financial planning

The 7 Best Money Tips

Financial planning can be both easy and incredibly complex. But if you focus on the basics, you can get a big jump on saving for the future -- no matter what it holds.

3 Smart Ways to Spend Your Inheritance

Most retirees plan to leave money to their heirs. And those potential heirs say they'd use it responsibly. What they actually do with the cash is another matter entirely.

'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.

Watch: A Publisher's Clearing House Winner Thinks About the Future

For a Louisiana couple, a Feb. 28 visit from the Publishers Clearing House van carried with it an instant transformation from penny pinchers to millionaires. In an exclusive interview with DailyFinance, Elise Gutierrez laid out some of her savings plans for the future.