Family Finances

The American family faces many competing financial challenges, from managing student loan and credit card debt to saving for college and retirement.

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How To Rebuild Credit After Divorce

Divorce is one of the biggest causes of financial distress and bankruptcy. If you find yourself starting over after a divorce, these are the steps you should take to rebuild your credit.

More on rebuilding your credit after a divorce

Can I Afford To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom?

Deciding to stay home while your children are young is a big decision, especially if your finances are tight. Here are some tips to help you weigh the risks and rewards before leaving the workforce.

More stay-at-home mom budgeting tips

How Spousal Social Security Works

If you plan to claim on your husband’s or wife’s social security, you probably have questions about when you can claim and how much you’ll receive. The age of your partner influences when you can claim, as well.

More on spousal finance

About The Author

George Morris

In his 40-plus-year newspaper career, George Morris has written about just about everything -- Super Bowls, evangelists, World War II veterans and ordinary people with extraordinary tales. His work has received multiple honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press and the Louisiana Press Association. He avoids debt when he can and pays it off quickly when he can't, and he's only too happy to suggest how you might do the same.