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Top 5 Financial Moves to Make This Year

Written by Aliyyah Camp - One Comment

With a new year comes the chance to have a fresh start. According to a Fidelity study, more than one-third of Americans set a financial resolution for 2017. Whether or not you set a financial resolution, though, improving your finances is likely still important to you. To help with this, we came up with a […]

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How to Save Money on Life Insurance

Written by Nickel - 17 Comments

Life insurance is an incredibly important financial product. Unfortunately, it’s also relatively costly. With that in mind, I thought I’d put together some tips for saving money when you’re in the market for a life insurance policy. Get healthy Any insurer worth their salt will require a physical as part of the underwriting process. The […]

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Published on January 17th, 2017
Modified on January 21st, 2017 - 17 Comments
Filed under: Frugality,Insurance
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Are High Deductible Health Insurance Plans a Good Idea?

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

When looking at different health insurance plans, one of the biggest decisions you’ll likely have to make is whether or not to enroll in a high-deductible plan. Regular health insurance plans offer more predictable medical costs and often more comprehensive coverage. Unfortunately, the monthly premiums for these plans can be out of budget for a […]

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Published on January 2nd, 2017
Modified on January 6th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Insurance
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The Triple Tax Advantages of a Health Savings Account

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

With the rising cost of healthcare in the United States, many are looking for ways to save on medical expenses. Employers are continuing to push healthcare costs onto workers, making monthly premiums higher than ever. In addition, high-deductible health insurance plans have become increasingly popular. For these reasons, people turn to health savings accounts for […]

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Published on December 24th, 2016
Modified on December 27th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Insurance,Planning,Retirement
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The hidden costs of bad credit

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

The worst thing about bad credit isn’t being turned down for a loan or a new credit card. After all, there are worse things than not being able to borrow. The bigger problem with bad credit is that it can cost you money in a number of ways, and that added cost makes it easy […]

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Published on September 22nd, 2015
Modified on September 25th, 2015 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Frugality,Insurance,Self Employment
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Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

Having a child is an exciting and exhausting experience. The feeling of holding your newborn in your arms cannot be described in words. Along with this exhilarating feeling, though, comes sleep deprivation, hectic schedules and the determination to provide nothing but the best for your precious little one. Even with the best intentions, it is […]

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Published on October 20th, 2014
Modified on October 24th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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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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Essential money tips for new college grads

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Graduation is the theme all around my neighborhood. It is a time of excitement and big dreams. Unfortunately in most cases, personal financial sense is not a taught at college. Once out of college, going from living broke to a big paycheck every month can easily encourage lifestyle inflation and a downward spiral of bad financial […]

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Published on June 30th, 2014
Modified on June 25th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards,Education,Insurance,Planning,Real Estate,Saving & Investing,Working
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Making time for money

Written by Richard Barrington - Leave a Comment

One can’t give financial advice for very long without realizing that most of it is not earth-shattering insight. It usually comes down to common sense. So then the challenge becomes one of analyzing why people don’t apply common sense to their finances more often. Temptation is a big reason, of course. One person goes over […]

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Published on June 23rd, 2014
Modified on June 20th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Insurance,Mortgages,Planning,Productivity,Saving & Investing
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How to save money on dental insurance

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 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 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance
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