Personal Finance

Help with taxes, saving for college and other financial planning issues.

Taxes

  • 6 things to consider before you remarry

    Many of us start second families, and that comes with a whole new set of financial considerations. Here are six things to think about before you tie the knot again.
  • These are the new tax brackets for 2020

    Federal tax rates for next year will remain the same, but the new brackets, released by the IRS, have been adjusted from 2019 to account for inflation. Find out where you fall.
  • 10 states with low taxes for retirees

    If relocating is part of your retirement plan, a new locale’s tax rates are a major consideration. These 10 states count themselves among the most tax-friendly in the nation.
  • Relocating to lower your taxes in retirement

    There's no question that moving to a low-tax state from a high one can save money. But there are many other factors to consider before you start packing your bags.

College

  • A parents' guide to college borrowing

    The high cost of college can mean taking on extra debt to help fund your kids' education. Here's a look at all your options and the pros and cons of each.
  • A guide to Fafsa and divorce

    Financial aid forms are always complicated, and they get even trickier when parents are divorced, unmarried or part of blended families. Here’s how to navigate the hard parts.
  • Employers match student loan payments with 401(k)

    Many workers with student loans postpone saving for retirement. Now, a handful of companies are trying to prevent them from falling behind on retirement savings by matching their student-loan repayments with contributions to a 401(k) plan.
  • 4 documents for parents and college students

    If you want to be able to step in and help your college-age children when needed, there’s some important medical and financial paperwork to keep on hand.

Financial Planning

  • 6 things to consider before you remarry

    Many of us start second families, and that comes with a whole new set of financial considerations. Here are six things to think about before you tie the knot again.
  • 10 ways to vet a charity

    Finding a charity whose mission matches your goals isn't always easy. Following these ten steps could help you identify the right charity before you donate.
  • A parents' guide to college borrowing

    The high cost of college can mean taking on extra debt to help fund your kids' education. Here's a look at all your options and the pros and cons of each.
  • Guide to rebalancing your investments

    Figuring out a mix of assets that's right for you is one of the most important financial decisions you will make. Use this guide to help keep your investments on track regardless of market movements large or small.