Advice

USAA Ready to Assist Members Affected by Severe Winter Weather

February 1, 2011

Leading insurance provider to the military community offers recovery tips SAN ANTONIO– Jan. 31, 2011 – As much of the United States braces for severe winter weather, USAA, the nation’s 8th largest home insurer, offers the following tips for those who may be affected. Claims Process USAA encourages members to report claims by using USAA’s […]

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Kiplinger and NAPFA Partner to Offer Free Financial Advice

January 14, 2011

Washington, DC (January 12, 2011)—For consumers wrestling with questions about retirement, help will soon be a phone call—or mouse click—away.  For the tenth time, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) are teaming up to sponsor Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Days—two opportunities to make sure Americans are well-equipped for their […]

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New Year’s Detox For Your Finances

December 22, 2010

LEARNVEST.COM & REAL SIMPLE PARTNER TO LAUNCH A NEW YEAR’S DETOX DIET FOR YOUR FINANCES –Co-branded Cost-Cutting Bootcamp to Provide Women with Tools to Get Financially Fit in 2011 NEW YORK — LearnVest.com, an award-winning personal finance website for women, and Real Simple, the award-winning Time Inc. lifestyle brand, today announce a partnership to launch […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Cell-Phone Bill Shock

August 23, 2010

(via Consumer Reports) Today’s multitalented cell phones can easily seduce you into texting, talking, or downloading more than you planned. The result can be hundreds of dollars in unexpected penalty fees. Some 30 million Americans have experienced cellular bill shock, a surprise spike not related to a change in the service plan. The projection is […]

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Personal Finance Expert Gives Commandments to “Get Thee Out of Debt”

August 5, 2010

Just like the government, consumers are trying to find answers to the economic crisis.  Many of these consumers are concerned about debt, more specifically how to control debt. Laura Rowley, Yahoo! Finance personal finance guru gives key commandments to make sure they act as their own financial regulators. Her commandments include: Thou shalt not live beyond thy means. […]

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Recent Study Finds Many Parents Need Lesson in Saving For their Child

July 21, 2010

via zendough.com According to the recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2009 Expenditures on Children by Families report, the total for middle-income parents raising one child from birth to age 17 is $222,360, which doesn’t include college tuition.  That’s 22 percent higher than the 1960 inflation-adjusted cost of $182,857. Additionally, when it comes to providing […]

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NEW BOOK: “The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams”

July 6, 2010

Trent Hamm, author of the new book and founder of the popular website of the same name, The Simple Dollar, offers strategies and hope for creating a happy and debt free life New York, NY —The realities of our current economic status have led people to struggle with debt or the fear of encountering monetary […]

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