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Silence Not Golden in Intergenerational Family Finance

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

The last time I ran into one of my favorite cousins, the conversation soon turned to which far-flung family members she had recently heard from. She divulged she hadn’t yet heard from my youngest cousin, her younger brother, about his recent trip to Southwest Michigan. That was not new, as she’d called another of my [...]

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Published on July 16th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, Insurance, Retirement, Saving & Investing
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Must-Have Websites and Apps for Parents

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This post comes from Dawn Jamison at our partner site Zing!
One of the most exciting things about being a new parent is learning about all of the wonderful toys and technologies that exist for kids! The apps and websites my friends have told me about have truly been lifesavers. I don’t know what I would [...]

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Published on June 27th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Family & Life
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Overwhelmed at Work and Home? You May Be Living on ‘Contaminated Time’

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This post comes from Colleen Oakley at our partner site LearnVest.

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day.”
“I’m crazy busy.”
“My to-do list is a mile long.”
If you’re like most Americans, you likely say one (or all) of the above statements on a regular basis.
A few years ago Brigid Schulte—a journalist for The Washington Post [...]

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Published on June 6th, 2014
Modified on May 30th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, Productivity, Self Employment, Uncategorized
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How to save money on dental insurance

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

When I transitioned from a full-time job to being self-employed, one of the biggest hurdles I faced was finding low-cost health insurance. Finding affordable dental insurance proved to be even more difficult. First, I couldn’t find any dental insurance with benefits comparable to what I was getting from my full-time job. Second, even insurance with very [...]

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Published on June 2nd, 2014
Modified on May 28th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Insurance
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In Sickness and in Wealth: Why Today’s Couples Keep Separate Accounts

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This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest.

It’s hard to find a more romantic topic than banking—but nearly every couple eventually faces the question: Should we combine our money or keep separate accounts?
According to a new survey by TD Bank, the answer is often “both.” Nearly half (42%) of couples [...]

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Published on May 30th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life
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Speaking Well of the Dearly Departed: You

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

If you’re like me, you hold the firm belief that a personal finance site like the one you’re currently visiting should occasionally offer more than the usual advice.
Oh, it’s fine if these posts primarily advance ways to track down the best savings account, how to save on life insurance or find the best zero percent [...]

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Published on May 21st, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Insurance, Planning
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Managing Your Finances During a Breakup

Written by FCN Staff - One Comment

This post comes from Jen Smialek at our partner site Quizzle.com.
We’ve all been there before: You’ve just broken up with your significant other, and you are heartbroken. Regardless of who did the breaking, it’s never easy to muddle through the next weeks/months of confusion and emotion.
When heartbreak strikes, it can be an equally tough time [...]

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Published on May 16th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life
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Why cutting the cord might not work

Written by William Cowie - 3 Comments

Time was when you had a home phone and you watched TV with a rabbit-ear antenna. Life was cheap then. Well, almost: I remember paying $3.95 a minute to make a phone call from Orange County to New York. Life may have been cheaper then, but not easier: When you and your significant other got [...]

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Published on May 14th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality
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Wills that leave values, not valuables

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

You’re accustomed to seeing personal-finance articles on this site, and a quick scan of the archives will reveal every imaginable personal-finance subject.
You’ll find blogs about the best zero-percent-APR credit cards and how to track down the best high-yield savings accounts. You’ll spot posts on financial plans and funding home purchases and college educations. And you’ll [...]

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Published on May 7th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, Planning
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Have you considered these low-cost healthcare options?

Written by William Cowie - 7 Comments

We have a nephew who lives in Switzerland whose wife recently gave birth to their second son. She stayed in hospital for an entire week and the blessed event cost them … nothing. Contrast that with this report from the New York Times, detailing the high cost of childbirth in the States. Obamacare is an attempt [...]

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Published on April 30th, 2014
Modified on April 24th, 2014 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Insurance, Planning, Self Employment, Taxes
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