Money Talk: Where personal finance gets personal

Managing your money can be complicated. That's why we're here to help. No matter how much or how little you know about money, our team of certified financial experts offer insights to help you move your financial life forward.

Ask Carrie

Holiday Spending Game Plan

Consider these nine ideas to help you take control of holiday spending and avoid a financial hangover in the New Year.

December 15, 2023 Patrick Means

Ace Your Year-End Tax Game

To win in pickleball, you need to know the rules. It's the same with tax planning. Explore five tax-aware strategies that could help you discover opportunities to save on taxes.

December 05, 2023

Talking Money with Mom and Dad

Talking through these five money topics as your parents age could help bring peace of mind and relief to both you and your parents.

November 08, 2023

9 Scary Money Mistakes

What can Halloween teach you about money? Personal finance and investing don't have to be scary when you avoid these common mistakes.

October 25, 2023

Get Ready for Open Enrollment

During this year's open enrollment period, take the time to fully read through your employee benefits package. You may discover employee benefits that could help save you money.

October 11, 2023

Ask Carrie

A Credit Card Debt Exit Plan

Millions of Americans feel trapped by credit card debt. You don't have to be one of them. Here's an exit strategy.

September 27, 2023

Air Jordans: Diversification

My Jordan sneaker collection is an example of diversification in your portfolio. Explore why that is important.

September 13, 2023

Medicare Decisions to Make Now

There's more to enrolling in Medicare than just turning 65. Make these Medicare decisions ahead of time—then celebrate.

August 30, 2023

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Budgeting for Student Loans

Ready to face the return of student loan repayments? Conquer your budget by tracking expenses, cutting back on non-essentials, and balancing debt payment with retirement savings.

August 16, 2023

Handling an Inheritance

If you receive a sudden windfall, take time to review your financial picture before you start spending.

August 02, 2023

How Does a Roth IRA Work?

Even if you don't have an employer sponsored retirement plan, it's still important to save for your future.

July 19, 2023

Ask Carrie

The Reverse Boomerang

Open and honest communication can help you go into multigenerational living with your eyes wide open.

July 05, 2023

Your Mid-Year Money Check Up

Are you on track to meet your financial goals? Follow these five steps to find out.

June 14, 2023

Meet Our Money Talk Experts

Saying farewell to Ask Carrie: passing the torch to Money Talk.

June 07, 2023

Ask Carrie

A Fond Farewell

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz reflects on her time working at Charles Schwab and shares parting words as she enters her second act.

May 24, 2023

Do You Need a Freedom Fund?

Want to make a life change but feel you can't financially? Start a freedom fund.

May 10, 2023

Giving Stock to Charity

Donating stock (as opposed to cash) to a nonprofit can benefit both you and the charity.

April 25, 2023


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