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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ACA and Your Tax Return

Jan 30, 2015 by

Are you eligible for the Premium Tax Credit? and other tax return puzzles offered this year, courtesy of the Affordable Care Act.

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Medical Debt and Credit Scores

Dec 18, 2014 by

Millions of Americans’ credit scores have been slammed because of unpaid debt related to unpredictable, uninsured medical costs.

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Obamacare Exemption

Sep 23, 2014 by

The Affordable Care Act establishes a third option besides 1) having qualified health insurance or 2) making a “shared responsibility payment” on your tax return. Option #3 is EXEMPTION. Do you qualify for an Obamacare exemption?

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Our Health Cost Savings

Sep 15, 2014 by

Since moving to Canada five years ago, I estimate we’ve saved over $100,000 in health insurance and health care expense.

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Costly Overdraft Protection

Aug 12, 2014 by

Consumers with overdraft protection attached to their checking account pay four times higher fees—nearly $30 per month on average—than bank customers with no overdraft protection.

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High Home Insurance Cost?

Oct 30, 2013 by

Is your annual home insurance premium above the average paid in your state? If yes, maybe it’s time to shop around!

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Who Checks Your Credit Score?

Jul 23, 2013 by

Wow, am I depressed. In a survey 42% of U.S. consumers didn’t believe mortgage lenders check credit scores.

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