A Financial-Aid Form Is Upending College Decisions 

Students and families will have to complete the already stressful process of choosing what college to…

Here’s When You Can Tap Your IRA or 401(k) Early Without Penalty

The Secure 2.0 Act codified a number of exemptions for retirement-account distributions before age 59½, including…

The Art of Asking Your Parents for Money

Listen to article (1 minute) WSJ’s Personal Finance team presents a series on how to fix…

Could You Benefit From Credit Counseling? Answer These Questions First

Households grappling with high-interest debt and the resumption of student-loan repayments could benefit from expert advice.

The New Rules and Tighter Deadlines for College Financial Aid

Applying for college financial aid will be more confusing this year for many parents and students,…

Financial Gift Ideas for Any Age

Helping a loved one pay off debt or paying for a bucket-list vacation for older relatives…

Who’s Left Out of the Latest Student-Loan Plan? Parents

Millions of parents who took out student loans on behalf of their children were left out…

Saving More in a 401(k) Can Now Boost Your College Financial Aid

Faced with the gargantuan cost of higher education, Americans often have to choose between securing their…

A Couple Paid Down Most of Their Debt. Now They Need a New Financial Plan

Journal Reports: Wealth Management I Need Enough Money to Say ‘No’ to Jobs. How Do I…

6 Questions to Ask Before Taking College Loans in 2024-25

Student loans are complicated. Before taking loans for next school year, consider these questions