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Archives : Feb-2019

Post Bankruptcy Blues: How to Repair Credit after the Boat has Sank
28 Feb
7:11

Post Bankruptcy Blues: How to Repair Credit after the Boat has Sank

When you feel crushed by the insurmountable debt; filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 may seem like a last resort. Even though filing for bankruptcy is at times the only way to get rid of debt, the ghost of the bankruptcy past may continue to haunt you for 10 […]

13 Great Jobs That Offer Student Loan Forgiveness
28 Feb
1:29

13 Great Jobs That Offer Student Loan Forgiveness

Rebecca Safier iStock The average Class of 2018 graduate with student loans left school owing about $29,800. That’s a lot of debt to be carrying around just as you’re starting your career. If student loans are dragging you down, you might consider pursuing a job that qualifies for student loan […]

Understanding the FDIC Insurance Limit and How to Maximize Your Coverage
27 Feb
4:59

Understanding the FDIC Insurance Limit and How to Maximize Your Coverage

Deborah Huso iStock We’ve all seen that gold FDIC logo in the bank window advising us “each depositor insured to at least $250,000.” But how often have you thought about what that signage really means, and have you paused to think about whether or not your funds exceed the FDIC […]

The Ultimate Savings Bond Guide
27 Feb
10:10

The Ultimate Savings Bond Guide

Peter Fleming iStock Americans have been investing in U.S. savings bonds for nearly 85 years. The money raised helped pay for World War II — and has helped millions of small investors save for their future.Savings bonds are great gifts to help young people learn to save for their own […]

How Three Young Married Couples Manage Their Money
27 Feb
3:19

How Three Young Married Couples Manage Their Money

Vivian Giang iStock The age men and women decide to tie the knot has been on the rise for years. In 2018, the median age for first marriages is 30 for men and 28 for women. That gives individuals almost three decades to establish deep-seated opinions related to finances, including […]

How Many Bank Accounts Should I Have?
26 Feb
8:28

How Many Bank Accounts Should I Have?

Joni Sweet iStock Maintaining bank accounts is a bit like juggling. When you have just the right number, everything’s seamless. But add one too many, and it all comes crashing down. The trick is to find that sweet spot: How many balls… or in this case, bank accounts should you […]

Dirty Little Secrets About the Tax Debt Relief Industry
26 Feb
4:18

Dirty Little Secrets About the Tax Debt Relief Industry

If you are anticipating a tax refund, you must actually be getting butterflies in your stomach. What a feeling it is when you get an extra paycheck from IRS, right? But what if you realize that you owe to IRS? It could possibly be because you have been amongst the […]

Where People With Disabilities Are Faring Well
26 Feb
1:48

Where People With Disabilities Are Faring Well

Elyssa Kirkham At least 40 million Americans have a disability, and half of these people are of working age (18 to 64 years old). Yet for people with disabilities, barriers to economic and employment opportunities persist. While 31.4% of Americans without disabilities are not in the labor force, that number […]

Lending Cash to Your Family? What to Consider First
26 Feb
6:59

Lending Cash to Your Family? What to Consider First

Dori Zinn iStock Being in a money bind can cause a load of distress not only emotionally, but also financially. Some may turn to you for money, but is it the best idea? They could take out a personal loan, but bad credit may not even let them qualify. And […]

8 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill
26 Feb
12:09

8 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill

Laura Gariepy iStock You pay your utility bills every month, but you may not realize what they’re actually costing you. Would you be surprised to learn that, according to Energy Star, just heating and cooling your home likely runs you more than $1,000 per year? When you also factor in […]