• Credit Score
    What Is the Highest Credit Score That Matters?

    You hear a lot of people brag about having perfect credit, but what does that really mean? It’s not likely they all have credit scores of exactly 850, the theoretical maximum. It’s possible some do, but that...

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  • 5 Key Details to Know About the Cost of Medicare

    Medicare is one of the most valuable programs available to Americans over age 65. However, despite what many people think, Medicare is not free, and it does not cover 100% of medical costs. Participants are required to...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Expats
    How U.S. Expats Can Earn $103,900 Tax Free

    The tax rules for expats can allow them to earn up to $103,900 tax-free—if they’ve got their affairs set up properly. A new report from International Living details 17-Points expats need to know to make sure they’re both tax-compliant...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Retirement planning
    6 Tips for Retirement Planning After 50

    In your 50s and beyond, you’re inching closer and closer to retirement age. You can start receiving some retirement benefits once you hit 62, and many people retire then or within a few years afterward. No matter where...

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  • Tax
    The New Tax Law [TCJA] Gives a Gift to Business Owners

    Would you prefer to legally pay taxes on 80% of your profit or 100% of your profit?  If you answered 80% then you are referring to new internal revenue code section 199A,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Financial Resolutions
    New Year, New You: 5 Types of Financial Resolutions to Consider

    The start of each year gives us all an opportunity to look within to figure out what’s important—and then make adjustments to our external lives based on our goals and dreams. The start of a new year...

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  • Finances
    A Plan For Taking ONE Simple Step Each Month to Get Your Finances in Order

    You’ve resolved to get a handle on your finances in 2019, but there are only so many hours in the day. As work speeds up and life makes other demands, all of your good intentions transform right...

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  • Widowhood
    Lessen the Hardship of Widowhood with These 5 Financial Tips

    There’s nothing that can prepare you for losing the love of your life. Even if you were prepared for widowhood, and even if you saw it coming. Saying goodbye and letting go is one of the most...

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  • Daily Devotions
    September 14, 2017-The Widow’s Mite and Mighty Faith

    By Sharon Jaynes— Today’s Truth “Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny (Mark 12:41-42 NIV). Friend to...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Organizing Your Finances After Your Spouse Has Died

    Submitted by Kevin Hanna− Losing a spouse or partner is a stressful event. Yet, during this time, you must complete a variety of tasks and make important financial decisions. You may need to make final arrangements, notify...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • How to (Finally!) Agree About Money

    Life & Beauty Weekly: Happy You By Catherine Ryan for Life & Beauty Weekly – When it comes to love, opposites attract — and that goes for your financial styles, too. “It’s extremely common for couples to...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    Why Being a Financial Pessimist Sometimes Helps You in Making the Right Decision

    By Patrick Del Rosario – No one is going to encourage you to become an out and out pessimist because negative Nellies are not pleasant to be around. However, there can be advantages to pessimism when it...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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