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Inheriting Debt from a Family Member

9/29/2014

Find out who’s responsible for outstanding debts when a family member passes away.

Preparing Your College Student for Financial Responsibility

8/25/2014

If you’re sending a child off to college, here are some tips to help your student manage his or her finances.

Rental Car Insurance: Are You Covered?

7/28/2014

If you’re renting a car this summer, reviewing the various insurance options ahead of time can help you keep costs down.

Talking to Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

6/30/2014

It’s crucial to sit down with your parents to discuss the issues that may arise-before they need your help.

The Budget Traveler: Tips for Booking Your Summer Vacation Online

5/23/2014

If a summer getaway is on your agenda, doing some online research is a great way to find deals.

The TV Debate: Should You Cut the Cable Cord?

4/28/2014

Does the rising cost of cable have you ready to pull the plug? Before you do, here are some factors to consider.

Key Points in the President’s 2015 Budget Proposal

3/25/2014

The budget’s more of a presidential “wish list” but could still impact America’s wealthy and middle class.

A Safety Reminder: Protecting Yourself from Data Security Breaches

2/25/2014

Guidelines to help you safeguard your accounts and your identity.

Prepping for the Upcoming Tax Season—And Beyond

1/28/2014

If you typically file your taxes early to receive your refund faster, you’ll have to wait a bit longer this tax season.

A Financial Checklist You Can Handle

12/23/2013

With the beginning of 2014 upon us, we’ve created a month-by-month checklist of some key financial tasks to consider throughout the year.

Tips and Tricks for Smart Holiday Shopping

11/26/2013

Thoughts of crowded parking lots and long lines can be daunting. Ease the stress of holiday shopping with these smart strategies.

Tips for Managing Your Finances After a Divorce

10/29/2013

Although settling into a new financial life takes time after a divorce, there are steps you can take today to help ensure a secure future.

What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform

9/30/2013

Big changes are under way in the health care industry. These are the facts behind some common myths about health care reform.

How to Handle a Financial Windfall

8/27/2013

If you find yourself on the receiving end of a windfall following this advice will help you make the most of your good fortune.

Curbing the Costs of Health Care

7/24/2013

Health care expenses are a major concern for people of all ages, from retirees to recent grads.

The “Magic Age”: What You Need to Know About Social Security Claiming Strategies

6/25/2013

Choosing the right social security claiming strategy can help you and your spouse maximize your benefits.

Avoiding Inheritance Conflict in Your Family

5/28/2013

Even in the most close-knit families, an inheritance can cause a feud if the deceased hasn’t left a detailed plan.

Getting on the Right Financial Track After Graduation

4/30/2013

According to the Project on Student Debt, an initiative sponsored by the Institute for College Access & Success, graduating seniors carried an average of more than $26,000 in student loans in 2011.

Preparing for Medicare Enrollment

3/25/2013

To help ensure that you make the best Medicare choices, here are some steps to take before you turn 65.

Buyer Beware: Tips for Safe Online Shopping

2/26/2013

While cyber shopping can be a convenient way to find bargains, it’s important to protect your identity and financial information.

Tax Filing Tips for 2012 Taxes

1/28/2013

The New Year has brought with it new tax legislation. Some of the changes will affect your 2012 taxes, while others won’t kick in until tax years 2013 through 2017.

Improving Your Financial Health in 2013

12/27/2012

For months, the media has focused on the fiscal cliff. But that discussion shouldn’t overshadow positive developments in the U.S., nor should it stop you from making improvements to your financial health in 2013.

Baby Boomers on the Move: What to Consider If You Are Planning to Relocate

11/26/2012

Like many other baby boomers, with your kids out of the house and a surplus of empty space and time, you may have thought about moving. If you are considering relocation, you’ll want to read this list of tips.

Avoiding a Personal Financial Filibuster

10/30/2012

Is the current political race getting in the way of your financial plan? Depending on the way the data is manipulated…