One of the more interesting things I read recently on Forbes had to do with whether or not you should have a “secret” fund of money in case of divorce. The author, Jeff Landers, looked at […]
Many of us like to think that we can handle our finances on our own. In most cases, this is probably true. You probably can take of the basics of budgeting, setting aside money for retirement, […]
Your credit report contains a great deal of information about your financial situation. And, while you might think that the information is restricted to your credit information, credit bureaus have quite a bit of other information […]
One of the sad realities of modern living is that we live in a consumer society where almost everything is disposable. Unfortunately, this can lead to spending more money over time. If you want to get […]
If you are supporting a family or loved one, then you are probably looking for the right life insurance policy so that their needs are met in case something happens to you. If you’re not looking […]
Now that the IRS is accepting tax returns, it’s time to get serious about filing, if you haven’t already. For many taxpayers, using software to prepare returns makes sense. You can get help organizing your deductions […]
There are days when I just don’t want to get anything done. It’s been a particular problem for me in these early weeks of 2013. I’ve been unwell and unmotivated, and it’s been easy to shrug […]
Tax season is underway, and that means that you need to be on the look out for forms arriving in the mail (or sent via email). Some of the forms that you might be receiving this […]
One of the best things you can do for yourself — and your earning potential — is to improve your education. Develop the habits of a lifelong learner, and you will be more likely to go […]
In a lot of ways, the recent recession has been a major wake up call. We realize that many of the complicated and creative financial products that ushered in a boom of ridiculous proportions also result […]
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