Six key tax tips for new parents

Catherine Donaldson-Evans •
Parents
Girl running with arms out, on studio background

It goes without saying, but having a baby isn’t cheap — a fact that often blindsides new parents. “New parents don’t have a lot of extra money, and having a baby is a lot more expensive than they think it would be,” says Ellie Kay, a Parents advisor for the Mom Money Clinic and a

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Four money lessons my parents taught me as a kid that made me good with money today

Anna Baluch •
Business Insider
4 money lessons my parents taught me as a kid that made me good with money today

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Anna Baluch’s parents taught her money lessons as a child that she still uses today.

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Aging parents and real estate investments

Carolyn Rosenblatt •
Forbes
Senior woman and adult daughter laughing on porch

For aging parents who had a measure of financial success, real estate investments are not unusual. Their portfolios can include single-family rental homes, apartment buildings or commercial entities. When they were younger, many of these seniors took pride in managing these investments themselves. But time can take its toll. We are seeing age-related problems eroding

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Pros and cons of using a credit card for back-to-school shopping

Chonce •
Everything Finance

Back-to-school shopping can get expensive fast. On one hand, you think you’re just buying pens, pencils, and notebooks, but everything adds up. Clothes can also be pricey even with the sales and discounts especially if you’re purchasing a whole new fall wardrobe. For parents who wind up spending a few hundred dollars each year during

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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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