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Planning for Your Health
Know your choices before you pick an insurance policy.
If you're renting, it's always a good idea to protect your possessions from disaster.
If you’re buying a home, you’ll want to protect your investment. Insuring your home is the only way to really protect yourself from the unpredictable events in life.
If anyone depends on you for financial security, life insurance is something you can't afford to ignore. And even if you're not at that stage in life yet, it's still smart to know what's at stake so you can make the right decision when the time does come.
Your health can be unpredictable, and no one knows when health problems could befall them. Learning how to navigate health insurance will help you protect yourself in the future.
When you’re mapping out the best route to collecting retirement income, there’ll be several forks in the road. But you can arm yourself with knowledge to make informed decisions.
Variety isn’t just the spice of an investor’s life. It’s an essential ingredient.
You’ll have the answers you need down the road if you ask the right questions now.
If you’re lucky enough to be introduced to a 401(k), you’ll make a friend for life.
Even if you feel your job is secure and you're in perfect health now, it's smart to plan for the unexpected; acquired disabilities may be more common than you think.
If retirement and Social Security seem one and the same to you, there’s good reason. More than 90% of US households with someone over 65 are part of the system. And the monthly benefits check is the primary source of income for almost 67% of those households.
Buying a home may be one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make.
Selling your home and buying a new one when you retire can be a taxing experience.
There are some compelling reasons to buy real estate, but it's not a clear-cut situation for everyone.
Your tax return tests you much like a standardized test, but it doesn't have to be as complicated as it seems.
Look ahead to the tax consequences of your financial decisions, so you can legitimately meet your minimum tax obligations.
You've heard people say that it's better to give than to receive. But what does that really mean?
Unemployment can throw a curve ball at your financial plans, but you can mitigate the damage.
Having a will to allocate your estate after you die is essential, so make sure it's done formally and legally.
Having a baby? Here’s how to plan financially for such a big change.
Illness can befall anyone, but if you have a plan in place for those circumstances, you can rest easier.
If you're considering going to college, you have nothing to lose by applying for federal student aid.
Understanding more about government assistance ensures that you’ll know where to turn if you ever need financial aid for the basic stuff you need.
Getting married? You may want to check out some of these financial to-dos.
Divorce law varies throughout the United States, but there are some principles you can follow to protect your financial security.
Student loans account for a lot of personal debt and often seem too daunting to handle. Learn how to start repaying.
Every single time you use credit, the details of the amount you spend and how you repay is added to your credit report and influences your credit score.
Credit cards are useful tools but have their trade-offs. Learn more about how to handle them cautiously.
This article is about using credit. Like credit cards, loans and stuff like that.
Perhaps just as important as teaching kids about the birds and the bees is teaching them the value of money.
Renting a home can be a walk on Easy Street or a tug of war with your landlord.
Wherever and however you live, use these practical tips to make your everyday living easier.
There's outright fraud and there are inappropriate investments. Stay away from both.
Calculating compound interest can be tricky and intimidating. Here is a shortcut to estimate growth rates.
Whenever you’re online, you're sharing information, whether you mean to or not. It's up to you to protect your data, your privacy, and your identity.
An emergency fund is a financial safety net that everybody should have for life's unforeseen challenges.
To draw new employees, it’s important to have a well-rounded incentive package.
In order to apply for an SBA loan, you'll need to provide the correct documentation.
Figuring out how you will organize your finances, and to what degree you will have combined accounts, sets the groundwork for the main tool of money management—a budget.
A simple, practical rule of thumb for individuals who want a budget that is easy to implement.
Cards are a convenient way to pay, and it pays to know the details of how debit cards work.
Checking accounts take center stage in your day-to-day finances, and you can open one of several styles.
When you share your life with a partner, you're sharing your finances too. It can be awkward, but it's possible to make good decisions together.
Going to college incurs a lot of expenses you might not have thought about.
People spend money. But many people don't know how to track how much they're spending or how to prioritize it.