Posts by Kate Ashford

6 End-of-Year Money Moves to Help Boost Your Net Worth

From upping your 401(k) contributions to making an early mortgage payment, here are simple ways to maximize your money in 2015. More

Who’s Afraid of Fees? The 101 on How Investment Fees Work

Financial lingo can be intimidating. So we asked pros to walk us through the need-to-know fees that affect your returns. More

Ask a CFP: ‘What’s PDQ—and Why Should I Calculate It?’

Could health issues sideline your earning power? Chances are, it’s yes—and knowing this # can help you protect your income. More

The Dos and Don’ts of 5 Eldercare Questions Everyone Should Ask Their Parents

Experts tackle the things you should—and should never—ask your parents about wills, life support and more. More

6 Perks You Can Only Get With a Sparkling Credit Score

Never underestimate what a healthy credit score can, well, score you—like cheaper insurance and preferred mortgage rates. More

Tax Season Countdown! A Six-Week Prep Guide for April 15

On your mark, get set…go at those taxes! To avoid procrastinator’s panic on April 14, check out this week-by-week taxes primer. More

4 College Savings Mistakes Even Savvy Parents Make

With higher-ed costs on the rise, money pros school us on how to avoid common missteps—like earmarking 401(k) funds for tuition. More

Want to Boost Your Money Confidence? 3 Moves to Consider Making in Your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

Whether you’re 25 or 45, we all face unique financial stressors. Here’s a decade-by-decade guide for tackling them. More

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Long-Term Care Planning

If you don’t want to deplete your nest egg to cover health care in retirement, review these to-dos to ease the stress of planning. More

Mind Over Money: 7 Mental Biases That Could Impact How You Invest

Recency bias. Bandwagon effect. When investing, your brain can play tricks on you—thanks to these psychological blocks. More