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Financial Planning?

A.G. asks from Chicago

Ugh!!! We have got to get on a financial plan. I have figured out that my mind does not like the term "budget"--it sounds so restrictive to me. Anyway, . . . We ...


Realities of Divorce and finance...ouch! How Did You Get past That?

J.B. asks from Boston

So...I met with an attorney today to discuss my situation and will be meeting with 2 more attorneys and a mediator over the next few weeks to see what they say and fig...


Can You Help with Money Saving Tips?

A.H. asks from Chicago

My retirement savings just took a major nosedive with the recent stockmarket drops so I am going to need all the help I can get with saving money. Is there one major ...


Financial Questioin

H.M. asks from Detroit

Like almost every other person out there my husband and I are in a financial bind. We have a ton of credit card debt. My husband wants me to cash out my IRA of which...


Emergency Fund/401k/College Fund/Savings

B.L. asks from Fresno

We put money into our emergency fund (trying to get it at 6 month living expense), 15% into 401k and try to max on our Roth IRA (10k/year is max), and then we put $50/...


Retirement vs College

J.G. asks from Chicago

Since there is a tension about this on the board, let's actually discuss it. Do you save more for retirement or for your kids college? Or do you save for both? And how...


529 College Plans

E.K. asks from Dallas

any suggestions on what plans are good? I've been researching one from Nebraska and Alaska, but wanted to get some suggestions. Also, is this plan better than a Colle...


Saving for Your Toddler's College Fund! 529, Gerber Life, Etc???

J.A. asks from St. Louis

Any suggestions on what you and your family are doing? While my parent's paid for about 60% of my college career, they hardly saved at all and left both myself and...


Who Do I Go to for This? Seeking Possible Financial Advisor

K.P. asks from Kansas City

I am seeking someone who can teach me about financial issues. Right now my husband and I could die and I don't know what would happen to our home, our child etc. I kn...


Retirement Investment Advice

A. asks from Dallas

My husband's job offers the Fidelity Advisor SIMPLE IRA and so I wanted advice from you smart mommas on if this a good way to save for retirement. Thanks, we're new t...