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What to do if you’re delinquent on your student loans

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

My son has fallen behind on his student loan payments. How can he get back on track? Have him contact the loan servicer immediately. Even one missed payment is considered a delinquency, and federal loans that have been delinquent for at least 90 days are reported to the three major credit agencies. If your son

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Help your employees plan for retirement: 4 tips from a business owner and financial planner

Peter Racen •
Business2Community

Employee benefits have become a defining issue in the United States. Much media attention has been given to the new parental leave policies at Netflix and Facebook, and debates rage on about the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act. But behind the headlines, small business owners are simply striving to provide fair, attractive plans to

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35 things you can do to keep your best employees from quitting

Jacquelyn Smith •
Business Insider

Most business professionals would agree that talented employees are the most valuable corporate asset. But Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job,” says finding those people is only half of the equation. “Retaining the best and

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Money talk: Teaching kids the basics

Wintrust

It all starts with a conversation. Having the money talk with you kids and sharing lessons on how to embrace a healthy financial lifestyle is one of the best things you can give your children. Starting off with the basics helps you instill good money habits early on. Here are some things to think about.

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Teaching your teen about money

Wintrust
Teenage girl thinking about homework in kitchen

You want your teen to live a healthy lifestyle and that includes physical and mental health, academic success and healthy financial habits. Not every parent thinks about financial lessons, but those are just as important as the rest. Financial literacy isn’t a course taught in school, and maybe you’re not that money savvy either, but

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