financial education

6 Do's and Don'ts of Gift Returns

If you have gifts to return and you want the process to go as smoothly as possible -- especially if you don't have a receipt -- here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind.

9 Ways to Teach Teenagers About Money

While some school systems have added financial literacy to their curricula, many have not, and in the end, responsibility for ensuring your offspring are ready for adult financial life is on your shoulders. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can add to your teens' practical knowledge.

13 Financial New Year's Resolutions to Keep in 2013

When it comes to keeping New Year's resolutions, plenty of us don't have such great track records. But most people who made financial resolutions in 2012 kept them, which makes them a smart addition to your annual ritual. To set the stage for your success in 2013, here are 13 resolutions to consider.

Help Your Kids Buy Financial Savvy With Their Allowances

Many parents give their kids an allowance, but too many don't use it to do the very thing it's meant accomplish -- to teach kids how to handle money. If your child is getting an allowance, but not getting a financial education, here's how to begin correcting that.

3 Investing Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask

When it comes to investing, no question is stupid, and no question is simple. Indeed, it's the ones that may appear to be the most obvious that can be the most important -- and the ones that people are often too embarrassed to ask.

529 College Savings Plans: What You Need to Know

A 529 savings plan may be the most accessible and simplest way to save for college, but it's also one of the most widely misunderstood financial tools among consumers. Let us clear up some of that confusion.