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Identity Theft For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Identity theft is a growing crime. You have a lot of personal information to keep track of, so be vigilant to prevent identity theft. This Cheat Sheet shows some of the critical information you need to [more…]

Four Financial Planning Steps for Women

Many women seem comfortable leaving their long-term finances and retirement planning to their husbands. If in the past you've taken a backseat to your husband in terms of your family's finances, it's time [more…]

Helping Elderly Parents with Their Finances

Caring for an elderly parent can be physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging. Becoming a caregiver to a parent is a role reversal, even if you're just attending to his or her health. If you have [more…]

Preparing to Meet with a Credit Counselor

If living on a strict budget is not enough to resolve your financial problems, meeting with a credit counselor to negotiate concessions from your creditor may help. Do your homework and get the following [more…]

Managing Your Money All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Assessing your economic situation and learning to manage your money is key to achieving your financial goals. Follow some guidelines for saving, building your retirement, and investing so you can take [more…]

Find a Financial Advisor in Canada: Web Resources for Canadians

A good financial advisor can talk you through your panic, walk you through the holdings in your portfolio, and reaffirm your investment strategy. In Canada, both Registered Financial Planners and Certified [more…]

7 Steps to Financial Freedom

If you're like many Americans, you're living paycheck to paycheck with almost no money in savings and a lot of credit card debt. To get on track financially, follow these 7 simple steps for getting out [more…]

How to Save Money on Back-to-School Supplies

Buying school supplies at the end of the summer is an unavoidable and costly task. Learn how to save money on back-to-school supplies with these tricks for buying school supplies on the cheap, for students [more…]

How to Use Food Stamps (the SNAP Card)

The federal Food Stamp Program is now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); and instead of issuing paper food stamp coupons, SNAP recipients get an EBT [more…]

Shattering Money Myths

To increase your chances of making millions, you have to break your faith in several conventional myths about building wealth. The following list shatters the most common money myths and provides reasons [more…]

Prioritizing Your Financial Goals

Money magazine’s website has a useful tool called The Prioritizer to help you figure out which of your goals are most important to you. You can enter up to 15 items, and they can be a mix of short- and [more…]

Questions to Ask when Hiring a Financial Advisor

You, the client, have the right to ask any questions you feel are appropriate to help you select the right advisor. If you’re trying to figure out whether an advisor is worth your hard-earned dollars, [more…]

Personal Finance For Dummies Cheat Sheet

All too often, financial advice ignores the big picture and focuses narrowly on investing. Because money is not an end in itself but a part of your whole life, connecting your financial goals to the rest [more…]

Spring Clean Your Finances: 5 Tips From Money Pros

Spring is almost here, and those seasonal cleaning duties—sweeping the garage, clearing out the gutters, washing the windows—are probably nagging at you. But if you’re like many Americans, it’s more important [more…]

3 Scams that Target Your Bank Account

Be aware of these three scams designed to drain your bank account. (If you keep your cash under the mattress, then you have a different set of worries!) [more…]

5 Identity Theft Scams to Avoid

Phishing is a familiar identity-theft scam, but other scams — such as phone fraud, credit card verification, and fake lottery winnings — are just as prevalent. Thieves are constantly devising new variations [more…]

What Does Retirement Mean to You?

Picturing yourself in retirement may be difficult. Retirement may feel so many years away that you can’t even fathom the idea of ever being able to retire. Or possibly you’re middle-aged and feel that [more…]

How to Organize Your Financial Records

Do you have financial records that you don’t know what to do with? Do you have stacks of unopened bills? Do you stress out at tax time trying to find all your required documents? And are you lacking a [more…]

How Financial Advisors Get Paid

When choosing a financial advisor, it helps to understand how your advisor gets paid because those who live off commissions may have different goals than advisors who work on salary. All people in the [more…]

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