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The Case for Financial Education
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 02, 2016

In an increasingly complex financial world, the need for financial education is undeniable.

Got Grandkids? Want to Help Them Learn Good Money Habits?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 14, 2016

As a grandparent, helping grandkids learn good financial habits may be a more valuable gift than giving money.

Is Your Teen Financially Fit?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
August 24, 2016

Kids want to learn about money management and it's pretty much up to us parents to teach them. Here's how.

Is a High-Priced College Worth the Cost?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
August 10, 2016

When it comes to choosing a college, more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better.

Helping Young Adults Means More Than Writing a Check
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 22, 2016

Will helping kids financially weaken their motivation? Not if you're selective about the type of help you give.

Top 10 Financial To Do's for Today's Grads
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 15, 2016

Graduation is an important milestone to mark the beginning of a new life—and new financial responsibilities.

How Realistic Is a College Scholarship?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
April 13, 2016

Scholarships are competitive, but there's a lot of money available if you take the time and effort to find it.

First Steps for Your Baby's Financial Future
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
March 09, 2016

New baby? There's a lot to think about—including your child's financial future. College is a major savings goal, but there's even more to consider.

How Can a Teenager Begin to Invest?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 18, 2015

Help a young person get started investing now and they'll thank you for years to come. Here's how.

Saving for Your Child's Future? Define That Future.
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 07, 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
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 24, 2015

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

Baby On the Way: Are You Ready for Your New Financial Reality?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 27, 2015

Planning for baby's arrival? Take time now (while you have it!) to get financially prepared. 

How Much Should You Be Saving?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
April 29, 2015

Everyone knows it's important to save. But how much? That depends on your goals and how long you have to reach them.

Paying for College: Are Scholarships Taxable?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 18, 2015

Favorable tax treatment of scholarship money is only one way Uncle Sam may be able to help you with college costs.

What's the Best College Saving Strategy When You Have Young Kids?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 05, 2014

While it's important to start saving for college early, it's equally important to be strategic about how you save.

How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 03, 2014

Teens may feel grown up, but when it comes to managing money they still have an awful lot to learn.

529 Accounts: What Happens When Your Child Doesn't Go to College?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
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
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 30, 2013

Raising kids is expensive, but being financially prepared isn't just about money—it's about planning ahead.

Saving for College: Five Steps to Get You Started
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 25, 2013

Don't panic about the future cost of college. Instead, put yourself on a savings program you can stick with.