Emergencies

December 10, 2019
What’s the difference between withdrawing from a 401k and taking out a 401k loan?

When life happens and there’s a big bill attached, we often scramble to figure out how to pay it. Ideally, an unexpected expense should be covered by your emergency savings account. If you don’t have enough savings, consider asking for a payment plan or delaying the bill until you get a tax return or bonus.…

September 25, 2019
Three Calming Strategies for Managing Money Anxiety

Mo’ money, mo’ problems? It’s one thing for The Notorious B.I.G. to say, but if you’re experiencing financial stress in your daily life, you’re not likely to agree. When you feel like you can’t make ends meet, it may seem like money is the cause of (and solution to) all your challenges. Here are a…

June 08, 2018
What can I do when there is an ongoing medical emergency?

What happens when an emergency is ongoing? My husband had a stroke, and a) can no longer work; and b) now has high medical bills. We’re drowning financially, and it is going to be an ongoing issue. Submitted by Amy A. First, we are so sorry your family is going through this difficult time. The…

October 23, 2018
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 nex...