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Give Frugal But Fantastic Holiday Gifts
Give Frugal but Fantastic Holiday Gifts Has overspending at the holidays become a tradition in your household, leading to some unpleasant surprises when the credit card bills arrive in January? There are many ways you can give meaningful gifts...
Do's and Don'ts for Handling College Tuition
Do’s and Don’ts for Handling College Tuition If you have a child headed toward college, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that tuition costs rise faster than the average inflation rate. During the last 10 years, in-state...
4 Things Your College Student Doesn’t Need
Four Things Your College Student Doesn’t Need You know that college tuition and room and board are pricey, but you may be surprised by the many other costs associated with everyday life on campus. There’s a long list of additional...
5 Things to Know About Reverse Mortgages
A reverse mortgage is a type of loan that allows you to cash out the equity in your home. Many seniors turn to them to enhance their spending money in retirement, but they may not be right for everyone. The Connecticut Society of CPAs highlights...
Four Tips for Millennials to Prepare for Retirement
When was the last time you thought about your ideal retirement? If it’s not top-of-mind, don’t sweat it – you’re not alone. For many young people, it’s hard to imagine retiring when it’s so far away. However,...
What Will That New Job Cost Me?
People change jobs for a wide variety of reasons, including a higher salary, better opportunities, family concerns or a desire to relocate, among others. If you’re contemplating a new job, it’s important to consider whether the...
Maintaining a Happy Multigenerational Home
Remember when parents, children, and grandchildren all lived together in one home? Well, that trend has definitely returned. Almost 61 million Americans—or 19 percent of the population—live in homes that include two or more adult...
Five Tips for Dealing with Debt
Does it seem like your bills keep piling up no matter how hard you work to pay them off? If so, that’s not too surprising. Americans’ total outstanding credit card debt recently rose above $1 trillion for the first time since 2007,...
Money Mistakes Made by Millennials
It’s natural to have uncertainties when it comes to money, especially when you’re young, but how are Millennials doing with financial management? Most of this group, born roughly between 1981 and 1997 , doesn’t feel financially...
Taxes and Your Summer Job
Is your teenager planning to get a job this summer? About one-third of kids between 16 and 19 work during their summer break, according to the Pew Research Center. But what do they need to know about the financial side of life in the workforce?...