Six ways to finance your next home improvement project

There are six different ways to pay for next your next major home improvement project. You can always chose the option of refinancing your mortgage. This could free up needed and may be the best choice at the lowest interest rate. The next is to take out money on the equity in your home.  You […]

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Money Matters Beneficiary Tips

On this weeks “Money Matters”, we discuss three true or false questions. Whether insurance pays the benefits owed to the beneficiary even if that person is a minor. Will trumps a life insurance policy beneficiary listed? Also whether you should have a secondary beneficiary listed. Do beneficiaries that are minors receive payment from insurance companies? […]

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8 Tips for Talking to Your Spouse About Life Insurance

Life insurance is important, especially when a family depends on both the husband’s and wife’s income. Unfortunately, it’s common for only one person from the family to be looking to buy life insurance. So it’s important to know how to approach your spouse about it. These are some tips on how to do it properly. […]

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5 potentially major threats to your retirement

Various things can potentially threaten your future retirement plans. Having children can often lead to unforeseen expenses, and elderly parents can be quite a drain. A sudden death of a spouse or a medical crisis can cause bankruptcy. And many people are tricked by retirement scams. It is important to account for these various circumstance, […]

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The 8 top tips for finding a great used car

Buying a used car is a good idea because the previous owner already took the hit of the depreciation and most of the bugs have been found out about that model and taken care of through any recalls. You need to look into the model of car and check out the gas mileage, the safety […]

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Doing business on Craigslist: Safety tips to keep in mind

With the growing market for “over the internet transactions”, comes more scams, fraud, and danger. In order to avoid a dangerous meet, the Oakland police are offering their facility, which is under surveillance 24/7 and would provide a much safer environment for doing business. If you do not wish to meet there, it is recommended […]

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4 things you need to know about summer travel now

Now is the time to plan for that relaxing summer vacation you so much deserve. Planning ahead brings serious financial advantages as well as giving you time to anticipate your upcoming trip. Check dates and days of when you plan to travel. Airlines have spring prices that are cheaper than peak-season summer fares. Flying mid-week […]

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4 Ways to Get Your Encore Career Off the Ground

How do you find meaningful work in your later years? Barbara Greenspan Shaiman, author of Live Your Legacy Now, offers a few ideas in her book and presentation. First, decide what it is that you love to do. Then, determine what angers you. Combine these and you have your legacy idea. What skills do you […]

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Hey, Homeowners! These Little-Known Tax Deductions Can Save You Thousands

Tax breaks can earn homeowners thousands of dollars each year. Own a home? You can beat the IRS with tax deductions. These deductions come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from well-known to not-so-well-known. Some tax benefits might even surprise you. For example, you can deduct if you’ve rented your house for less than 14 […]

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7 Passwords You Should Never Use

When choosing a password to protect your information online, it is important to consider that passwords that are easy to remember are often, coincidentally, easier for hackers to guess. You have probably heard at this point not to use ‘password’ as the password, but any variations on password should also be avoided (i.e., ‘leet-speak’). Passwords […]

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