Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 9:31 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Match your grandchild’s summer earnings and deposit the money in a Roth IRA. Compounding will turn a small gift into a big retirement nest egg.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Growing up, I lived with one of my grandmothers every summer, and during the winter, I lived down the street from the other. Both of them were huge influences in my life. My own children — because of death and distance — scarcely knew their grandparents — a hole in their lives that they probably

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If your retirement planning doesn’t include socking away a little money to help your grandchildren, it probably should. There are 65 million grandparents today — a record number — up from 40 million in 1980. And an estimated 4.5 million households headed by people older than 55 include one or more grandchildren. The MetLife Mature Market Institute