Raising Financially Independent Children

Study reveals link between early financial education and future adult income

This Father’s Day, we wanted to take a closer look at the gifts parents are giving their kids — specifically when it comes to teaching them about money — and how those lessons can have an impact over a lifetime. Continue reading

How to Pay For College: 11 Strategies for Savvy Parents

If you’ve got a child headed to college this fall, chances are they received their acceptance letters in March or April and are making plans as we speak. That means it’s go-time for you, too. If you don’t have a clear plan of action for funding your child’s education—or you do, but need some additional advice—we’ve got you covered. Paying for college is no easy feat, but there are a number of... Continue reading
Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift?

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift?

That Financial Conversation You’ve Been Putting Off

Studies show that finances are one of the top stressors in a relationship. With the quintessential relationship-centric holiday—Valentine’s Day—on the horizon, Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, surveyed over 1,000 adults to gather insights into the ever-elusive personal finance conversation. Whether you embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day or staunchly... Continue reading

How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

How much is a wedding in the US? We break down average engagement ring costs, venue fees, entertainment expenses, and more so you can prepare for your big day. Continue reading

Finance for Couples: How to Create a Joint Budget

Marriage is all about partnership and unity, and that applies to your finances too. When you work together to lay out a joint budget that addresses bills, spending and savings, it could even make your relationship stronger. Continue reading
Are You Ready to Adult? The College Student's Personal Finance Preparedness Guide

Are You Ready to Adult? The College Student's Personal Finance Preparedness Guide

You've got the applications filled out and you have a list of your favorite schools — but what about your financial plan? While it’s easy for money management to slip your mind, planning for college financial management now can save you money-related stress later (like, during finals). Get these essentials covered and you'll be in good shape to ace your budgeting all year. Continue reading

How to Have a Big Wedding for a Small Price

It's easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of planning a wedding. But budgeting in advance is key for truly enjoying your big day, and it helps you avoid the stress of a large bill after the festivities are over. Use these tips for the wedding of your dreams — you might even save some money along the way. Continue reading

How To Create A Budget For Your Teenage Kids

By the time they're teenagers, most kids begin tugging hard at their parental leashes that hold them to childhood. They want to be treated as adults, but in many cases lack the fundamental life skills that will enable them to function as adults — skills like budgeting. You can make a budget for them, of course, but financial blogger Dave Ramsey suggests that taking a purely instructional approach... Continue reading
Personal Finance Strategies: Bringing Home Baby

Personal Finance Strategies: Bringing Home Baby

Planning a family is nothing if not exciting: the announcement, the get-togethers and those oh-so-adorable baby shoes. While it’s easy to get swept up in all the festivities, budgeting should be a top priority too. Planning for common expenses, saving for the future and minimizing your tax liability will help ensure your financial health and put your child on track for a bright future. Continue reading
Financing Your Family. Did you win the lottery this year? Consider having kids!

Financing Your Family [Infographic]

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