COLUMN: My Porcelain Childhood

The day I learned that our middle finger can be used for something other than assisting the other fingers in grabbing a can of...

Get Started: Can’t pay the IRS? You do have options

CAN’T PAY THE GOVERNMENT? With a little more than five weeks until this year’s tax filing deadline of April 17, many small business owners are...

FAITH: Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

"The hope that we have is that the Bible tells is in Matthew 25:41 that one day, all evil will be done away with. Until that day we can rely on God’s grace. He doesn’t always prevent tragedy, but his grace will always see us through it. "

How to get your child ready for the swim check at camp

It can be stressful. Kids who aren’t strong swimmers sometimes feel nervous and might not swim their best.

Liz Weston: How schools can teach kids to be smart consumers

Most financial literacy efforts in schools don’t improve people’s behavior later in life. That could be because we’re focusing on the wrong things. Trying to...

Ask Brianna: How to say no to being a bridesmaid

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a...

Liz Weston: Beat the retiree crowds to these 5 places abroad

Coronado in Panama once had pristine beaches and not much else. Today the resort town is a haven for U.S. and Canadian retirees, with...

At what point does crying ‘lynching’ trivialize the word?

R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual abuse allegations against him amounts to a “public lynching.” Bill Cosby’s people say his...

COLUMN: Time’s up for cheerleaders/dancers at NFL, NBA games

This is not a rant against cheerleading. That’s a legitimate sport, played by elite athletes — men and women — who are worthy of admiration...

Column: Father’s Day reminds parents and children of the gift of family

I am at the desk in my office, surrounded by pictures of my family. To my right is a photo of Roxann, J.C. and me...