When it comes to saving for college, it’s never too early to start, and 529 plans are a great option for parents. Eleven percent of parents save for college with a 529 account, but financial advisors say the accounts could be a smart move for many more. These plans get their name from…

Most students don‘t have a lot of money, a fact that doesn‘t surprise some. College is often the first time many students are responsible for their own finances. Working a low-paying job, scraping by and having student loans awaiting after graduation can seem overwhelming. However, students can build better financial habits…

The time has finally come. After touring countless college campuses, spending hours writing your application essays and waiting anxiously for those acceptance letters, there’s only one thing left to do: have “the money talk” with your ‘rents. Although talking about how you’re going to pay for college with your family…

When I wrote my first column about kids and money in the 1990s, the hot topic was whether to buy Pump sneakers, one of the first items of kids’ apparel with a price tag that passed the $100 mark. Two decades later, I found myself weighing in on whether to…

Last holiday season, large chain stores reported $616 billion in total retail sales — a 4 percent increase over the previous year. With this year’s holiday shopping season upon us, businesses are expected to face an even bigger increase in crowds and sales, making the demand for seasonal employees higher…

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