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How I Squandered My Inheritance at Age 18

Lyn Roman inherited a small trust fund, and spent it all in a year. But the lessons she learned from her mistakes, and how she bounced back from them, have been priceless.

The Huge Costs of Student Loan Debt

Student debt in the U.S. exceeds $1 trillion. That doesn't just spell trouble for graduates--it has serious consequences for all of us. DailyFinance's Bruce Watson explains.

5 Practical Money Tips for New Grads

Beyond the usual platitudes and cliches, commencement speakers should consider giving their audiences of eager graduates these five crucial pieces of advice.

'Dear Mom, I Wish You'd Had Life Insurance'

Brittney Lacombe's mother died with only $300 in the bank. Unable to pay the bills, she and her sisters lost their house. Life insurance would have made things a lot easier.

Saving For College Hits Record High

Tuitions are soaring, but parents are fighting back. College savings are at an all-time high, following a $25 billion jump between 2011 and 2012.

How Unwary Grandparents Can Wreck Your College Financial Aid

It's only getting harder for parents to pay for their children's college bills alone -- so help from generous relatives can be a godsend. But be warned: If the college savings plan grandpa is using isn't set up properly, that "help" can actually hurt the student's financial aid package.