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Family Finances

6 Tips on Selecting the Best Cash Back Credit Card

There are lots of options available for cash back credit cards, but how do you select the best cash back credit card for you and your family? Should you apply...

Alice Wong
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A mother considers how to pay for her daughter’s future college expenses.
Saving for College

Financial Products 101: Coverdell ESA College Savings Accounts

When families discuss college savings accounts, the conversation usually focuses on 529 plans, one of the most popular ways to save. But before 529s, there was another type of college...

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Saving for College

Financial Products 101: UGMA/UTMA Custodial Accounts

When it comes to saving money for a child, it’s important to understand your options because each type of savings account comes with unique features and considerations. For example, are...

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Financial Basics

4 College Savings Tips: Savings Made Simple

Whether college is right around the corner or years away, saving is a key part of paying for your child’s education. Alongside scholarships and student loans, savings are one of...

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Tips on how to pay off student loans
Financial Basics

How to Pay off Student Loans Faster: Four Simple Tips

When savings, scholarships, and federal aid aren’t enough, private student loans can help you pay for college. But, eventually you’ll have to focus on how you’ll pay the loan back....

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Planning for College

Goal-Based Savings Accounts Can Get You Where You Want to Be — Faster

When you’re a young adult, saving seems next to impossible. Whatever pay scale you’re on, you’re probably not far from the bottom. And between housing, food, transportation, and having fun,...

Lynn Mucken
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8 Smart Steps for Handling Homework
Family Life

8 Smart Steps for Handling Homework

Got the after-school blues? Homework can feel like drudgery to children, and parents often see it as one more unwelcome chore during the hectic evening hours. A recent survey from...

Charlotte Latvala
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