Money Essentials

LifeTuner was an online resource designed to help young adults learn the essentials of money – how to earn it, use it and save it--to live a better life.

Convince Your Kids to Save in a Language They Understand: Beer

Over at LifeTuner, we were pretty proud of our infographic that depicted the power of compounding interest, but we may have just been outdone. The folks over at RothIRA.com have put together a great graphic that shows how saving small early can lead to big gains by converting dollars into a more attractive retirement goal: a giant tower of beer. The savings rate is a little on the small side ($1/day), so throw in a tidbit about being able to …

The 7 Things Your Kids and Grandkids Need to Know About Money

Over at LifeTuner, we have a series of seven rules designed to help get your kids and grandkids financially fit and keep them that way that we call the “7 Smart Money Essentials.” Some are hard-and-fast rules (Save at Least 10%), others are general guidelines (Limit Your Debt), and while we’re proud of how effective they can be, they were looking kind of…, well, blah. Personal finance can be mundane, but it doesn’t have to be. To help us shake …

Jane Lynch Helps Launch Student Debt Website

Jane Lynch, best known for her portrayal of sometimes-sadistic cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, is lending her star power to help stop the student loan crisis by participating in a series of public service announcements to launch the National College Finance Center (NCFC) website. The NCFC site is a one-stop-shop for student loan information, offering calculators, repayment action plans, and loan guides to help borrowers get step-by-step instruction on how to pay back student loans in what can be …

The 10 Highest Paying and Most Satisfying Jobs

Personal finance website LifeTuner.org recently published an infographic featuring the ten highest paying and ten most satisfying jobs, as well as a few key facts designed to help professionals of any age consider how much value the intangibles of their office add. Did your career make either top ten list?

6 Caregiving Tips for Your Kids (and You)

LifeTuner.org, AARP’s personal finance resource for young adults, is currently spotlighting an article from Care.com writer Jody Gastfriend that offers 6 tips to help Millennials financially prepare for the possibility of caring for their parents. With the average post-retirement health care costs estimated at around $240,000 without including long term care, the need for planning now, today, becomes pressing for the often underemployed Gen-Y. The money situation is further exacerbated by Boomers’ savings having shrunk and their support of both …