From college to retirement, plan for all of life's milestones.
Your own savings may be more substantial, but in general Americans struggle to meet their savings goals. Even a healthy savings account may not provide as much income as you would like over a long retirement.
For young adults with college debt, deciding whether to pay off student loans early or contribute to a 401(k) can be tough. It's a financial tug-of-war between digging out from debt today and saving for the future.
Planning for marriage encompasses more than just deciding whether to serve chicken at the reception and whether you should take a honeymoon cruise.
If you're the beneficiary of a large inheritance, you may find yourself suddenly wealthy. Even if you expected the inheritance, you may be surprised by the size of the bequest or the diverse assets you've inherited. You'll need to evaluate your new financial position, learn to manage your sizable assets, and consider the tax consequences of your inheritance, among other issues.