personal finance

The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
places to live

The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In

Take a look at our list of American cities with the lowest costs of living. Is one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. right for you?
October 1, 2020
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. Here's a closer look at what isn't covered by Medicare.
October 1, 2020
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
Medicare

11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices to fill in the health coverage gaps, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
October 1, 2020
Your Guide to Open Enrollment
health insurance

Your Guide to Open Enrollment

Your options may look a little different this fall. Meanwhile, the cost of coverage continues to climb.
October 1, 2020
13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More
spending

13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More

We offer up several ways to get the most bang for your buck whether investing in yourself or others.
October 1, 2020
Americans Are Stockpiling Cash
Coronavirus and Your Money

Americans Are Stockpiling Cash

With no place to go and businesses closed, we are saving more than ever.
September 30, 2020
Watch Out for COVID Cons
Scams

Watch Out for COVID Cons

Isolated seniors are particularly vulnerable to pandemic-related scams.
September 30, 2020
Airlines Nix Change Fees
Travel

Airlines Nix Change Fees

You may still pay a change fee for tickets in basic economy, though.
September 30, 2020
How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You

As you're signing up for Medicare, you must learn the basics of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and even doug…
September 30, 2020
What to Do with Cash in a Low Interest Rate Environment
life insurance

What to Do with Cash in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Safe places to stash cash are earning next to nothing, so what can you do? Dividend-paying whole life insurance may be one option to consider.
September 30, 2020
Lending Money to a Friend in Need
Coronavirus and Your Money

Lending Money to a Friend in Need

If you lend money to a friend who has fallen on hard times, don't count on getting it back.
September 29, 2020
Skip the Fees on Savings Transfers
banking

Skip the Fees on Savings Transfers

But banks are not required to lift the limits or stop charging fees for excessive transactions.
September 29, 2020
Are Your Adult Children Living at Home?
personal finance

Are Your Adult Children Living at Home?

How my parents’ wise rules (and kicking me out of the nest, but in a nice way, years ago) helped me become financially independent.
September 29, 2020
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
spending

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Circumstances beyond its control have forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to ... later. Prime Da…
September 28, 2020
Financial Advice for Worried Airline Pilots Right Now
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Financial Advice for Worried Airline Pilots Right Now

Furloughs, job cuts and early retirement are on the minds of many pilots. Now is the time for them to get their finances in order.
September 28, 2020
Trump Promises $200 Prescription Drug Card for Seniors
Medicare

Trump Promises $200 Prescription Drug Card for Seniors

Medicare beneficiaries will soon receive a debit card in the mail that they can use to pay for prescription drugs.
September 25, 2020
Pandemic Budgeting: It’s Time to Start Fresh
personal finance

Pandemic Budgeting: It’s Time to Start Fresh

If you have a budget, you may need to tweak it, and if you don’t … what are you waiting for?
September 24, 2020
Budgeting: To Take Back Control of Their Finances, Millennials Need to Embrace the ‘B’ Word
personal finance

Budgeting: To Take Back Control of Their Finances, Millennials Need to Embrace the ‘B’ Word

It’s not sexy, but budgeting has many benefits, and millennials need all the help they can get.
September 24, 2020
5 All-Too-Common Financial ‘Sins’ … and How to Atone for Them
personal finance

5 All-Too-Common Financial ‘Sins’ … and How to Atone for Them

Yom Kippur teaches us the value of reflection, and that’s something that all investors and retirement savers could benefit from right now.
September 22, 2020
FAQs on CARES Act Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
student loans

FAQs on CARES Act Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Here’s how to know if you qualify – and how you should take advantage.
September 21, 2020
Being a Woman Cost Me $2 Million, But Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stood Up for Me
personal finance

Being a Woman Cost Me $2 Million, But Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stood Up for Me

Thanks to pioneers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women have come a long way in this country … or have we? A look at the progress, the continuing struggles…
September 21, 2020
HSA Limits and Minimums
health savings accounts

HSA Limits and Minimums

Annually adjusted contribution limits and other requirements must be met if you're covering health care costs with a Health Savings Account.
September 21, 2020
Reasons to Own Life Insurance in Every Decade of Your Life
life insurance

Reasons to Own Life Insurance in Every Decade of Your Life

With competing financial priorities throughout your lifetime, it could be easy to overlook life insurance, especially in your younger years. But life …
September 21, 2020
7 Foreign Countries Luring Americans to Work Abroad During the Pandemic
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7 Foreign Countries Luring Americans to Work Abroad During the Pandemic

Work remotely – really remotely – in these appealing destinations offering special visas for American workers.
September 18, 2020
When Businesses Fail or People Can’t Pay Bills, Liability Limits Can Save the Day
personal finance

When Businesses Fail or People Can’t Pay Bills, Liability Limits Can Save the Day

From LLCs to trusts, protections are here to help — not just companies and individuals, but our whole economy itself. So, anyone struggling in these t…
September 18, 2020
Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home
retirement

Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home

In the wake of COVID-wracked nursing homes, increasingly more people are looking at options to age in place with long-term care insurance.
September 17, 2020