Category: Financial Management

Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

May 19, 2016

Your wallet is a gold mine for an identity thief. Yet with so much focus on data breaches and online scams, it’s easy to overlook the valuable information in your back pocket or purse. Here’s what you’re better off leaving at home. Start with your Social Security card. There’s rarely, if ever, a need to […]

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Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money

May 06, 2016

Looking for a summer activity for your kids that will pay off down the road? Consider a summer camp that teaches about money and personal finance. You’ll find day camps across the country, and it’s not too late to sign up if there’s one in your area. Here are 5 options. 1. Camp Millionaire Camp […]

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How to Replace Vital Documents and Records

Apr 29, 2016

Even in the internet age, you may be asked to produce a hard copy of your birth certificate, Social Security card, marriage certificate or divorce papers. A digital version won’t cut it. If your critical documents currently reside in a drawer, move them to a fireproof home safe or safe-deposit box, and give an attorney […]

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Best Ways to Pay Off Every Type of Loan

Apr 22, 2016

A little bit of debt can be a good thing. If you approach borrowing strategically, you can eliminate higher-interest debt that may be weighing you down, lock in low-interest loans and use the extra cash to boost your investments for retirement or contribute to an emergency fund. Now is a particularly good time to scrutinize […]

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How to Handle Money Issues Between Friends

Apr 15, 2016

Loans between family members or friends can result in unexpected problems. Consider these scenarios and how to handle them. My office buddy asked me to lend him a few hundred dollars, but the idea makes me uncomfortable. How should I handle the request? Lending a friend a few bucks for coffee is usually no big […]

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