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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Premium Tax Credit Claim

Feb 19, 2015 by

If you asked Uncle Sam to send advance credit payments to your insurer when you bought your 2014 insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, then you must file a tax return.

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Best Way to Prepay a Mortgage?

May 6, 2014 by

Here’s why I suggest considering making payments on your 30-year mortgage as if it were a 15-year mortgage.

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The Rolling Jubilee

Jan 15, 2014 by

If you have past due medical debt, The Rolling Jubilee may present you with an unexpected gift: debt abolishment.

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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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Our 3 Best Money Choices—#2

Jun 11, 2013 by

I don’t recommend an international move solely to save money. But in our case, the savings have been huge and grow daily.

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Update: Payment Protection Ins...

Aug 31, 2012 by

Stung by litigation, settlements, and bad publicity, credit card issuers are abandoning their highly profitable “payment protection insurance” products. Don’t feel bad for them—they’ll find another way to extract money from consumers’ wallets.

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Credit Card Protection?

Jun 18, 2012 by

Ever vigilant to extract more money from its customers’ pocketbooks, credit card issuers are aggressively marketing one of the more costly forms of consumer insurance yet invented.

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Insurance Value

Dec 21, 2011 by

Insurance can be a huge part of household expenses. It pays to be sure you’re not over insured and to get competing quotes regularly.

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