Family

Is a living trust worth it?

A living trust, also known as a revocable trust, can be a smart addition to your end-of-life planning. Find out what it is and why you should consider one.

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How to talk about end-of-life and emergency planning with your family

Many families struggle to talk about topics related to death, emergency preparedness, and end-of-life concerns. This guide offers a good place to start.

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How to budget for early childhood education

Private school isn’t code for “out of reach.” Here, things to know about financing private preschool or private elementary school.

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Should I invest in a 529 plan for my child?

Is a 529 Plan the best option for saving toward your child’s education? CFP Mary Beth Storjohann weighs your options.

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Reviews: Is a meal kit subscription right for your family?

Meal kits offer healthy family meal options without the hassle of recipe hunting or shopping. Find out if they live up to the hype.

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Financial planning for children with special needs

When raising a child with special needs, you may face unique financial challenges and decisions when planning your future. Here’s what to know.

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Why you (yes, you!) need to prepare a will now

Creating a will may seem complex, but nearly everyone needs a last will and testament, and creating a will can be simple. Here’s why creating one now is so important.

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Three types of insurance new parents should have

You may be missing something big— and we’re not talking about the baby bouncer. Here, the insurance every parent should consider.

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Parents share their best road trip hacks

A family road trip can create lifelong memories. Here are the best road trip tips from parents who’ve been there.

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25 states with the best public education

Whether it’s paying for private education or buying a home in the best school district, if it’s financially feasible, most parents will do anything to give their kids the very best. Learn what states offer top public education that can be gentler on your wallet.

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