Stop pushing my buttons! Family tensions can prevent forward planning

Cima, Katherine W. Dean, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Family Dynamics, CFP, and National Director •
Kiplinger
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Oftentimes it seems family members can push our buttons in ways that no one else can. The fact that we are generally more emotionally reactive to our families than anyone else makes it challenging to function well within our families. The emotion inherent within family relationships creates a dynamic tension between our desire to belong

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My family drives me (financially) nuts

Cima, Katherine W. Dean, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Family Dynamics, CFP, and National Director •
Kiplinger
big family drinking tea in dining room

Family gatherings should be filled with excitement and fun, but have you ever arrived for the celebration only to find yourself feeling annoyed or frustrated, and ready to turn around and go right back home? You are not alone. Most of us have felt this at one time or another. And then, throw in a

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5 cheap things to do with kids when school is out

the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger
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It’s all too easy to spend a fortune to keep your kids occupied during school breaks. Camps are expensive, and the cost of a family vacation adds up quickly once you factor in transportation, lodging, meals out and activities. For budget-conscious parents, there are affordable alternatives. Take a look at five cheap (and fun!) things

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How to treat your heirs fairly

Sally Abrahms, Contributing Writer, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

Andrew T. got a big surprise after his father died. His divorced father’s will left the bulk of his money to his other three brothers but left no lump sum to Andrew (who asked that his real name not be used). More mystifying, one of the sons, who had a stormy relationship with his father,

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