Why financial education works

Editor, <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i>, and Janet Bodnar •
Kiplinger

Bear with me while I climb on my soapbox for Financial Literacy Month. I’ve been wanting to do it ever since I read a recent “squaring off” feature in The Wall Street Journal that presented two opposing views on the question, “Should College Students Be Required to Take a Personal Finance Course?” Taking the “no”

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The best time to start saving for your child’s college education

Portnoff Financial, LLC, Junior Partner, Scott Vance, and Investment Adviser •
Kiplinger

Imagine dropping your kid off at college for the first time. It’s bound to be an emotional day for everyone–just ask any parent who has already done it. Now imagine that same day, and add worrying about whether you can afford all the costs that come with higher education. According to the College Board, in

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