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Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!
Wed, 09/26/12 | 17 Comments
Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!

My Health Insurer is Not Paying the Bill
I am willing to bet that many of you have encountered a situation where you noticed an error in your medical bill, but your health insurer delays in …

2013 Child Tax Credit of $1,000 Extended
Tue, 09/25/12 | 9 Comments
2013 Child Tax Credit of $1,000 Extended

The Child Tax Credit Extended into 2013 & Beyond
The full $1,000 Child Tax Credit has now been extended through 2013 and beyond due to the fiscal cliff deal, signed in to law on Jan 3, …

The Retirement Crisis that Could Lead to a Zombie Apocalypse
Mon, 09/24/12 | 32 Comments
The Retirement Crisis that Could Lead to a Zombie Apocalypse

The U.S. Retirement Crisis
There has been increasing chatter lately about a need for reforming 401K’s in lieu of what is undoubtedly going to be a retirement crisis of epic proportions.
Didn’t realize a crisis was looming? …

Charitable Tax Deductions & the Ambiguous Donation Receipt
Mon, 09/17/12 | 29 Comments
Charitable Tax Deductions & the Ambiguous Donation Receipt

Prior to my current day job, I worked in fundraising for a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
In that role, the most common questions I received were around tax deductions and donation receipts.
“Do I have to have a …

Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?
Wed, 09/12/12 | 21 Comments
Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?

I have a good hypothetical for you on job loyalty. And I haven’t done a good ole’ fashion reader poll in ages. So, it’s time.
Let me first set this one up with some context.
Most of …

Home Equity Loan (HEL) Vs. Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): which is Better?
Tue, 09/11/12 | 4 Comments
Home Equity Loan (HEL) Vs. Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): which is Better?

I’m not a big fan of debt.
But there are times in your life when it makes sense to pay off (or avoid) high-interest debt with low-interest debt. For example, using a 0% APR credit card …


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