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How to Survive When Life Gets Pricey

Multiple kids in preschool, a new house with rooms to fill, friends all getting married or turning 50—there are whole life stages when your expenses feel insurmountable. Don’t charge them. Instead, follow these money-stretching strategies so you can enjoy what you’ve got going on.

How to Avoid Common Scams

Learn how to avoid the most common swindles—from high-tech password theft to low-tech door-to-door hustles.

What Not to Tell Your Kids About Your Finances

Yes, communication is important, and children deserve the truth. But not the whole truth! Best-selling personal finance expert Beth Kobliner, author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius, outlines healthy boundaries for this touchy topic.

Melinda Gates on Her Inspiring New Year Tradition

It’s not about resolutions, but more about setting a particular mindset.

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing (and Giving to) a Charity

Eileen Heisman, CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, offers advice on vetting organizations before opening your heart (and your wallet).

Why College Should Come With a Money-Back Guarantee

Other big purchases do, these experts point out.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Helped Researchers Find a Key ALS Gene

This breakthrough discovery may provide a new target for therapy development.