Three generations gather on the couch discussing finances.

How to Talk about Money with Family

Discussing financial goals with your family can be hard. Whether it’s your spouse, parents or kids, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right approach. To openly communicate about money in a positive and productive way, here are some tips to help break the ice and make financial discussions second nature.

Mother and daughter prepare for a college send off. As a new empty nester, this mom might want to reassess her finances.

Smart Financial Moves for Empty Nesters

Now that your kids have left home and you don’t have the same parental responsibilities, it’s time to take a look at your finances, evaluate your goals and bolster your savings so you’re on the right path toward a financially sound retirement. Here are 7 money-smart moves to consider.

5 Tips to Help You Bounce Back from a Busted Budget

Who hasn’t gone off-budget once or twice in their lives? It can happen for a variety of reasons – from unexpected medical expenses to overspending on a vacation, to sudden unemployment, to simple carelessness. A busted budget can truly happen to anyone. But if it does happen to you, it’s important to get it back on track before the impact causes you serious money problems.

7 Tips for Merging Finances After You’re Married

To keep your finances in order and your marriage solid, you’ll need to have open communication and a plan. The good news is that the more you and your partner work together on managing your money, the better you’ll get at doing it. Here are a few tips for merging your money and making it work.