Articles by Jason Alderman

  • PRACTICAL MONEY SKILLS: Financial advice for new fathers

    Each year when Father's Day rolls around, I'm reminded that I wouldn't trade the experience of raising my two kids for the world. But when I think back to how naïve my wife and I once were about the costs of raising children, I can't help wishing we'd been better prepared. READ MORE

  • PRACTICAL MONEY SKILLS: Keep a lid on vacation costs

    Summer vacation is right around the corner. I'm not a big believer in preplanning every single detail – sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you'll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window. READ MORE

  • Job search tips for new graduates

    To the roughly 1.6 million college graduates in the class of 2014: You have my heartiest congratulations – and my sympathies. I graduated during the early 1990s recession when finding a decent job was very difficult, so I have an inkling of the challenges many of you now face. READ MORE

  • PRACTICAL MONEY: Identity thieves target kids as well as adults

    I'm sorry to report that child identity fraud is alive and well in 2014. If anything, the problem may be worsening as identity thieves devise new methods to steal – and use – children's personal information. Most commonly, they'll harvest kids' dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and use them to illegally obtain jobs or open fraudulent bank and credit accounts, mortgages or car loans. READ MORE

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