Kids & Teens
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.
February 19, 2014
When you take over a custodial account, the gains—and the losses—are yours for better or worse.
December 11, 2013
Kid not going to college? Don't despair. Those 529 assets can be used for a variety of higher education costs.
October 30, 2013
Raising kids is expensive, but being financially prepared isn't just about money—it's about planning ahead.
October 9, 2013
Student loans can mean future opportunity—or a heap of financial trouble. Weigh the pros and cons before you sign.
September 25, 2013
Don't panic about the future cost of college. Instead, put yourself on a savings program you can stick with.
September 11, 2013
Learning about money is a hands-on experience. Give your kids financial responsibility and the lessons will follow.
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.
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.
February 13, 2013
There's more than one way to pay for college. Plan your strategy now—and get your kids involved, too.
October 24, 2012
Facing college costs? Learn some strategies for maximizing financial aid eligibility.
June 27, 2012
Taking a break before college can be a good idea—as long the time is spent getting a real-world education.
June 6, 2012
While the day-to-day care of a special needs child can be challenging, providing a secure financial future is equally important—and potentially complicated.
October 19, 2011
Investing on behalf of your grandchildren is a fantastic—and generous—idea. But choosing the right investment account demands some thought!
September 14, 2011
There's no easy way to reduce private school tuition. But many schools offer an easy way to reduce the impact of inflation.
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.
March 2, 2011
Teens want to learn about money. Get advice on teaching them from money expert Jean Chatzky.
August 18, 2010
Read an article from Schwab expert Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz about why giving money to adult kids can raise some sticky issues.
June 16, 2010
Your kid has graduated, but there's one more class he or she needs to take: Personal Finance 101.
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.
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.