Are you preparing for tax time? The scammers are too!

The end of the year often feels hectic. We’re spending time with family, celebrating the holidays, and planning for the coming year. This is exactly what scammers rely on to separate you from your hard-earned money. What to do with a possible scam The first step to staying ahead of scammers is to be very…

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“How do you know if life insurance is a good choice?”

“How do you know which life insurance is good for you?” Submitted by Migdalia C. Life (and other) insurance policies are a way to protect your assets. If you think about your decision this way, you’ll have the information you need to make the best decision for you. What are your needs? Consider these questions:…

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“How will filing for bankruptcy affect my retirement?”

What is your perspective about filing for bankruptcy in regards to saving for retirement? Submitted by Chris C. When it comes to any financial decision, everything affects everything. Kudos for thinking about the impact of bankruptcy on retirement planning. The decision to file bankruptcy is a big one, as it will impact your financial life…

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How to Negotiate a Raise

I always like to say that there are only three things you can do to change your financial situation: make more, spend less, or a combination of the two. But making more money can be easier said than done. It could mean finding a new job, gaining additional skills, or working more hours. Let’s dive…

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Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and More

One of the most common questions I get asked is about investing. How should I start investing? What investment options do you recommend? What is a low-risk investing option? Don’t worry, we’re going to get there. But first, let’s start with something more basic. Investing is a means to an end, not an end itself…

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What You Need to Know about Unemployment Benefits

If you lose your job, there are resources out there to help you stay afloat financially as you plan your next steps forward. Eligibility and Applications Unemployment benefits and eligibility requirements vary state-to-state, so choose your state to start the process of checking your eligibility and applying for benefits. Generally, unemployment benefits are available to…

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