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Short, timely articles based on a real-world weekly theme.

Caring for Aging Parents
As parents age, adult children may need to provide financial guidance and support. This week, we look at some of the issues common to many families.

Eldercare Introduction

What you need to know about many of the financial issues associated with eldercare.

Communicating With Aging Parents About Money

Talking about elder care issues isn’t always easy, but it’s an important first step in forming a long-term plan.

Managing Cash Flow in Retirement

Juggling expenses and income can be a challenge for many retirees.

Protecting Your Parents’ Finances

Working to prevent financial trouble before it starts.

Essentials of Elder Law

Legal issues associated with aging parents can be complex, but here are some basic topics to consider about estate and medical care planning.

When Your Parents Can No Longer Live Independently

Late in life care can be extraordinarily costly, especially when an assisted living home is required. Here's what to expect.

Surprises to Avoid

How to sidestep the unexpected challenges that arise as parents grow older.

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Avoiding Surprises with Holiday Spending

Does the idea of the holiday season fill you with dread instead of joy? If you're worried about holiday spending, you're not alone! This week we have lots of ideas for a happy season.

Holiday Spending: Avoiding Surprises

We've pulled together a whole week's worth of tips and hacks designed to make your holiday shopping pain free this year - and let you love the season again!

Holiday Spending by the Numbers

How much will you spend on your spouse or significant other this year - and are you spending because you think you should or because you've found something truly meaningful your partner will love?

Splurge Accounts Can Help With Impulse Spending

Tired of running out of money, even though you've budgeted carefully? Creating a specific line item or account for impulse buys and splurging can help you stay on track each month.

Holiday Spending Survival Guide

The holidays are supposed to be fun, but worries about spending can put a damper on the festivities. Incorporating these savvy shopping strategies can help you save - and enjoy a stress-free season, too!

Put a Holiday Spending Worksheet to Work

Avoid the last minute panic and stress of trying to stretch your money out over the holiday season by planning in advance instead. A holiday spending worksheet can help.

Frugal Fun After Too Much Holiday Spending

Getting past the spending whirlwind that most of us indulge in over the holidays can be tough, but these tips will help you get back to normal in a hurry.

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