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Jul 23, 2013 3:11AM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

A new survey says parental contributions dropped 35% in the past 3 years. Grants and scholarships -- and smarter choices -- are filling the gap.

Jul 19, 2013 6:28PM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

Difficult early family experiences may lead to future problems with shopping and debt, according to one study.

Jul 19, 2013 1:54PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

We've all fantasized about that Powerball win or fat work bonus, but what would we do if fantasy became reality? Here are six good reality checks.

Jul 18, 2013 1:41PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Doling out a monthly clothing stipend will help your teen develop concrete skills with money. Plus you can avoid having to go to the mall with them.

Jul 9, 2013 10:48PM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

Oregon recently approved a plan to waive tuition in favor of future payback. That doesn't mean a 'free' education, though -- and is it the right way to pay?

Jul 9, 2013 2:13PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

We've just passed the halfway point for 2013. Now's the best time to check in on the financial goals you set in January.

Jul 4, 2013 11:24PM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

Personal finance is an unromantic topic. But don't wait until after the invitations are printed to find out if you're fiscally compatible.

Jul 1, 2013 6:42PM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

One blogger says the way to spend less money is to pretend you don't have much of it. It's a good chance to decide what's most important to you.

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