Kids & Teens

Saving for Your Child's Future? Define That Future.

October 7, 2015

Saving for a child is a great idea but before opening an account, you need to think about your ultimate goal.
Welcome to the Real World: Personal Finance Tips for New Grads

June 24, 2015

Your child has graduated, but there's one more class he or she needs to take: Personal Finance 101.
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.
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.
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.

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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