• It's A Family Feud!

    Published Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    “I am not leaving here without mom’s wedding ring!” and “He promised to give ME that” are battle cries as clear as any ever shouted in war. This is where the battle lines following mom’s or dad’s death are drawn. I’ve settled the affairs of over 2,500 decedents, and I’ve been involved in scores of more»
  • The Truth About Black Friday

    Published Monday, November 25, 2013

    Are you like me? Do you set a game plan, get up at 4:00AM, hit the ground running and come home with countless bags, ecstatic about all the money you’ve saved? Or are you like Michelle, who uses the day more as a reason to start (and maybe even finish) her shopping. Maybe you’re more like my neighbor, Christine, who stays home and looks up more»
  • Making Money on the Side is About Doing What You Love

    Published Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    I am a graphic design student, which sounds great if you can ignore two very real categories I fall under – the starving artist and the broke college student. These aren’t just stereotypes, they’re very real. Honestly, I find now that I live on my own, I am actually at my parents’ house more often than I was when I lived there in more»
  • When the Child Becomes the Parent

    Published Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    We didn't sign up to become parents again, but this scenario has become our reality as we care for my 94 year-old mother-in-law. These circumstances place my wife Marilyn and I in the acute and tragic awareness of the fragility of life and uncertainty of when or how this reality will end. Will it be days, months or years? Will it be a silent passing in the more»
  • The Benefits of Increased Credit Limits

    Published Friday, October 25, 2013

    We’d all like more money, right? I can’t imagine anyone I know turning it down. Most of the time when we think about acquiring more money (winning the lottery, inheriting from a long-lost relative, finding a small pile of it in the driveway), we think about all the fun things we could buy or the exotic places we’d visit. But sometimes more»
  • Raising Financially Well-Adjusted Kids

    Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    Raise your hand if you’ve made a bad money decision in the past six months. Now put your hands down. Raise your hand if you’ve used one of those decisions as a learning opportunity for your child. Not many hands are popping up, am I right? This is the challenge called Parenting and Money. It’s a subject that’s tough for Moms & more»
  • An Insider's Perspective on Prepaid Debit

    Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    My name is Tim Greene, and I want to let you in on a secret: I spend too much money. I use plastic to pay for everything so I never see any actual cash. Sometimes I kid myself into thinking that everything is free. In the past when I’d overspend, my overdraft protection would kick in so it was no big deal. I knew I had to get this bad habit under more»
  • How To Create A Monthly Budget

    Published Thursday, August 22, 2013

    If money and numbers make you cringe, you may have chosen to forego a budget until now. And that’s okay. But if it’s time to tighten the purse strings a bit, a budget is a great way to keep track of your spending.

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