Sending cash to the child's parents is obviously the easiest option for grandparents or other givers — if the parents can be counted on.
Homeowners and appraisers have narrowed their differences in home-value views, a sign of normalcy since the depths of the housing market bust in 2008.
In nearly all markets it again makes sense to buy a home. But those big rents you're paying is going to make it harder.
Index funds are clear winners due to low fees and tax efficiency, but if you really want to dabble in managed funds, here's how to do it.
Try hard enough and you can almost always see the housing-market glass as half full — but only by remembering how bad things were.
What would we like to be thankful for next year? Not to be ungrateful, but not everything is perfect.
Many investors are paying for not organizing their portfolios in the most tax-efficient way. Reinvest in different funds or tax-favored accounts and reduce the problem.
To get to a living-large lifestyle in retirement, you're going to need more flexibility than blind adherence to a money withdrawal rule.
Homeowners who take out a home equity line of credit for one purpose but use it for another risk higher rates for low value.
Yes, you might need nursing-home care. But the most common figures about those needs don't tell the whole story.