Kids & Teens


How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?

September 3, 2014

Teens may feel grown up, but when it comes to managing money they still have an awful lot to learn.
 
Got Kids in Grade School? Start Their Financial Education Now!

July 9, 2014

A new school year is exciting. Use it as a chance to get them on the path to financial literacy.
 
Helping Recent Grads: How Much Financial Support Should You Give?

July 9, 2014

Helping a new grad is a balancing act between offering financial support and fostering independence.
 
Does Your Teen Need to File a Tax Return?

March 12, 2014

Whether or not your teen needs to file a tax return, a first job can be a great lesson in financial reality.
 
When You Cash Out a Custodial Account, Who Declares the Gains or Losses?

February 19, 2014

When you take over a custodial account, the gains—and the losses—are yours for better or worse.
 
529 Accounts: What Happens When Your Child Doesn't Go to College?

December 11, 2013

Kid not going to college? Don't despair. Those 529 assets can be used for a variety of higher education costs.
 
Got Kids? Make Life a Little Easier With This Financial Checklist

October 30, 2013

Raising kids is expensive, but being financially prepared isn't just about money—it's about planning ahead.
 
Student Loans: Things to Consider Before—and After—You Borrow

October 9, 2013

Student loans can mean future opportunity—or a heap of financial trouble. Weigh the pros and cons before you sign. 
Saving for College: Five Steps to Get You Started

September 25, 2013

Don't panic about the future cost of college. Instead, put yourself on a savings program you can stick with. 
Can Middle Schoolers Learn to Make Smart Money Choices?

September 11, 2013

Learning about money is a hands-on experience. Give your kids financial responsibility and the lessons will follow.
 
Your Empty Nest Is Full Again. Now What?

June 26, 2013

When a young adult moves back home, it can be a plus for both of you—as long as you set some limits.
 
Can a Preschooler Learn the Value of Money?

May 15, 2013

Even young kids can learn about money if you make it fun. And it can be as simple as a trip to the store.
 
How Can You Close the College Saving Gap?

February 13, 2013

There's more than one way to pay for college. Plan your strategy now—and get your kids involved, too. 
 
Do Student Savings Mean Less Financial Aid?

October 24, 2012

Facing college costs? Learn some strategies for maximizing financial aid eligibility. 
 
Should Teens Be Expected to Work to Help Save for College?

June 1, 2011

A summer job can be a boost for a college fund as well as a teenager's self-esteem. But be sure to set some realistic parameters.
    
529 Plans: A Great Idea, But Know the Rules

May 25, 2011

529 plans can help you jumpstart college savings for a child or grandchild, but know the rules about their use before you invest.
 
Paying for College: Can I Borrow From My IRA?

April 13, 2011

Higher education is expensive, and many parents wonder about how they can afford it for their kids—but raiding your IRA is not the way to go about it.
 
Jean Chatzky Speaks to Parents of Teens: Yes, Your Kids Want to Learn About Money!

March 2, 2011

Teens want to learn about money. Get advice on teaching them from money expert Jean Chatzky.
 
How You Give Money to Your Children Can Be as Important as How Much

August 18, 2010

Giving money to adult kids can raise some sticky issues. Be clear about what you're giving and why.

Welcome to the Real World: Financial Advice for New Grads

June 16, 2010

Your kid has graduated, but there's one more class he or she needs to take: Personal Finance
101.
     
Saving for Your Child's Future? Define That Future!

March 17, 2010

'Save for the future.' Good advice, but it doesn't tell you where to save. Know what you're saving for and your choices will be clearer.
   
Helping Young Adults: There's More to It Than Writing a Check

April 9, 2009

Can you help your kids financially without weakening their motivation? Yes, but you have to be selective about the type of help you give.
  



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