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You Trust Your Partner With Your Love. What About Your Money? Feb. 12, 2020

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Dear Readers: I recently heard an interesting story about a man who expressed his love for his wife ... Read More

Financial Literacy: A Powerful Tool for Social Justice in 2020 and Beyond Jan. 22, 2020

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Dear readers: Today I'm departing from my usual format to share with you my greatest wish for the ne... Read More

Money and Relationships: How Financial Literacy Can Help Dec. 25, 2019

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Dear Readers: If I were to ask couples to name the top three things that keep them together, I don't... Read More

Can You Give Stock as a Gift? Should You? Dec. 18, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I would like to gift a portion of my stock to my daughter. Do I have to sell it first, ... Read More

Women and Retirement: Can You Afford Not to Save? Dec. 04, 2019

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Dear Carrie: For the past three years, my 29-year-old daughter has been working for a good company t... Read More

Tips for Helping Elderly Parents With Their Finances Oct. 02, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My parents are in their early 80s. Fortunately, they're in relatively good health and s... Read More

Are Your Kids' Extracurricular Activities Straining Your Budget? Sep. 04, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm the mother of a very creative 12-year-old daughter who wants to take classes in art... Read More

Can You Spend Money on Fun Without Feeling Guilty? Aug. 28, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things I need to save for. From retirement ... Read More

How to Curb Emotional Spending in 5 Easy Steps Aug. 26, 2019

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Somewhere back in my dark financial past, I discovered that emotional spending was a great antidepre... Read More

How Can Couples Max Out Social Security Benefits? Aug. 21, 2019

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Dear Readers: Are you and your spouse nearing that magic age when you can file for Social Security b... Read More

10 Steps to a DIY Financial Plan Aug. 14, 2019

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Dear Readers: Did you know that 78% of people with a financial plan pay their bills on time and save... Read More

Is It Time to Declutter Your Finances? Aug. 07, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I am trying to simplify my finances and have way too many accounts (savings, checking, ... Read More

How to Manage Money for College Freshmen and Others Aug. 06, 2019

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All around the country, newly minted high school graduates will soon be heading off to college. They... Read More

Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Fund Your Down Payment? Jul. 31, 2019

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Dear Carrie: My husband and I are trying to scrape together enough money for a down payment on our f... Read More

Is Social Media Ruining Your Finances? Jul. 24, 2019

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Dear Readers: If I asked you how much time you spend on social media each day, would you answer hone... Read More

How Should Millennials Save for Retirement? Jul. 17, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm 28 and have a good job. My company offers a 401(k), but I haven't signed up yet ... Read More

A Millennial Asks: Is an HSA a Good Deal? Jul. 10, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm starting my first job and wondering about the HSA option that comes with my benefit... Read More

Thinking About Taking the Plunge? Tips for a First-Time Home Buyer Jul. 03, 2019

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Dear Carrie: I'm 35 and would really like to buy my first home. I've saved a pretty good chunk for a... Read More

Is Your Wedding Your Top Financial Goal? Jun. 26, 2019

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Dear Readers: While there's a lot of talk about how millennials are creating their own wedding tradi... Read More

5 Reasons to Give Kids an Allowance Jun. 19, 2019

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At the foundation of your children's financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is n... Read More