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  1. 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?

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Are You The 'Family Bank'?
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    Are You The 'Family Bank'?

    How to say yes—and no—if you’re the person everyone in your family turns to for financial support

  7. 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

  8. The Caregiver’s Financial Guide
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    The Caregiver’s Financial Guide

    Five questions to help you prepare for what may be one of the most important roles of your life.

  9. 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.

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

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

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

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

  12. Elder Fraud Is on the Rise: Is a Con Artist Targeting Someone You Love?
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    Elder Fraud Is on the Rise: Is a Con Artist Targeting Someone You Love?

    Here are some signs to watch for—and steps you can take to help protect your family

  13. 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.

  14. Sandwich Generation Balancing Act
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    Sandwich Generation Balancing Act

    Paying children's college expenses, caring for aging parents — and saving for retirement? You're not alone.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Are You Ready for Life’s Big Changes?
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    Are You Ready for Life’s Big Changes?

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.)

  20. 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.

  21. Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Save
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    Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Save

    Try these inventive ways to help your children become financially savvy

  22. Changing Your Facebook Status to
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    Changing Your Facebook Status to "Remarried"—in Retirement?

    Consider these financial issues before walking down the aisle again

  23. 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

  24. Checklist: Must-Reading for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver
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    Checklist: Must-Reading for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

    "If you’re currently caring for a person with Alzheimer’s, here are some tips that can help," says Cynthia Hutchins, Merrill Lynch’s director of financial gerontology.

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