Category: Financial Management


Guide to Buying Life Insurance at Every Stage of Life

Aug 28, 2015

Life insurance is an essential part of every family’s financial plan, but people often underestimate the amount of coverage they need and pay too much for what they get. What’s more, your needs change as you age: The policy you bought when your kids were born may not have the right amount of coverage when […]

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Does It Make Sense to Rent in Retirement?

Aug 14, 2015

Now that the kids are gone, you no longer need a five-bedroom home with a big backyard. It’s expensive, too. But when it comes time to downsize, you need to make an important decision: buy or rent? While many long-time homeowners may resist the idea of renting, don’t dismiss it outright. Instead of sinking money […]

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10 Financial Things Newlyweds Should Do

Aug 14, 2015

If you just got married, there are some things you need to do about taxes, insurance and other financial decisions. Newlyweds need to work together to make key decisions about their financial strategies and future goals. But you and your spouse should also take steps right away to take advantage of valuable benefits available to […]

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Take Charge of Your Credit

Jul 31, 2015

Your credit history can help you buy a home or car, get a low-rate credit card, reduce your insurance premiums or impress an employer. It can also hurt your chances for all of the above, depending on what’s inside the file. That’s why it’s important to check your reports from the major credit bureaus regularly, […]

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8 Worst Things to Buy New for Your Kids

Jul 17, 2015

Kids cost a lot to raise – about $245,000 for food, housing, childcare, education and other expenses for the first 18 years of a child’s life, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you’re a parent, it’s understandable that you want to give your children the best. But considering how expensive it […]

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