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 »
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 »
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.
It seems like there are countless ways we can go into debt including credit cards, mortgages, student loans, auto payments, medical bills, home equity loans, pay day loans, and personal loans. Despite the booming economy, record stock prices, and low unemployment, many Americans are still struggling with debt. It’s not… Read more »
Resources for Seniors When we discuss financial issues for seniors, we tend to focus on retirement or medical expenses, but of course there are so many other aspects of senior living that affect finance issues in one way or another. Today we have a guest post from Caroline James of… Read more »
In the last two posts, I have discussed why your credit score is important and what affects it. Now let’s end with how you can improve your credit score.
In the wake of the data breech of Experian, one of the companies that compiles our credit scores, last week, I discussed why our credit scores matter. Today, let’s discuss what affects credit scores. Your actions could be affecting your scores without even knowing it, whether harming or improving.
Data breaches of big companies have become so common that you may not even pay attention to them any longer. Nevertheless, the recent news that Experian was breached which exposed the data of tens of millions of consumers does take this to the next level of concern and magnitude. So… Read more »
A new college year has started and students are back on campus learning to balance study, fun, and work. They are gaining new independence and responsibility. College is also the time when students start to practice real money skills, manage money while in college, and learn sound money management tips…. Read more »