Jun 15, 2012
Top earners are able to spend more, boosting their children's odds for future success.
Jun 11, 2012
The financial toll on families from the dreadful economy of recent years is enormous.
Jun 1, 2012
Tess is joined by senior producer Paddy Hirsch and credit expert Liz Weston to talk about credit utilization, bankruptcy amongst seniors, and the down side of buying real estate for your kids.
May 29, 2012
My 11-year-old son won some money in a math contest at school. He doesn't have anything that he is interested in spending his money on immediately, and I suggested that instead of spending it just for the sake of spending it, he might consider buying stocks and building a little portfolio. He seemed interested in this idea, but I wasn't sure where he should start. He has around $150. Can you help us decide where to start? Thanks! Michelle, South Jordan, UT
May 23, 2012
My husband and I gave our daughter $40,000 for a down payment on a condo. She defaulted on the loan and went into foreclosure. Consequently, our credit score has tanked. How can we get our old great credit back? Nobody cares that we were not the ones who defaulted. Please help. Cathy, Redmond, OR
May 21, 2012
For the first time, the total bill for the typical family of four with an employer-sponsored health-care plan (a preferred provider plan with co-pays and deductibles) breached $20,000 in 2012.
May 21, 2012
How do you recommend investing funds in an emergency savings account? Peter, Cherry Hill, NJ
Apr 27, 2012
Commentator Tim Bedore's 14-year-old daughter is lobbying ferociously for an iPhone.
Apr 17, 2012
I'll be retiring in a few months and my husband is already retired. We are thinking of selling our home in Florida and moving to California to be closer to our children and grandchildren, who live in Los Angeles. Another option might be to keep the house in Florida, buy an RV and camp out in an RV park in California until we wear out our welcome. What are some of the pitfalls that we should try to avoid? Nancy, Milton, FL