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Sharpen Your Financial Acumen

Now is the time to sharpen your financial acumen. April is National Financial Literacy Month. This month-long focus on money is an effort to help Americans of all ages understand the importance of handling money wisely and giving them the skills to do so. Why is this important? Many Americans are heading towards financial crisis. […]

Know Your Rights When Planning a Funeral

When a loved one dies, grieving family and friends are often faced with having to make funeral decisions quickly. Not many of us have prior experience planning funerals. This, combined with the emotional duress of our loved one’s death, make it easy for consumers to purchase unnecessary or unwanted services, and pay more than necessary. […]

Three types of Fraud 2

The following article is from the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM) Fraud takes an enormous financial, as well as emotional, toll on victims. It can destroy businesses and ruin financial lives. According to the Insurance Information Institute,following the introduction of microchip equipped credit cards in 2015 in the United States, which make the […]

Two Ways to Express your Love

Valentine’s Day is a time when we express our love with flowers, chocolate, dinner, and cards. We continue to express our love every day through many ordinary tasks: making and sharing meals, offering to run an errand, shoveling the front walk, listening when someone needs to talk. The list is endless. When it comes to […]

How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Three Common Types of Scams

The following article is from the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM). Fraud takes an enormous financial, as well as emotional, toll on victims. It can destroy businesses and ruin financial lives. Many individuals, businesses, and organizations are affected by scams and other fraudulent activity on a daily basis. A report in the American […]

Three Ways to Streamline Your Bill Paying

Welcome to the New Year, a time for fresh starts. For many people, keeping track of bills and paying them on time can be a hassle. Here are three daily money management techniques you can use to make a fresh start and streamline your bill paying. 1. Create and use a financial calendar A financial […]

New VA Rules for A&A

The Veterans Administration recently updated its rules for veterans to qualify for needs based pension benefits. My November blog post, “Know the Rules When Applying for VA Pension Benefits” included information which is now outdated. This post discussed Aid & Attendance and Housebound Benefits, supplemental benefits available to low income veterans and their survivors under […]

How to Choose a Credit Card

There are many credit card offers available to us.  They come in the mail, reach out to us in advertising, and are on display at airport and store counters. We know people who have found the best credit card ever and think we should have it too. If you come across a credit card offer […]

Know the Rules When Applying for VA Pension Benefits

The Veterans Administration provides many benefits for our veterans. While many of us are familiar with health care benefits, the VA also provides home loan guaranties, education assistance, and employment assistance programs, to name a few. One important benefit for low income veterans and their survivors is the pension program. The Veterans Administration (VA) pension […]