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  1. Prepaid Funerals: Frugal To The End

    Prepaid Funerals: Frugal To The End

    With funeral expenses on the rise, find out how to go about prepaying for funeral costs, and whether it's right for you. ...
  2. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should know
  3. Selecting The Payout On Your Annuity

    Selecting The Payout On Your Annuity

    Make sure you understand your options for withdrawing your funds from this complex instrument.
  4. 7 Expenses You Can Ditch In Retirement

    7 Expenses You Can Ditch In Retirement

    You get to save on some significant expenses when you retire, leaving more money to do the things you want.
  5. 6 Ways To Leave Less For Uncle Sam

    6 Ways To Leave Less For Uncle Sam

    Both the fabulously wealthy and the millionaire next door need to plan for the estate tax boomerang.
  6. Jobs Affected By Healthcare Reform

    Jobs Affected By Healthcare Reform

    These careers may get a boost from the new healthcare bill - and some may get hurt by it.
  7. 6 Budget Must-Haves

    6 Budget Must-Haves

    No matter how much money you have, there are six components that you must have in your budget to weather any financial storm. ...
  8. Businesses Built On Fear

    Businesses Built On Fear

    Have you ever purchased a product because you were afraid of what would happen if you didn't? Many businesses thrive for ...
  9. The Obama Tax Hikes - What To Do

    The Obama Tax Hikes - What To Do

    Buy munis, book losses, avoid marriage, consider a Roth conversion now and get your Lasik eye surgery next year.
  10. The 5 Factors Of A

    The 5 Factors Of A "Good" Location

    “Location, location, location” is a common mantra in real estate. And it’s good advice – except for one thing: most people ...
  11. Hatch A New Financial Plan

    Hatch A New Financial Plan

    With spring just around the corner, now is a great time for a financial makeover.
  12. Medical Tourism: Are The Savings Worth The Risk?

    Medical Tourism: Are The Savings Worth The Risk?

    With six-figure price tags for some medical procedures, many Americans are going abroad for more affordable healthcare.
  13. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no one's fault. Find out how you can avoid ...
  14. 10 Ways The New Healthcare Bill May Affect You

    10 Ways The New Healthcare Bill May Affect You

    This bill is initiating big changes in the U.S. healthcare system. Find out how it will affect you.
  15. Vacation Medical Insurance: Can You Afford Not To?

    Vacation Medical Insurance: Can You Afford Not To?

    Unexpected medical expenses can turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. Find out how to get properly insured.
  16. Top 10 Most Expensive Medical Procedures

    Top 10 Most Expensive Medical Procedures

    As if being sick isn’t bad enough, the price of these procedures just might kill you.
  17. Investments To Die For

    Investments To Die For

    It is possible to benefit financially from death - without being a character in a murder mystery.
  18. Long-Term Care Insurance: You Have Options

    Long-Term Care Insurance: You Have Options

    The latest offerings provide more coverage and the ability to pick and choose what types of coverage you'll need.
  19. Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Learn how to lower your income tax and avoid estate tax - all while building wealth.
  20. 6 Alternatives To Health Insurance

    6 Alternatives To Health Insurance

    Not having health insurance doesn't mean that you have no alternatives. Here's what you can do to reduce your healthcare ...
  21. Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    The number of unmarried couples is on the rise, but your relationship may or may not be given the same benefits as married ...
  22. 5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    If you're serious about buying a home, cleaning up your credit should be the first item on your agenda. Learn how to get ...
  23. 5 Bizarre Insurance Policies

    5 Bizarre Insurance Policies

    If you can dream up a risk, you can probably insure it. From interesting to bizarre, here are five of the weirdest insurance ...
  24. Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    You've done your research and found your dream home - find out what could go wrong and ruin your sale!
  25. Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  26. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  27. What is a tax-free 1035 Exchange?

    What is a tax-free 1035 Exchange?

    A Section 1035 Exchange refers to the replacement of an annuity or life insurance policy for a new one without incurring ...
  28. Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    The most recent report suggests that a rebound just isn't in the cards, especially in the Midwest and Northeast regions. ...
  29. Turn Small Savings Into A Big Nest Egg

    Turn Small Savings Into A Big Nest Egg

    Small changes to spending and saving habits can reap major rewards - with limited sacrifice.
  30. Are You Unknowingly Committing Health Insurance Fraud?

    Are You Unknowingly Committing Health Insurance Fraud?

    Insurers tend to automatically flag certain claims as fraud. Find out which claims could land you in a sticky situation. ...
  31. When is it a good idea to use an irrevocable life insurance trust?

    When is it a good idea to use an irrevocable life insurance trust?

    The irrevocable life insurance trust or "ILIT" is a trust that cannot be rescinded, amended or modified in any way after ...
  32. What are the requirements to be able to contribute to an HSA?

    What are the requirements to be able to contribute to an HSA?

    Health Savings Accounts (HSA) can be used by individuals covered by a high-deductible health plan to save for health care ...
  33. Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or just take overall better care of yourself you may have a surprising ...
  34. How do I know if I qualify to open a HSA (Health Savings Account)?

    How do I know if I qualify to open a HSA (Health Savings Account)?

    The Health Savings Account (HSA) was established as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization ...
  35. Why is accidental life insurance so inexpensive?

    Why is accidental life insurance so inexpensive?

    Accidental life insurance is an inexpensive way of obtaining life insurance coverage for yourself or someone else in your ...
  36. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

    Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

    If you are the primary wage earner in your family and you carry a current mortgage on your home, it is important that you ...
  37. My mortgage payments are no longer affordable; is there anything that I can do to ...

    My mortgage payments are no longer affordable; is there anything that I can do to ...

    The most important thing for you to remember if you find that you may not be able to make this month's mortgage payment is ...
  38. How much life insurance should I have?

    How much life insurance should I have?

    The main purpose of life insurance is to provide the same standard of living for your family and cover your financial responsibilities ...
  39. Extended Warranties: Should You Take The Bait?

    Extended Warranties: Should You Take The Bait?

    Avoid shelling out for these policies and you could save hundreds of dollars.
  40. LTC Insurance: The Umbrella Every Boomer Needs

    LTC Insurance: The Umbrella Every Boomer Needs

    The costs of long-term care can be astronomical. Protect your nest egg with LTC insurance.
  41. Life Insurance Clauses Determine Your Coverage

    Life Insurance Clauses Determine Your Coverage

    Understanding these key parts of your policy will help you to ensure that your family will be covered.
  42. 4 Steps To Surviving A Job Loss

    4 Steps To Surviving A Job Loss

    Being laid off is an unpleasant experience that many Americans are experiencing through this recession. But there is hope. ...
  43. How Unemployment Affects You (Even If You're Working)

    How Unemployment Affects You (Even If You're Working)

    Rebounding from a stint of unemployment can be a frustrating thing to do. These tips should soften the blow.
  44. What happens to insurance policies and variable annuities if the insurance company ...

    What happens to insurance policies and variable annuities if the insurance company ...

    The idea of an insurance failing or going bankrupt is one that can be very frightening. However, when an insurance company ...
  45. You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    If you're trying to determine whether you should throw out your life insurance policy along with your business suits, here ...
  46. 5 Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    5 Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot ...
  47. Top 4 (Financial) Life-Changing Events

    Top 4 (Financial) Life-Changing Events

    Good or bad, major life transitions carry daunting challenges along with them, especially for your finances.
  48. What is a convertible insurance policy?

    What is a convertible insurance policy?

    A convertible insurance policy is a term usually related to life insurance. To understand a convertible policy, you must ...
  49. Why would you want a monthly benefit versus a daily benefit?

    Why would you want a monthly benefit versus a daily benefit?

    An insurance benefit is the amount of money paid to or on behalf of the policyholder. Depending on what kind of insurance ...
  50. Insurance 101 For Renters

    Insurance 101 For Renters

    If it's time for you to leave the nest, find out how to protect your new home from disaster.
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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