How to give kids stocks in a meaningful, fun way

RFC, Founder, Iar, Hobart Financial Group, and Chris Hobart •
Kiplinger

The season of giving is now past, so you probably know if the presents you purchased were a hit or a miss. It’s tough for parents, much less grandparents, to get it right every time. And let’s face it, what children want isn’t always what’s best for them or something they need. The practical thing

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Piece 2 homes together into 1

Eleanor Laise, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

Barbara Williams’s home is a lively one. Much of the year, there are four generations under one roof. Williams, age 65, shares her five-bedroom Silver Spring, Md., home with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and three young grandsons–and her 91-year-old mother visits for several months at a stretch. While the multigenerational living arrangement may be messy

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5 easy steps every parent should take if they want to be able to pay for their kid to go to college

Emmie Martin •
Business Insider

Parents are saving for college at record levels — but they’re still coming up short. According to Fidelity’s recently released 10-Year College Progress Report, 72% of parents reported saving for college this year — a record high — compared to 58% in 2007. But despite this increase, the study found that just 29% of parents

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