Category: Financial Management

3 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

Nov 20, 2015

Being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a full-time paycheck. So, it can be hard for some families relying on just one income to make ends meet. However, there are ways for stay-at-home moms and dads to earn some extra cash to help supplement the family budget without leaving […]

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FAFSA Tips: What to Do Before the End of 2015 to Boost Your Odds for More Financial Aid

Nov 13, 2015

Applying for financial aid will soon be less of a hassle for college students and their families. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—used to determine financial aid from the government as well as colleges—can be filed three months earlier, or as early as October 1, nearly a […]

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How Spouses Can Share the Benefits of Long-Term-Care Insurance

Nov 06, 2015

A shared-benefit rider gives you and your spouse a pool of long-term-care to split between the two of you. Instead of a three-year period for each of you, for example, you’ll have a total of six years of coverage that either one of you can use. If your spouse ends up needing care for two […]

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Taking a Mulligan

Oct 23, 2015

Let’s face it: None of us is perfect. We all make mistakes every now and again. And while it’s easy to get down on ourselves and focus on what went wrong, the healthier (and more productive) response is to use these times as a learning opportunity.  Lessons in Failure Thomas Edison once said, “I have […]

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Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Oct 15, 2015

Do you save all your document files and emails — just in case?  Are app icons filling up multiple screens on your laptop and mobile phone? That’s a lot of wasted space and one of the reasons the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario, declared the third Monday in October “National Clean Your Virtual Desktop […]

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