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  1. The Financial Journey of Modern Parenting
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    The Financial Journey of Modern Parenting

    Parenting is a rewarding lifetime commitment that takes us on a complex and challenging financial journey. Preparing early on can make all the difference later.

  2. What Makes People Vulnerable to Elder Fraud?
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    What Makes People Vulnerable to Elder Fraud?

    Research supported by Merrill Lynch provides some unexpected clues that could help you protect your loved ones

  3. The Basics Q&A:
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    The Basics Q&A: "Mommy, Are We Rich?"

    Q: My five-year-old daughter recently asked me about our financial situation. What's the best way to respond?

  4. Should You Give Cash As a Wedding Gift?
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    Should You Give Cash As a Wedding Gift?

    Online registries make it easier than ever to do so—and couples may welcome the financial help, says our head of behavioral finance

  5. Widowhood: The Loss Couples Rarely Plan for—and Should
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    Widowhood: The Loss Couples Rarely Plan for—and Should

    No one is ever ready, emotionally, for the death of a spouse. But you can prepare financially for the decision-making and reduced income you may someday face.

  6. 6 Classic Elder Fraud Scams—and How You Can Help Prevent Them
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    6 Classic Elder Fraud Scams—and How You Can Help Prevent Them

    Use these tips to help you protect your loved ones from the threat of financial fraud increasingly targeting older Americans.

  7. Protecting Your Family in the Digital Age
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    Protecting Your Family in the Digital Age

    As our lives become more and more digital, families face increasing threats of cybercrime. Here are some ways to avoid becoming a victim.

  8. Remarriage in Retirement: What to Consider Before Saying 'I Do'
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    Remarriage in Retirement: What to Consider Before Saying 'I Do'

    Think about these financial issues before walking down the aisle again

  9. Divorce in Mid-Life: Fresh Starts, New Financial Challenges for Women
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    Divorce in Mid-Life: Fresh Starts, New Financial Challenges for Women

    When a marriage ends, women often see a larger drop in income than men. Consider these key points as you make decisions about splitting your finances as well as your lives.

  10. What Caregiving Costs Women
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    What Caregiving Costs Women

    Women are more likely than men to become caregivers—and the financial and emotional costs are enormous. Watch these videos to help you prepare.

  11. Juggling Day Care and College Costs?
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    Juggling Day Care and College Costs?

    3 strategies to help you balance these competing needs

  12. When the Ultimate Goal Is Family
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    When the Ultimate Goal Is Family

    How a dream of building a retirement home near the kids was almost lost—and what this family did to make it reality

  13. The Things They Never Tell First-time Parents
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    The Things They Never Tell First-time Parents

    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

  14. Newlyweds’ Financial Guide
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    Newlyweds’ Financial Guide

    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.)

  15. The Bride Doesn’t Always Wear White—and Other New Wedding Rules
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    The Bride Doesn’t Always Wear White—and Other New Wedding Rules

    Experts offer their best money-saving tips—plus some insights on how wedding traditions are changing for couples today

  16. The Difference Between “Me” and “We”: Tips for Raising Generous Kids
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    The Difference Between “Me” and “We”: Tips for Raising Generous Kids

    You teach your children to save and spend wisely—these suggestions can help you teach them the power of giving, too

  17. Money Conversations Worth Having with Your Family
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    Money Conversations Worth Having with Your Family

  18. The Basics Q&A: Remarried—With Children? An Estate Plan for You
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    The Basics Q&A: Remarried—With Children? An Estate Plan for You

    Q: How can my estate provide both for my adult children and for my second wife?

  19. 3 Generations Under 1 Roof
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    3 Generations Under 1 Roof

    When an extended family lives together, you need a plan to manage costs and keep everyone happy

  20. Are You the 'Family Bank'?
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    Are You the 'Family Bank'?

    When to say yes—and how to say no—if family members turn to you for financial support.

  21. Personal Essay: Is Alzheimer's in My Future?
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    Personal Essay: Is Alzheimer's in My Future?

    This twenty something learned the value of financial preparedness, and much more, as he watched his grandfather disappear into the fog of Alzheimer's

  22. Can a Marriage of (Financial) Opposites Last?
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    Can a Marriage of (Financial) Opposites Last?

    You bet, says this couple, who have been married for more than four decades. Here, they share their secrets.

  23. Are We on the Brink of an Eldercare Crisis?
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    Are We on the Brink of an Eldercare Crisis?

    A shortage of home health aides is putting pressure on families coping with caregiving

  24. Checklist: 5 Retirement Questions Every Couple Should Ask—and Answer
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    Checklist: 5 Retirement Questions Every Couple Should Ask—and Answer

    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.

  25. Same-Sex Marriage: The Financial Benefits
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    Same-Sex Marriage: The Financial Benefits

    Here's why a growing number of couples are considering tying the knot in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on marriage equality

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