5 steps to deal with student loans
There are other options you should know about, including the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which will forgive all remaining student loan balances after 10 years for anyone who has worked in a qualifying public service job and consistently made ...
When frugal meets baby
Scott is now back to her frugal ways. She and two other personal finance bloggers/new parents with whom I spoke all say the same thing: Your bundle of joy doesn't necessarily have to cost a bundle. Not that they set themselves up as paragons of parsimony ...
Attack of the zombie debt
Don't expect an old, unpaid balance to go away. A booming debt-buying business means you'll probably be hearing from a collector. Do you have a debt from years ago that you never paid? If so, beware. That old account could come lurching back to life when ...
How to work with a debt collector
If you fall behind on a loan or other payment, you may eventually face a collection agency. Here's how to prepare yourself. Ring, ring. As soon as you hear your phone, you break out in a cold sweat. Is it a debt collector calling you to harass you about ...
Travel protection? Your credit card
You can go abroad without plastic, but there are many advantages to having it, including protection against potentially serious problems. 1. If your cash and cards are lost or stolen, only credit cards can be replaced immediately. For example ...
Seniors turn to risky reverse mortgages for cash
The reverse mortgage is a non-recourse loan, which means the seniors and their heirs will never pay more than what the property is worth, says Sue Pullen, a senior loan advisor and vice president for Fairway Independent Mortgage. If the value is less than ...
10 tips to save on prescriptions
Prescription drugs can put a serious dent in your wallet, but there are ways to cut costs. Try these 10 tips to ease your medical budget. These days, getting sick can be a costly business, especially if you can't afford medical insurance. Not only do you ...
Retiring at 50: You need how much?
These days, most people plan to retire in their mid-60s. This is the age range when Social ... benefit plans or the more recent defined-contribution 401k plans, retiring couples or individuals can expect to live comfortably. To accelerate retirement ...
Your spouse's credit card secret
After a reader pays off a $25,000 bill run up by her husband, she wonders if canceling the cards will hurt his credit score. But there's a bigger problem here. Q: My husband just informed me that he has been hiding $25,000 of debt from me. We have been ...
How to die the right way
These 8 steps can help ensure that your exit from this life goes as smoothly as possible for you and your family -- and that you get the send-off you want. Excuse No. 1: You're not going to die. Excuse No. 2: You've been too busy. Excuse No. 3: You can't ...
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