9 lessons the Great Depression taught us about money

Paul Michael and Wisebread.com •
Kiplinger

Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn of the 20th Century. Unemployment went as high as 25% in the U.S., over 5,000 banks failed, and hundreds of thousands of Americans became homeless. Extreme situations call for extreme measures, and that’s when everyone looked at ways to cut

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Financial planning for special-needs children

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Jessica and Nathan Pugh’s 5-year-old son, Lachlan, has a rare brain malformation that affects his motor skills, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down much. Lachlan enjoys zipping around in his motorized wheelchair, and he is content to spend hours in the toy aisle at Target. “He’s a very stable, happy and super fun

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How to earn a gold medal with your finances

InvestorPlace.com and Jeff Reeves •
Kiplinger

At the Rio Olympics, the U.S. is dominating the medal counts in sports from women’s gymnastics to men’s swimming. However, while we may lead the world in many athletic contests, the sad reality is that some Americans are at the back of the field when it comes to their finances. We are a nation that

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