When your kids ask how much money you make

Editor and Janet Bodnar •
Kiplinger

Coming from your children, “How much do you make?” is the kind of awkward question that makes parents squirm. Your first inclination may be to blurt out a top-of-the-head answer, such as “That’s none of your business.” You don’t feel comfortable sharing the information, and you’re naturally worried—not without reason—that your kids may let it

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Does your savings goal seem like an uphill battle? Start small

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boys walking their bicycles uphill at dusk

If you haven’t gotten in the habit of saving, the idea of it can seem overwhelming. For a lot of people, looking at spending habits—and identifying places to cut—can seem like a daunting task, especially when focusing on a specific savings goal. But, this process can be approached a lot of different ways, and it

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10 financial decisions you will regret forever

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Bob Niedt •
Kiplinger

Financial regrets. We’ve all had a few. But there’s a big difference between making an impulse purchase that you second-guess the morning after and making a major decision about your money that could haunt you for a lifetime. We reached out to dozens of financial planners and personal-finance experts for their views on some of

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