Rashida Lilani

Financial View: Pay for college without going broke

College admissions excitement is in full swing. Mail boxes are being checked diligently for that coveted acceptance letter. It is the grand finale to years of hard work, perseveran ...

Financial View: Financial resolutions you can keep

It’s become a cliché to make resolutions on Jan. 1 each year. It’s expected of you. And why New Year’s resolutions instead of mid-year resolutions or biann ...

Financial View: tax planning for 2013

The end of the year is fast approaching, and as we prepare for upcoming celebratory festivities, there’s still time to do some tax planning that may even help with your botto ...

Financial View: Examining Social Security benefits

Social Security’s much-debated, and sadly much-needed, benefit also happens to be one of the least understood government programs. But before we discuss its benefits and the ...

Financial View: Teens need money smarts

Mark Twain once said, “When a child turns 12, he should be kept in a barrel and fed through a hole, until he reaches 16 … at which time you should plug the hole.&rdquo ...

Financial View: Here’s how to raise money-savvy children

When our kids were young, they insisted we go to the machine outside the bank with the $20 bills, get as much money as we needed and then we’d be able to buy them all the toy ...

Spring clean your financial records

It’s springtime, and “spring cleaning” is on the mind. Whether it’s getting that yard back in shape or cleaning the garage so you can fit in a car or two, t ...

Professional View: Get the most out of your tax return

Can I deduct the dog? If you haven’t done so already, you may be getting ready to file your individual federal and state income tax returns. Or maybe you’re still thin ...