Liz Weston: How to help your parents protect their money

LIZ WESTON •
The Associated Press
Liz Weston: Retirement advice from retired financial experts

Our financial decision-making abilities peak in our 50s and can decline pretty rapidly after age 70, researchers tell us. That’s how otherwise smart older people fall for sweepstakes frauds, Nigerian investment schemes and the grandparent scam, where con artists pretend to be grandchildren in a financial jam. But few people want to hear that they’re

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Nine parents reveal the money habits they refuse to pass on to their kids

Business Insider •
Business Insider
A deck for backyard living is a must with rowdy kids....

From when to say “please” and “thank you” to how to drive a car, we learn a lot from our parents.  Oftentimes, that includes picking up on their money habits as well.  And while some of that financial wisdom consists of worthwhile advice that we’ll turn around and pass along to our own kids, other habits are better off forgotten. 

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How SurveyMonkey’s new chief people officer engages employees

Phil Albinus •
Employee Benefit News
Happy employee

As the first chief people officer for SurveyMonkey, Becky Cantieri’s recent promotion from her role as senior vice president of human resources shows how seriously the firm is taking employee engagement and retention. Last October, Cantieri was named one of EBN’s Benny Award winners. The HR veteran, who before joining SurveyMonkey in 2011 worked at

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A must-read for moms: Five financial tips

Judith Ward •
Forbes

Women face a number of gender-specific risks when it comes to money. According to U.S. Census Bureau research, women earn roughly 80 cents on the dollar compared with men. In addition to the disparity in our paychecks, there is a far more significant lifetime earnings gap that is most prevalent with women who take time

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Four activities to kickstart the family budget

Neale Godfrey •
Forbes

The words “family” and “budget” are not often seen together.  As parents, you may have questions about how much you should get your children involved in family finances.  I feel strongly about using your home as an incubator for real life money issues. Otherwise, it’s hard to expect your kids to grow up to understand

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