How a Loved One’s Death Could Impact You Financially

How a Loved One’s Death Could Impact You Financially

The loss of a loved one is a time for mourning, but it’s also a time for making difficult choices. One of those decisions is how to manage your loved one’s finances—both in terms of dealing with creditors and protecting the deceased’s assets from identity thieves. Unfortunately, a person’s passing may actually intensify some lenders’ efforts to collect repayment. On top of that, criminals fraudulently use nearly 2.5 million deceased Americans’ identities every year to open false accounts (also known as “ghosting”), according to ID Analytics. If you should find yourself in the position...

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6 Reasons to Go Paperless

6 Reasons to Go Paperless

There’s no doubt that the invention of paper changed the world. Paper, and printing, made the spread of information and ideas to the masses possible. Without it, great ideas, philosophies, pieces of literature, and other information that influenced our civilization and culture might never have been recorded or disseminated. Paper has been around for thousands of years, and there’s still a place for it today. However, there are definite downsides to using paper, which is why more and more companies are going—and encouraging their customers to go—paperless. While you and your family may never be able...

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What Your Children Need to Know About Credit and When

What Your Children Need to Know About Credit and When

Children are full of questions about most everything, including credit. From an early age, children can start to observe the different ways their parents pay...Continue Reading

10 Quick Steps That Could Improve Your Finances

10 Quick Steps That Could Improve Your Finances

Time is a commodity most of us are lacking. Between work, chores, raising kids, taking care of ourselves, and hopefully finding a few minutes to...Continue Reading

How to Dispute Errors in Your Credit Report [Infographic]

How to Dispute Errors in Your Credit Report [Infographic]

According to a study by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), one in five consumers have a potentially material error in their credit report that paints...Continue Reading

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Cosigning On A Credit Card Or Loan – Credit Building Blocks

Cosigning On A Credit Card Or Loan – Credit Building Blocks

Building credit can be challenging—particularly if you’re young, new to the world of credit, or if you’ve experienced credit issues in the...Continue Reading

This material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified tax advisor, attorney or financial advisor. Readers should consult with their own tax advisor, attorney or financial advisor with regard to their personal situations.