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What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

When you’re planning a vacation — especially if you’re traveling outside the United States — the topic of travel insurance is bound to come up. Before you dismiss it as an extra expense you don’t need, consider what would happen if your trip was cancelled due to circumstances beyond your control. Could you really afford to lose that money...


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5 Essential Financial Moves for New Parents

Having a baby changes everything—including how you save and spend money. With so much going on after having a baby, it’s tempting to want to put off the financial piece of the puzzle until things settle down. But if you do, there’s a good chance you’ll keep pushing it down the road. These five tips for new parents will set your family on th...


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Post-Disaster Financial Checklist

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many Americans are in the process of rebuilding their lives following a natural disaster. After the initial shock passes, there are a number of things individuals and families must tackle as they try to return to day-to-day life. But even if you don’t live an area that’s prone to hurricanes, earthqu...


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5 Smart Money Moves for New Parents

There’s so much to plan for when expecting a baby. Among them are preparing the birth plan, decorating the nursery and stocking up on supplies. But something many expectant parents overlook are the important financial steps to take before or right after the baby’s birth. Check out these 5 money moves for new parents:    Complete Important Pa...


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5 Things to Know about a Home-based Business

Many people who are tired of the daily grind think about giving it up to start a home-based business and be their own boss. For some, it’s an ideal situation that allows more freedom, flexibility and greater earning potential. But as much as it might sound like a dream scenario, there are several things to take into consideration before quitting ...


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5 Smart Money Moves to Make in Your 40s

Reaching your 40s is a big milestone. It means you’ve survived a lot of life’s ups and downs and lived to tell about them. You might finally be on solid financial footing, or still working to achieve your goals. Either way, there are several things you can do in this decade to set yourself up for an easier time in your 50s and beyond. Make S...