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Miriam Caldwell

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By Miriam Caldwell

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    • How Much Life Insurance Do I Need? Created: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      It is important to have enough insurance for your family. Learn how to tell if you have enough coverage for your needs.
    • Moving Checklist for Your Finances Created: Sunday, April 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Moving is a stressful time. If you are moving to a new area for a new job or your first job, you need to make sure that you have your finances covered. Generally, when people think about moving the...
    • Weekend Challenge 17: Preparing for Emergencies Created: Thursday, May 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      This weekend the challenge is to prepare for both financial emergencies and other types of emergencies. The challenge shouldn't take long to complete.
    • How To Budget a Variable Income Created: Saturday, November 24, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn how to budget your variable income so that you avoid the headaches that come with lower income months. A variable income budget is a fairly simple process and will help you to successfully ma...
    • How To Dispute an Incorrect Medical Bill or Denied Insurance Claim Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Medical billing errors are quite common. It is important to watch your statements and bills carefully so that you are not overcharged. It is possible to dispute a charge, though it may take time an...
    • How To Balance Your Checkbook Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn the basic steps to balancing your checkbook. Everyone should know how to do this the old fashioned way--without a computer. This article additionally walks you through the steps that your com...
    • Programs to Help You Pay for College Created: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The AmeriCorps and Teach for America programs are designed to help you pay for college. AmeriCorps can be done while you are attending school or just after you graduate and the Teach for America pr...
    • 5 Budget Fixes for Common Problems Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn budget fixes for some of the most common budgeting problems that people face. These solutions can help you get your budget to work.
    • Why Shouldn't I Get a Large Tax Refund Every Year? Created: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Many people look at tax refunds as a great way to save money or as an annual bonus to help cover expenses, but you can use the money throughout the year instead of letting the government have it al...
    • How To Buy Your First Car Created: Saturday, January 26, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      There is no reason to stress when buy your first car. Learn the steps you should follow to find a reliable car that you can afford.
    • How To Put Your Student Loans on Deferment Created: Sunday, November 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      If you just lost your job or you are having a difficult time paying student loans, you may be thinking about applying to put your student loan on deferment. Learn what you need to do in order to av...
    • Certificate of Deposit (CDs) Created: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A certificate of deposit (CD) locks your money in at a set interest rate for a certain period of time. A CD can be a useful savings tool for specific goals. However, there are negative aspects to u...
    • Should I Use the Investment Services at My Bank Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Many banks offer investment services to their more affluent clients. You may be able to take advantage of these services if you sign up with an automatic transfer. You may want to consider the opti...
    • What Is Furlough? Created: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Furlough is when you have a forced unpaid leave. Here are some tips on preparing for a furlough, no matter what financial situation you are in.
    • Are U.S. Savings Bonds a Good Investment? Created: Monday, February 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      U.S. Savings bonds used to be one of the primary means that many people used to save for school. However as the laws for school saving have changed many people are beginning to move to other option...
    • Learn the Most Important Reasons to Save Money Created: Thursday, October 04, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn the top reasons to save your money. Saving your money will help you to reach your financial goals, provide financial security and enable you to have fun with the money you have now. You can s...
    • Top 3 Ways to Make Your Money Work for You Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn the three most important things that you can do to make the most of your money. By applying these three things to your money management you will build great financial wealth.
    • What Forms Do I Need to File My Taxes? Created: Sunday, January 04, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Before you file your taxes you should make sure that you have received all of your forms from your employer, your bank, and your investments. Learn what these forms are.
    • Why Can't I Seem to Follow My Budget? Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If your budget isn't working for you, you need to carefully consider a few things. Your budget may not be working for a variety of reasons, and until you figure out what they are you can't fix the ...
    • Should I Choose a Traditional or Roth IRA? Created: Saturday, October 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When choosing your IRA, you may be trying to decide the advantages with a traditional vs Roth IRA. Learn the advantages of each type of account.
    • How To Buy Your Professional Wardrobe Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Buying your first professional wardrobe can be expensive. Here are tips to help you save money while still dressing professionally.
    • How To Switch to Cash Only for Your Budget Created: Saturday, August 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Paying cash to cover all of your expenses may seem intimidating at first, but it is a great way to limit your spending. You can use this method to stop any leaks that you may have in your budget. L...
    • Weekend Challenge: 16 Get Connected Created: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This weekend your challenge is to form a financial support network for yourself. Having a good support system, will make it easier to reach your goals.
    • How Much Money Should I Save Each Month? Created: Sunday, July 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      You know it is important to save money each month, but how do you determine the right amount for you? You need to choose based on your budget.
    • How To Set Up a Debt Payment Plan Created: Thursday, October 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you are serious about getting out of debt you need a debt payment plan to accomplish your goal quickly. You will learn how to set up a debt payment plan by deciding which debts to pay off first ...
    • Why Are Savings Account Rates So Low? Created: Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The interest rates on savings accounts are determined by the current interest rate set by the Federal Reserve Board. Learn how the rate is determined and alternative savings options."
    • Setting Resolutions for 2013: Get Your Finances on Track Created: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The past few years have been difficult economically. These goals are designed to help you recover and get back on track for the new year. Learn what you can do to get control of your finances, and ...
    • How To Check Your Credit Report Created: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Checking your credit report is an important part of protecting yourself from identity theft. It is also a good idea to check your credit report a few months before you buy a home, so that you can d...
    • Check to See If You Qualify for These Tax Credits Created: Thursday, November 24, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Tax credits can help you to reduce your tax bill in the same way tax deductions do. Learn what tax credits you qualify for.
    • Tax Refund Options Created: Thursday, December 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      You want to receive your tax refund quickly and safely. Learn the three options that are available to you. You will learn the pros and cons of each option so that you can determine the best one for...
    • What Should I Do with a Sudden Windfall? Created: Saturday, August 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Whether you win the lottery, get a settlement or a nice inheritance you may be wondering what to do with your sudden windfall. It is important to have a specific plan for the money or you will simp...
    • Should I Consider Loan Consolidation? Created: Saturday, May 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many people consider loan consolidation when looking for a way to reduce their debt payments. Although loan consolidation may look like a good option for getting out of debt you should approach it ...

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