You probably didn't find a Mother's Day card thanking your mom for helping you figure out how to handle your money.
The emergency arrived when Jenna Lynn Schoeneman's father failed to pass his driver's test.
Could it happen again? Could your retirement plans end up in shambles, and your college savings tattered?
Are the golden years over for gold? With prominent hedge fund managers such as George Soros selling large quantities of gold and the price down about 16.5 percent from 2011's all-time peak near $1,924, some experts think gold's best days could be tarnished by the world's nascent economic recovery.
Love those tax deductions because their days could be numbered.
Does your debt nag at you and make you miserable? A researcher has now put a number to the emotions. He has quantified just how much debt drags some people down.
There are mere weeks left to maneuver so you keep as much of your money as possible without overpaying taxes for 2012.
Q: We are age 79 and 76, retired, in good health, and are fortunate to have enough money to live out long lives and probably leave an estate to our children. I would like to know what is a decent asset allocation for somebody in our financial situation.
Although more than 12 million Americans are unemployed and looking for work, many people with jobs are getting itchy for advancement and starting to think about a move.
After leaving employees to fend for themselves with retirement savings plans in the 2008 financial crisis, companies are now giving employees extra money to stash away for their futures in 401(k) plans.
Q: With seemingly stable companies such as AIG, JPMorgan (Chase), Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, MF Global and Peregrine having financial problems, how safe are investor monies held/deposited with national brokers such as Scottrade, (TD) Ameritrade, Vanguard, Schwab and others?
One of the first lessons of investing is that there are no heroes.
Recent news has been conjuring images of 401(k) and college savings risks again - this time with a financial crisis in Europe rather than the U.S. housing mess.
If you've spent your career at a large company that nudges you repeatedly to make the most out of your 401(k), you probably will retire someday with plenty of money.