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Under Obamacare, parents could keep their adult children on their plan until they were 26. But next year those 20-somethings can get their own plan. What then? It's complicated.
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Have you had 'the talk' with your child yet? No, not THAT talk. The money talk. If not, you'd better start thinking about it. Experts say by 10, it's too late.
That school health insurance plan your child brought home when classes started? It's cheap, yes. But read carefully before you buy. it doesn't cover much. If anything at all.
Financial responsibility is as important these days as reading, writing and arithmetic. But is your teen ready for a credit card or bank account? Here are four red flags that he's not.
Letting your kids play with your devices led to $2.8 billion in spending to repair or replace those items. Think about that next time junior wants to play with your smartphone.
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