Q&A: What should I do if I'm the victim of identity theft?Be prepared to do these 4 things right away.
Q&A: Can a spouse claim benefits if their spouse committed suicide?That depends on a couple of scenarios.
When disaster strikes...strike back.
Q&A: What should I do if I'm the victim of identity theft?Know the 4 steps
Q&A: What happens to a bank loan in the event of a death?The answer depends on whether there were any co-signers against the debt.
Q&A: Does credit card debt transfer to your children after death?This question highlights one of the top reasons why you have credit in your name only.
March 20, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It’s spring, and as the old saying goes, a man’s (and woman’s) thoughts turn to romance.
Your wedding plans could already be in full swing for a spring wedding...
March 19, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Spending money is easy, especially these days. Just give a credit or debit card number, set up an automatic bill payment or, if you must be old fashioned, write a...
March 19, 2013
Your emergency fund should only be used for a large unexpected expense for which you have not otherwise budgeted.
Typically the main purpose is to support some level of reduced living expenses in case you...
March 15, 2013
For many Americans, the health reform law passed in 2010 will forevermore tie their health to their taxes.
And even though the big changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care don't start until 2014, the tax impact starts...
March 14, 2013
Hmm, that’s a tough one to answer because it can be so different for each individual.
One rule of thumb bantered about is to have 10-15 times your salary in life insurance. So if you make $100,000 per year, then you should have about $1...
March 13, 2013
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but we'll call Pi Day a close second. This semi-official day celebrates the mathematical constant of pi, or the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Because pi is approximately...
March 12, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you’re predisposed to “liking” a lot of things on Facebook, watch out:
You could be opening the vault for anyone to take a look, figure out...
March 11, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — When employers say they plan to get “aggressive” about employee health care plans, is that good news or bad news for workers?
Towers Watson, the New York City...
March 5, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With new and substantial upgrades in technology and communication, U.S. health care consumers are generally OK with virtual doctor appointments.
That’s a pretty...
March 5, 2013
People get nutty when it comes to money. Traditional economics assumes we follow proven, rational rules according to our financial best interest — but we don’t!
Behavioral economics is that combination of economics and psychology that...