Joanna Nesbit, Freelance Writer

Joanna Nesbit


  • How to Deal with Empty Nest LonelinessOctober 2016

    It's not as simple as just getting busy. Tips here for re-evaluating the next stage of your life without kids.

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  • What Your Millennial Child Should Know About Health InsuranceNovember 2016

    Young people don't know much about health insurance, but it's something they need to learn about as they become independent adults. And it's confusing. Here's what to know.

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  • 11 Ways to Save Money on Medical ExpensesNovember 2016

    Medical care is expensive, and health insurance is tricky stuff. Tips here for cutting costs on prescriptions, unnecessary procedures, and even hiring a billing advocate if you're in over your head.

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  • 7 Personal Finance Skills for College KidsSeptember 2016

    College students need to learn how to budget and live within their means to get off on the right foot when they graduate. Here's what they should know.

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  • 6 ways to Clear Physical and Mental ClutterSeptember 2016

    Clutter is stressful, whether it's a garage packed to the gills or too much screen time that fragments your brain. Here's how to deal to de-stress your family.

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  • How to Get Merit Scholarships for CollegeJuly 2016

    Two types of financial aid are available for college students -- need based aid and "merit" aid. If your family won't qualify for need aid, here's how you can find merit aid to bring down the cost of college.

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  • Everything You Need to Know about College Testing before 10th GradeSeptember 2016

    College and all the required testing can feel high stakes. Here's what to know about the PSAT, the SAT, and the ACT.

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  • New FAFSA Rules for the College Financial Aid FAFSA FormSeptember 2016

    The 2016 FAFSA is available on October 1, a huge switch from its previous January 1 date. Read up on how that date affects undecided students and what you should know about "prior-prior-year" tax information.

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  • How Boomer Parents Can Stop Babying Their Millennials FinanciallyJuly 2016

    When millennials move home after college, it's really easy to absorb the extra costs, but here's why GenX and Boomer parents need to take financial stock first.

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  • Teen Driver at Home? Here's How to Keep Insurance Costs DownJuly 2016

    Car insurance premiums can double when you add a teen to your policy, even if your kid gets good grades. It's hard to escape the hefty increase, but there are a few things you can do to keep it from being even worse.

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  • Would You Put Mom or Dad in a Granny Pod?April 2016

    Helping out an elderly parent can be tricky if they don't want your help but need extra care and don't have the money to handle it all on their own. Granny pods are an interesting new phenomenon that might be an answer to a family's dilemma.

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  • Why Your College Student Might Need a Life Insurance PolicyMarch 2016

    College is expensive. If you've co-signed on a private loan for your child, that loan likely won't be forgiven if something awful happens. Find out how a life insurance policy for your student protects your family's finances.

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  • One Family's Financial Lessons from the College HuntOctober 2015

    The college search process is confusing and daunting, with lots of new vocabulary and financial pitfalls. Here's what our family learned along the way that we think you need to know.

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  • 7 Signs Your Aging Parents Need HelpOctober 2015

    Your aging parents may be exhibiting small signs that all is not as it has been, but what do the signs mean? Here's what to look for and how to help.

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  • 4 Legal Documents Your 18-Year-Old Might Want to HaveNovember 2015

    Accidents happen, but now that your 18-year-old is of legal age, you might not be able to help. Discuss these four legal documents so your child doesn't get caught in a jam.

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  • Tax Breaks Every Parent Should Take Advantage OfNovember 2015

    Don't miss out on these important credits and tax breaks, especially if your income falls within certain limits.

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  • Let Them Plan: 11 Tips for Travel with TeensMay 2014

    Traveling with teens doesn't have to be all about battling agendas. Giving them some say goes a long way toward harmony on the road. Read on for more tips on traveling with this age group.

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  • A Midsummer Night's FunJune 2008

    In true FamilyFun fashion, this article features games, crafts, and treats for a fun summer evening.

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