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When an extended family lives together, you need a plan to manage costs and keep everyone happy
Q: I just opened a 529 college savings account for my daughter. How can I use it?
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A house is more than a place to live and raise your family. Here are some ways the equity you’ve built up could help you pursue other important goals.
Many people live in their most valuable asset. Here’s how its value could help you retire on your terms.
Demand for homes is on the rise and interest rates remain near record lows. Michelle Meyer, head of U.S. Economics, looks at how long the trend might continue.
How to say yes—and no—if you’re the person everyone in your family turns to for financial support
Q: I do most of my work from home. Do I qualify for a home office tax deduction?
This twenty something learned the value of financial preparedness, and much more, as he watched his grandfather disappear into the fog of Alzheimer's
The markets and investing can seem complicated at first. Use these strategies to better understand your goals for your money and how you can pursue them.
Five questions to help you prepare for what may be one of the most important roles of your life.
You bet, says this couple who have been married for more than four decades. Here, they share their secrets.
New research supported by Merrill Lynch provides some unexpected clues that could help you protect your loved ones
These 3 tips can help you avoid misunderstandings when traveling with family or friends
Q: My wife and I may want to spend more on travel and other leisure activities in retirement. Will we run out of money if we do?
With interest rates edging higher, here are ways you can look for portfolio income, at whatever stage of life you’re in.
Q: Pension income, investments, a 401(k) account: What’s a smart way for me to draw on these sources to meet my retirement needs?
A scarcity of home health aides is putting pressure on families coping with caregiving
Even newlyweds can benefit from having this conversation. The sooner you come to an agreement, the easier it will be for you to put a plan in place to pursue your goals.
Here are some signs to watch for—and steps you can take to help protect your family
Karin Kimbrough, our head of Investment Strategy, answers your questions
Though many people resist the idea of moving to smaller digs, this writer is looking forward to the pleasures of downsizing.
An easy way to find the best time to claim your benefit
These remodeling do's and don'ts could help you make the most of your home -- and potentially even increase its resale value
These eight tech enhancements could make your house “smarter,” safer and more efficient. They may even increase its value.
Q: How can I tell if it’s time for my 78-year-old mother to stop driving?
A quick guide to help you determine where the jobs are—and what kind of work you might like to do
While alluring, relocating to another country can come with its own complications. Ask yourself these 8 questions before making a move.
Our experts offer advice on preparing financially—and otherwise—for a retirement that could last 30 years or more
Paying children's college expenses, caring for aging parents — and saving for retirement? You're not alone.
Answering these seven questions can help you figure out whether it’s the right move for you to make now
Understanding income-producing investments—and how they might behave as interest rates rise—can help guide your search for income.
You can’t control unexpected events in your life and the markets, but these tips can help you limit their impact
How should you respond when the markets throw you for a loop? With volatility expected to continue through year-end, we asked Michael Liersch, Merrill Lynch's head of behavioral finance, for his guidance.
Giving your children their inheritance now, instead of passing it on in a will, can be very satisfying. Here are some things to consider before fast-tracking your legacy.
How a dream of building a retirement home near the kids was almost lost — and what this family did to make it reality.
Three ways to create a meaningful legacy, while generating a healthy retirement income for yourself
3 strategies to help you balance these competing needs
Marriage. Divorce. Remarriage. Retirement. Nothing ever stays the same. Here are three strategies to help you navigate life’s major, often scary and unexpected, turning points.
Creating a secure financial future for your new baby is one of the most important things you can do—but few parents know where to begin.
How Heidi and Reid Rasmussen flipped a potentially disastrous layoff into an opportunity to do what they’d always wanted: team up to create a successful company
How one woman fulfilled her vision for helping both returning soldiers and shelter animals
Exchanging vows on a tropical beach—or in an Irish castle—can be more than just an expression of who you are. You might also save time and money.
A relentless drive to win lifted him to tennis stardom. In his second career, the one-time rebel of the courts is turning that energy to helping children in need.
Q: Which is the better way to save for retirement – a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?
When you said "I do," you committed to sharing your financial future, and that can take some getting used to. (Hint: The more you communicate, the better.)
Four conversations every family should have right now
Taking advantage of Medicare's free preventive health care screenings could help you live a more active and fulfilling life in retirement
PPOs, FSAs, HSAs and more—the range of health care options employers offer can be confusing. Here’s a guide to help you decide what might work best for you and your family.
This research reveals some surprising differences—and similarities—between the sexes
Q. If I retire before I’m eligible for Medicare, how can I replace the health insurance coverage I received from my employer?
Do your homework before deciding where to live in retirement. These tips can help.
Experts offer their best money-saving tips—plus some insights on how wedding traditions are changing for couples today.
Keep your goals on track, no matter what the markets do, by regularly reviewing and adjusting your investment allocations
The information you may need to activate coverage for yourself or your parents
Moves you can make right now that may help reduce your company’s 2016 tax liability.
Consider making these financial moves to help reduce your tax liability and get you closer to your goals
How a son turned to his biggest role model—Dad—for guidance as he rebuilt the family business.
Millions of Americans are trading full-time jobs for the freedom (and risks) of going it alone. Here’s how to manage your finances if you’re thinking about joining them for a few years—or for keeps.
Forget the fountain of youth—our writer goes in search of the secrets of living a happy and financially secure life into your 90s and beyond
In an industry that values youth, Leonard Goldberg and his influential wife, Wendy, are producing hits and supporting causes that celebrate the bonds of family
"Being successful and fulfilling your obligation to the world around you are really the same thing,” says Bank of America Environmental, Social and Governance Executive Andrew Plepler
Technology can make it easier—and more difficult—to maintain your equilibrium. Here are three tips to help you stay focused on what’s most important to you.
Whether you’re considering a move for yourself or for your parents, it’s a crucial decision—and mistakes could be costly
Try these inventive ways to help your children become financially savvy
Members of ‘the Greatest Generation,’ Don and Martha Farley have devoted their lives to helping others—and they passed along that giving spirit to their three daughters
Open online education is making it easier than ever to pursue knowledge without going broke. Here's what a number of prestigious schools are offering you.
With market growth a moving target, regular rebalancing can help you stay on track to pursue your investment goals
Your approach to investing could help boost your income. Here are some steps to consider.
A great resource for teaching your family about finances—or brushing up on your own knowledge—the Better Money Habits® website, brought to you by Bank of America, offers free, practical information and tools to help you build financial know-how
Q: My teenage daughter worked as a waitress this summer. Is it too early for her to start investing for retirement?