, but it always comes down to what's right for your child’s needs and abilities. If he's a natural Warren Buffet or she's […]

Travel

How to Save on Airfare for Your Summer Travel

The summer travel season is right around the corner and the travel industry is gearing up for one of the busiest times of year. FareCompare.com analyzed summer airfare and states “while airfare is up half-a percent year over year; this year travelers may feel a pinch in their wallets due to a decrease in competition, […]

Career

Mature Workers Dominate The Workforce TweetChat Recap

Experience, trusted relationships and mentoring are just a few of the benefits that older employees can bring to the workplace, a fact that employers strongly consider when hiring new talent. During our April 21st TweetChat: Mature Workers Dominate The Workforce, co-hosted with Bankrate.com, participants added to this growing list of positives, discussed challenges that older workers […]

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