The Shriver Report – personal finance

Special Edition

To Buy or Rent – That is the Question for Gen Yers
For many of us, the great American dream still revolves around home ownership and it’s a natural step that many GenYers are finding themselves faced with. Whether you’re married or single, when it comes to the rent vs. own dilemma it’s important to consider these 5 questions before making a choice to buy.  → Read More
5 Money Tips for my Graduating Daughter
I have been a single mom for the past 9 years and graduation day finally arrived for my only daughter, Amber. While raising her, I didn’t want money to be taboo to talk about like it was when I was growing up in the 80s. So, I’m glad it was often a topic of conversation in our household. There were many lessons taught, but here are the 5 most important money tips I shared with her when she graduated from high school.  → Read More
5 Money Lessons My Dad Taught Me Before I Turned 18
My dad raised six hardheaded kids in a small three-bedroom ranch home, in a small rural town, on a factory worker’s salary. But he did it and never complained. He was proud and didn’t ask anybody for anything. My dad never got to see me graduate from high school, go on to college or start my own family; but he did teach me five important lessons about money that will stay with me forever.  → Read More
4 Examples My Parents Set That Made Me Financially Savvy
My parents weren’t perfect, but they did a great job of raising one financially savvy kid. The money lessons my parents taught me as I was growing up have served me well in adulthood. Specifically four of these examples have helped me the most.  → Read More
5 Ways to Manage Financial Stress
If you’re stressed about money, the good news is you’re not alone. According to a 2013 study by Citi and LinkedIn, women experience more stress and have more financial concerns than men, and Gen X women report the highest levels of stress of any age group. So how can we cope with all this? We’ve got some ideas!  → Read More
3 Tips to Tackle Your Student Loans
When you first started out with your student loans, you, like many other borrowers, were probably an intrepid undergrad or graduate student excited about the college experience ahead. There’s no time like the present to do something many student loan borrowers don’t realize – you can change the way you repay your loans and even how much you pay.  → Read More
Life Ed
Life Ed: 3 Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms to Ensure a Healthy Financial Future
The reality is that nine out of 10 women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives. Therefore, you should establish or maintain your financial independence even while you choose to stay at home to raise your children.  → Read More
Single Sales: Tips for Women When Buying a Home
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Jane in a single-family home with a white picket fence and a baby carriage. What if Jane was a content, single, and financially independent woman who decided to alter tradition by jumping straight to the little house with the white picket fence? When buying as a single female, there is a lot to consider. We’ve compiled a list of sometimes-overlooked tips to help with the daunting process.  → Read More
A Different Side of Barbie: Homeowner
I was eight years old when my parents bought me my very first Barbie house, marking a pivotal entry in my dream house journal. Looking back, one thing in particular distinctively stood out: I’d always portrayed Barbie as a single woman, with no man in tow.  → Read More
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