7 important steps to take in the year before you retire

Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger
Senior couple paying bills at home

You wouldn’t dream of running a marathon without undergoing months of training. Or heading into the wilderness without making sure you have adequate provisions. Or betting your life savings on a business venture you haven’t thoroughly researched. But when it comes to entering retirement—when a failure to plan can have devastating consequences—a surprising number of

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What do adults see as their parents’ money mistakes?

Daniel B. Kline •
The Motley Fool

At a certain age, many children have to deal with the financial mistakes their parents make. That could mean having to help them out with money, or even having mom and/or dad move in with you. Some families actually plan for that to happen. In other cases, there are limited options given the high cost

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The 5 money lessons I taught my teenage daughter that helped her save $10,000

Gina Zakaria •
Business Insider
The 5 money lessons I taught my teenage daughter that helped her save $10,000

Teens and money seem to be mutually exclusive—if our kids don’t learn the right lessons early, they’re likely to make big financial mistakes. It doesn’t help that they’ve got to learn most of these important lessons before they enter college. But, as parents, we often don’t give our teens enough credit. They are quick learners,

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Setting up our kids for a successful retirement

Eric Brotman •
Forbes

When you have a baby, it’s hard to imagine that baby retiring from a 40-year career. But it’ll happen. If you’ve already figured out your retirement plan and have all of your financial ducks in a row, there are ways to start setting up your children for financial independence from the time they’re born that

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