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Advice for Parents Considering Opening a 529 College Savings Plan

Advice for Parents Considering Opening a 529 College Savings Plan

In honor of May 29 being National 529 College Savings Day, the College Savings Plan Network shares four tips for parents who are considering opening a 529 savings plan to save for their child's education.

Keep or Toss: Tips for Organizing Financial Records

Keep or Toss: Tips for Organizing Financial Records

The Better Business Bureau provides tips on how to organize financial records. Learn if you should throw away credit card receipts, keep canceled checks, and advice for keeping your financial paperwork in order.

Autism Speaks Co-Founder on the Nonprofit's Success in Policy Change

Autism Speaks Co-Founder on the Nonprofit's Success in Policy Change

Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright highlights the successful initiatives achieved by the nonprofit on various policy changes after working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and other legislators in Washington, D.C.

Tips for Teaching Kids About Credit Cards

Tips for Teaching Kids About Credit Cards

Learn tips for teaching your kids and teens about credit cards and financial responsibility. Kids today are using their parents' credit cards for purchasing smart phone and iPhone apps without knowing the consequences of credit card spending and debt. Jeff Hindenach offers advice for explaining credit cards to kids, from credit card debt, to responsible spending, and teaching your children how to budget their finances at an early age.

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

If you're thinking of creating a special needs trust or supplemental needs trust for a loved one, first read these answers to frequently asked questions, including how to set up the trust, who can access it, and what benefits an SNT has compared to other options.

Ask the Expert: What Types of Childcare Can I Take Off My Taxes?

Ask the Expert: What Types of Childcare Can I Take Off My Taxes?

As you get ready to file your taxes, you might be wondering what types of childcare are tax deductible, including nanny and babysitting expenses, day camp, overnight camp, summer school, and other daycare programs. Here, a federally licensed tax expert offers her advice.

Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

As tax season approaches, are you wondering whether you and your spouse should file taxes together? A federally licensed tax practitioner offers advice on how to know whether you should file jointly or separately as a married couple.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Medical Identity Theft When Getting the Flu Shot?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Medical Identity Theft When Getting the Flu Shot?

With the Center for Disease Control suggestion of everyone ages 6 months and older to get a flu shot, clinics, grocery stores, and pharmacies are busy this time of year. Here are some tips from Experian's ProtectMyID to protect yourself against medical identity theft.

Survey Confirms: Working Mothers Strive to Have It All in 2013

Survey Confirms: Working Mothers Strive to Have It All in 2013

A new survey finds that most working mothers also control the family finances. The majority say their top 2013 priorities include advancing their careers and improving their financial well-being, while their biggest challenge is balancing work and family.

Study Finds Parents and Adult Children Struggle to Communicate about Critical Financial Decisions

Study Finds Parents and Adult Children Struggle to Communicate about Critical Financial Decisions

A new study by Fidelity revealed that parents and their adult children have difficulty communicating with each other about financial decisions, such as inheritance and estate planning, eldercare, and retirement. Learn about tips and new resources that can make family discussions about financial decisions easier.

Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Read below for tips and advice on fundraising in schools. Local fundraising efforts can benefit your child's education, and raising money for schools can be rewarding for your community. School fundraisers are a great way to get the school supplies, quality teachers, and safe school environment that children thrive in.

How To Choose the Best Bank Accounts for Teenagers

How To Choose the Best Bank Accounts for Teenagers

Go Banking Rates offers advice on how to choose the best bank account for your teenager. Taking on financial responsibility is a big step for teens, and these tips can help you navigate through the benefits, risks, and rewards of setting up a bank account for your teenager.

Tips for Graduates: Pay Off Student Loans

Tips for Graduates: Pay Off Student Loans

Many recent graduates often begin paying down their student loans in November. America Saves and Sallie Mae offer tips and advice for graduates on how to best pay off their student loans.

Personal Launches ‘Personal for Education’ at White House Event

Personal Launches ‘Personal for Education’ at White House Event

Personal, a web and mobile application for individuals to store, share and reuse their most valuable information, launched “Personal for Education,” to help students, parents, teachers and administrators save time, improve accuracy, and advance opportunities for students.

The Gift of Education - Tips for Investing In Your Loved One's Future

The Gift of Education - Tips for Investing In Your Loved One's Future

This holiday season, consider an alternative to traditional presents; saving for your loved one's college education. Saving for college in a 529 plan as a child grows is a critical and effective savings tool for families wishing to ease the financial burden of college in the future. Learn more about the 529 plan and how you can start saving for your loved one's education.

Teach Your Kids to Make Smart Purchases While Back-to-School Shopping

Teach Your Kids to Make Smart Purchases While Back-to-School Shopping

Use back-to-school shopping time as a learning experience for your kids. Experts from TD Bank offer tips on how to save big on back-to-school items while teaching your kids about budgeting and making smart buying decisions.

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Most renters are not required to buy renters insurance, but it can provide peace of mind and guard against accidents. Experts weigh in on when you need renters insurance, what it protects, and how to find the right coverage for your home or apartment.

10 Tips for Raising a Healthy, Happy Baby on a Budget

10 Tips for Raising a Healthy, Happy Baby on a Budget

Wondering how best to budget for a new baby? These tips from a credit expert will help new parents cut costs and stick to smart purchases that are crucial to raising a healthy, happy baby.

New Website Teaches Kids How to Make Online Purchases

New Website Teaches Kids How to Make Online Purchases

A new website and free service, Virtual Piggy, teaches kids about how to buy things online in a responsibly way, with parents at the controls.

Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

America Saves Week is Feb.19-26, a week dedicated to emphasizing the importance of teaching kids about money and savings by letting them interact with money and taking them to the bank to learn about transactions.

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid

Here are five simple things you can start teaching your kid today to ensure you are raising a money-smart kid.

Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets

Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets

The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending.

Astoria Federal Savings Announces Winner of 6th Annual Essay Contest

Astoria Federal Savings Announces Winner of 6th Annual Essay Contest

Brandon Feuerstein, 11, of Long Island, won the 6th Annual Astoria Federal Savings Essay Contest, which asked kids what they would do in the future with the money they start saving today.

New Study Reveals Women Lose Sleep Over Finances More than Men

New Study Reveals Women Lose Sleep Over Finances More than Men

With the state of the economy on everyone's mind, it's not surprising that many families are experiencing financial problems. What may be surprising, however, is that money troubles and worries over the budget cause mom to lose more sleep than dad. Read on to find out what a new survey from Manilla.com reveals about men and women and their family finances.

Three Money Management and Saving Tips for Teens

Three Money Management and Saving Tips for Teens

With school out for the summer, many teens are beginning the seasonal job search. With a summer job in mind, teens should also begin saving for the future. Jonathan Carr, founder of Choose Success, a non-profit dedicated to promoting financial literacy amongst adolescents, offers 3 Tips for helping teens handle money responsibly.




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