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Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Grandparents who think they're doing a grandchild a favor by saving for their college in a 529 plan could actually be hurting the child's future financial aid. Here's a tip to avoid this gotcha!

Money & Marriage: 5 Ways To Keep the Peace

How many couples have you seen marry and then blow up when fighting about money? Arguments over family finances are a leading cause of divorce. Here are 5 key steps couples can take to better manage their financial lives together 1. Appoint a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) While neither of ...

Student Loan Guide

Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. If you already have student loans, you'll probably want to jump my very popular section on student loan forgiveness and affordable ...

How Do You Teach Kids About Money?

How do you teach your kids about money? If you don't do it, one thing is certain: They'll learn their lesson in the school of hard knocks...and you don't want that. As a parent, there is so much you can do in this arena, yet a recent T. Rowe Price ...

5 Baby Buys Worth the Splurge

As a new parent your impulse may be to provide whatever your baby needs – no matter the cost. (Having just embarked on parenting, I can speak from personal experience!) But, of course, your child doesn’t need everything. In fact, a newborn can survive happily on simple basics – food, ...

Toy stores battling for your Christmas dollar

Toy stores battling for your Christmas dollar

Toy shoppers will have a present of their own this Christmas season: Low prices thanks to a retail battle royale! Here's one trick to save you even more this season.

Heavy readers: Save big on books

Heavy readers: Save big on books

Imagine a Netflix for e-books where you can binge read as many hot titles as you want. A couple of companies offer it for under $10/month.

The Danger of Grandparents Owning a 529 Plan

529 plans are the best way to save money tax-free and spend money tax-free on a child's college education. But these state-sponsored plans are now delivering an unexpected curveball that you need to know about. Here's why it's dangerous when a grandparent owns a 529 plan In many families, grandparents ...

The Truth About Crash Test Ratings – Are You Putting Yourself in Danger?

In 2012, the latest year fo which data is available, 33,561 people were killed in U.S. car crashes. Surely several thousand others suffered severe, life-changing injuries. I’ve asked thousands of new car shoppers how they chose their vehicle. Almost all said they liked the way it looked and handled, and ...

Get NFL Sunday Ticket without Direct TV

Get NFL Sunday Ticket without Direct TV

Attention, football nuts! You may be able to get the NFL Sunday Ticket -- every game, every city, all across America -- for just $199 a season.

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