Entries by Misty Hunter

How to wean grown kids off your payroll, freeing up more retirement cash

Are your adult children still relying on you financially? Here’s how to help them find independence. Just because your kids have moved out of the house doesn’t mean they’re out of your financial life. Six out of 10 (61 percent) parents with at least one adult child over 18 said they provided them financial help, according […]

A New Benefit: Some Companies Help Workers Pay Down Student Loans

Many companies now help employees pay off their student loans. Is this the wave of the future?   Student loan debt has not only become more common, but the size of the average loan has nearly doubled over the past decade or so. Collectively, Americans carry more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. Learn more here.

Great Ideas for $1,000: Home, Travel, Gifts & Fitness

Do you have a few hundred dollars to spare? Want to make the most of it? Here are a few smart (and fun) ideas. Maybe you received a bonus at work, got lucky on a scratch-off lottery ticket or—unlike many disappointed taxpayers this season—you scored a sizable tax refund. If you have a grand to […]