When someone loses a spouse, he or she deals with intense feelings of grief. Despite this emotionally trying time, the widow or widower is left with a laundry list of things to complete, including creating a new budget, cancelling accounts, collecting benefits, and more. Having someone to help complete this… Read more »
Let’s continue our series on special money issues for women. Investing issues are similar for men and women, but studies do reveal differences in style and practices.
This article begins a new series on the special financial issues that women may face (but men will find it useful, too). These special financial issues women face may include marriage, being out of the work force for child rearing, widowhood, and on average living longer than men. All women… Read more »
Today’s guest post is from Jim Vogel at ElderAction.org who discusses four advantages for seniors who buy a HUD home. If you are a senior who is in the market for a new home, you should consider buying a HUD home. HUD homes are those that were purchased using an… Read more »
Stocks Go Up In the wake of the recent stock market volatility, this post provides the most important investment advice you need to know. First, remember that what goes up must come down. Stock markets go both up and down. This is easy to forget when markets have tripled since… Read more »
Let’s continue our series with investing fundamentals in a summary bullet format. Here is a really quick summary of mutual funds. Then review my more detailed articles for the areas that will help you invest wisely.
I have introduced the basics of investing in the past. Investing basics is such an important topic, that today, I’m providing the bullet version. Review the brief version below, and then read my more in-depth posts on the topics you want more information for. This will prepare you for more… Read more »
Today’s guest post is from Patricia Sanders. Debt collection lawsuits are on the rise. Around 12,000 collection lawsuits have been filed in the last few years. This number is up from 9300 in 2009. These often are the result of medical or credit card debts that many people are unable… Read more »
New Year’s resolutions are popular because this is a great time to reflect on what parts of your life could use improvement. “Losing weight” is always popular as is some aspect of improving our finances. Improving your financial future is one of the most useful aspects of your life to… Read more »
Military personnel and their families often have special circumstances and financial considerations. Here is a list of financial resources for military families provided by an interested reader.