• Living in the sandwich generation

    Squeezed in the middle, you're in the "sandwich generation" — a group loosely defined as people in their 40s to 60s who are "sandwiched" between caring for children and aging parents.

  • Planning for the financial impact of children

    Whether this is your first child or your fourth, here are some financial matters to think about and plan for before and after baby arrives.

  • Moving forward financially after the loss of a spouse

    The loss of a spouse can be a devastating, life-changing event. Due to longer life expectancies, women are more likely to face this situation.

  • Reaching retirement: now what?

    You've worked hard your whole life anticipating the day you could finally retire. Well, that day has arrived! But with it comes the realization that you'll need to carefully manage your assets to give them lasting potential.

  • How grandparents can help grandchildren with college costs

    As the cost of a college education continues to climb, many grandparents are stepping in to help. This trend is expected to accelerate as baby boomers, many of whom went to college, become grandparents and start gifting what's predicted to be trillions of dollars over the coming decades.

  • Retirement planning for military members

    Planning for retirement is an important and sometimes difficult endeavor. As a member of the military, you may have some special opportunities and challenges when preparing financially for retirement. Often, retiring from the military leads to a second civilian career--and a second retirement.

  • Understanding IRAs

    Both traditional and Roth IRAs feature tax-sheltered growth of earnings. And both give you a wide range of investment choices. However, there are important differences between these two types of IRAs. You must understand these differences before you can choose the type of IRA that's best for you.

  • Teach your children well: Basic financial education

    As soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to handle it wisely.

  • Repaying student loans

    You vaguely remember signing a form every year at college registration time. Now that you've graduated, it's all become painfully clear — those forms were promissory notes detailing your student loan obligations.

  • Financial planning: Helping you see the big picture

    Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That's where financial planning comes in.

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