Credit and Home Insurance

May 11, 2017 by

Think your credit rating doesn’t matter unless you borrow money? Think again. Example: South Dakotans with poor credit pay 288% more for home insurance.

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Top 10 Posts 2016!

Jan 18, 2017 by

What did visitors to Money Counselor read most in 2016?

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Apr 21, 2016 by

A reader wrote me to ask whether long-term care insurance is recommended. It’s a tough question, and very dependent on individual circumstances. Can you help improve my reply to the reader, please?

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Social Security Reminder

Feb 25, 2016 by

Did you get an email reminder to review your annual Social Security Statement online? Did you wonder whether the reminder was legitimate? I did. And do.

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Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Dec 14, 2015 by

The average American 65-year old retiring now will pay $583 per month in healthcare costs. In 5 years, that expense will more than double… read this for even more scary stuff about Americans’ healthcare costs in retirement.

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Jumpstart an Emergency Fund

Dec 3, 2015 by

You’re focused on the holidays now, I get that. But when the New Year rolls around, make 2016 the year you finally get started on building an emergency fund!

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“Raise Your Credit Score...

Oct 29, 2015 by

Is your credit score less than what it ought to be? Check out this excerpt from volume 3 of the Money Counselor Simple Guides series, “Raise Your Credit Score the Right Way: Save Money and Open Doors”

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Disaster Prep and Recovery

Jul 30, 2015 by

Don’t stop with an emergency fund and insurance when you’re preparing for the unexpected, but inevitable.

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How’s Your Financial Well-Bein...

May 18, 2015 by

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has figured out what makes up personal financial well-being. How do you rate?

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Google Alerts ID Monitoring

Apr 7, 2015 by

Instead of paying for a costly and and not especially useful credit monitoring service, consider deploying a set of customized Google Alerts to let you know if someone may illegally be using your identity.

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