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Dana Mortensen

Dana Mortensen is a freelance writer and editor with over 15 years of experience covering health, science, human behavior, and travel. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and black lab. When she's not writing or storytelling, you can probably find her hiking, traveling, or attempting some amateur carpentry (with inconsistent results).
Young Family Financial Independence

How to Help Your Kids Prepare for Financial Independence (at Every Age)

Sending your child to college is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking milestones on your path to raising independent adults. But how do you make sure they’re financially prepared? Whether college is years away or looming large, there are many strategies to help you plan, survive, and thrive.