Life events and milestones

Preparing for the moments you see coming – and the ones you don’t

From the birth of your child to the death of a loved one — life is full of moments that leave a lasting mark on the human heart. And while emotions run high, it’s helpful to talk with your family about potential implications regarding major life events. 

At the same time, life is also full of small moments — from planning family vacations to holiday celebrations. Read on to learn more about financial considerations during all of life's moments — big or small —so you can focus on the here and now. 

Protect your family: Life insurance tips for new parents

Life insurance is important for new parents. Read on for tips about term, permanent and group insurance options, naming a beneficiary, and how to keep costs low.

Love that lasts: Estate planning tips for your child with special needs

Take these practical estate planning tips into consideration to ensure a secure financial future for your child with special needs.

8 ways to give back during the holidays

Giving back as a family can be rewarding. Read on for 8 ways to volunteer, donate goods or services or participate in events during the holiday season.

Holiday stress relief tips to try this season

For many, the holidays can be stressful. Read on for how you can beat the holiday stress — and help you savor time spent with loved ones.

Coping with the death of a loved one – resources to help

Coping with the death of a loved one is difficult. At times, you may feel it tests you beyond your limits. Read on for practical things you can do to help.

Planes, trains and automobiles: 20+ tips for planning a fall family vacation on a budget

For many families, a vacation or getaway in the fall is ideal. No matter how you get there, here are some tips to get the most mileage out of your dollar.

Last act of love: 3 factors for pre-planning your memorial service

Instead of leaving it up to your loved ones to pick up the pieces, consider pre-planning your own memorial or funeral service. It can be your last act of love.

Buying your first home

Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make. Think through these essential questions before you start.

Little girl kissing her new baby sibling on the head

Protect your family: Life insurance tips for new parents

Life insurance is important for new parents. Read on for tips about term, permanent and group insurance options, naming a beneficiary, and how to keep costs low.

Father, son and dog watching TV on a couch

Love that lasts: Estate planning tips for your child with special needs

Take these practical estate planning tips into consideration to ensure a secure financial future for your child with special needs.

Kids wrapping Christmas gifts for others

8 ways to give back during the holidays

Giving back as a family can be rewarding. Read on for 8 ways to volunteer, donate goods or services or participate in events during the holiday season.

Family getting ready to serve turkey for Thanksgiving dinner

Holiday stress relief tips to try this season

For many, the holidays can be stressful. Read on for how you can beat the holiday stress — and help you savor time spent with loved ones.

Woman biking through park

Coping with the death of a loved one – resources to help

Coping with the death of a loved one is difficult. At times, you may feel it tests you beyond your limits. Read on for practical things you can do to help.

Mother and father taking a Fall hike with their newborn infant

Planes, trains and automobiles: 20+ tips for planning a fall family vacation on a budget

For many families, a vacation or getaway in the fall is ideal. No matter how you get there, here are some tips to get the most mileage out of your dollar.

Elderly father hugging son at birthday party

Last act of love: 3 factors for pre-planning your memorial service

Instead of leaving it up to your loved ones to pick up the pieces, consider pre-planning your own memorial or funeral service. It can be your last act of love.

couple in new home

Buying your first home

Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make. Think through these essential questions before you start.

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