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How to Go Freelance Without Going Broke

It’s easy to see the allure of the freelance life. You make money doing what you love, on your own time, in your own way – talk about flexibility and freedom!  But without careful planning, it can also mean financial failure. You’re now not only responsible for running your business and doing your job, but also for makings […]

9 Ways to Talk About Money So Kids Actually Understand

By Sarah Lybrand It’s important to model good financial behaviors for your children, but it’s just as important to talk about money, both in front of – and with – your kids. Even better: combine modeling and talking and involve your kids in your everyday money behaviors and decisions. Doing this can lay a foundation of financial […]

The Average Cost of College Will Rise. This is How You Can Start Preparing for It

By Sandy John It’s a given that most costs rise over time, but the average cost of college seems to rise faster than other prices. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reports that tuition at four-year public colleges rose an average of 5.5% for the 2017-18 academic year. The average cost of a four-year public college was $21,370 […]

Employee Stock Options Explained: Why You Might Want to Bet on Your Employer (If You Can)

By Sarah Lybrand Employee stock options (ESOs) are a common form of equity compensation offered by companies to their employees and executives (the grantees). ESOs offer grantees the right to buy a specific number of shares of company stock at a specified price for a finite amount of time, usually ten years.  Rather than grant […]

Basic Budgeting Tips for Kids that are Never too Early to Start Trying

By Paige Connor Totaro It’s a concept even some adults have trouble with: the basic idea that the amount of money coming in must be greater than or equal to the money going out. But the earlier you can teach budgeting skills to your kids, the more likely they’ll be to develop their own financial independence. Give […]