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COBRA: Continuing Health Insurance After You Leave a Job

If you have ever left a full-time job before, you probably got the spiel from HR (or at least a letter) informing you of your right to continue your health insurance coverage under COBRA laws.

How (and Why) to Get Health Insurance When Unemployed

Health insurance is so important, but it’s not on a lot of young people’s radar screens unless you start a family or get sick. If your parents, university, or full-time employer provides health insurance, fortunately you don’t have to spend much time thinking about it. But what if you’re self employed or work only part-time? […]

Five Alternative Investment Ideas

Did the stock market rattle your nerves in 2008? Although I’m a firm believer that last year’s record declines in stock prices means 2009 is a great time to beef up your stock investments and buy, buy, buy—I understand that some folks are looking for some alternative investments to round out their strategies. And diversification […]

Auto Insurance Coverage Types: Which Do You Need?

Auto Insurance Coverage Types- Which Do You Need-

Car insurance is a confusing but necessary part of owning a car. Ensure you have proper coverage by understanding each part of your insurance. You will want to make sure you aren’t wasting money by being over insured, or leaving yourself open to lawsuits by being underinsured.

Retirement Saver's Tax Credit is a Great Benefit for Low Income Taxpayers

I just learned about the retirement saver’s tax credit. If you qualify, this tax credit is definitely worthwhile. In a nutshell, if you fall under the income caps and contribute up to $2,000 to any retirement plan (401[k], traditional IRA, or even a Roth IRA), you may be able to take a tax credit of […]

How to Manage Money When You're Unemployed

Are you out of work, short on cash, and wondering how the heck you are going to feed yourself or your family in the weeks ahead? Don’t panic. Here’s how to develop a sound strategy for managing money while unemployed so you can stop worrying and start looking for work.

How to Prepare for a Layoff

Layoffs are everywhere these days. My employer axed 20 more of my coworkers on Friday, and every week I hear about friends losing jobs at various companies nationwide. Layoffs suck, but given the recession we’re in, they aren’t a surprise. And although you can take steps to reduce the chance you will be laid off, […]

Five Tips for Preparing to File Your Taxes

Five Tips for Preparing to File Your Taxes

Getting ready to file your taxes? Getting organized first will be a big time saver later. Knowing what forms you will need, how you want to file, and knowing what deductions you are planning on taking along with supporting documents will help you out when you actually sit down to do the dirty work.

Auto Insurance Liability Limits: How Much Do You Need?

Here’s an interesting tidbit about auto insurance many people don’t know: bodily injury liability coverage is the most important type of car insurance to have and, often, the least expensive. How much liability coverage is enough, and how can you tell?

Five Types of Overspenders

People spend—and overspend—for a lot of reasons. Here are five reasons may people spend more than they have. If you have trouble overspending, uncovering why is an important step in learning to reign in the behavior and get on track to financial stability.