financial education

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.

7 Ways to Teach Kids About Saving ... and Giving

As the season of giving brushes elbows with the cabal of commercialism, we're presented with an ideal "teachable moment." Here are seven ways to show material boys and girls that saving -- and giving -- can be just as rewarding as getting.

How to Live Richly on Just $40,000 a Year

Danny Kofke is a special education teacher in Atlanta. Married with two young daughters, Danny recently wrote A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money. The title says it all. Here are his tips:

Recession Sobers Once Spendthrift Teens

Guess what the recession hath wrought: A little teen sobriety. According to the just-released 2011 Teens & Money Survey from Charles Schwab, nine out of 10 teens say they were "affected by the recession," causing major shifts in perspective that include a greater appreciation for what they have and an increased awareness of financial hardship.

What Moms Teach Us About Money

Research shows that what our parents teach us about money lays an important foundation for our future financial fitness, and the anecdotal evidence is just as strong. So if you're a rainy-day saver or a coupon clipper, you probably have mom to thank.

ValueClick Buys Investopedia From Forbes Media

Forbes Media bought the financial education website was amid much fanfare after Elevation Partners took a big stake, with the promise of turning things around. But things got worse, and now Investopedia has found a new home.

Buffett Cartoon Gives Kids Early Start on Investing Smarts

Famed investor Warren Buffett bought his first stock at 11, sparking an interest that led to a lucrative career. Now, he's sharing tips with kids via a cartoon, the Secret Millionaires Club, in an effort to teach children valuable financial lessons.