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Financial Security: Health Finance

Personal Finance Updated: May 28, 2019

 Health care includes medical and dental services, prescription drugs, and insurance costs. These costs have historically increased faster than the rate of...

Financial Security: Saving and Investing

Personal Finance Updated: May 24, 2019

Even though the words "saving" and "investing" are often used interchangeably, there are differences between the two.Saving provides funds for emergencies...

Financial Security: Insurance

Personal Finance Updated: November 09, 2016

Personal insurance includes health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, liability insurance, and property insurance. The purpose of insurance is...

Financial Security: Consumer Education

Personal Finance Updated: October 30, 2015

 In the world of shopping both on the web and in the stores, it pays to be a knowledgeable consumer. By making wise decisions using your resources in...


Personal Finance Updated: October 02, 2015

Welcome to PowerPay: PowerPay is a system designed to help you eliminate debt in the fastest possible way. PowerPay works when you are willing to:Total...

Financial Security: Financial Planning Process

Personal Finance Updated: September 29, 2015

Financial planning is a process based on what each person considers most important based on his or her values and goals.A financial plan is really a...

Financial Security: Children and Money

Personal Finance Updated: September 29, 2015

Children are not born with “money sense.” Children learn about money by example and experience, beginning at a very young age. Parents are an important...

Income Taxes

Personal Finance Updated: September 29, 2015

The goal for taxpayers is to pay no more than the least possible tax owed. Avoiding taxes through legal tax strategies is not to be confused with illegal tax...

Financial Security: Talking About Money

Personal Finance Updated: September 29, 2015

Why should we talk about money? We learned as children how impolite it was to ask how much someone paid for something, didn't we?   

Financial Security: Money Emotions

Personal Finance Updated: September 29, 2015

Money is a subject that few people discuss, but more and more professionals are talking about it - the key link between our emotions and our money. We may...

Household Recordkeeping

Personal Finance Updated: September 28, 2015

Financial records have become a vital part of life. They are a key to your credit standing, are essential to help you save money on taxes, and also are a...


Personal Finance Updated: September 28, 2015

Bankruptcy is a proceeding in a federal court in which a debtor who owes more than his or her assets can receive debt relief by transferring his or her...

Financial Security: Estate Planning

Personal Finance Updated: September 28, 2015

A will is one component of an estate plan. Although necessary to direct the distribution of assets after death, almost 70 percent of U.S. adults do not have...

Financial Security: Retirement Planning

Personal Finance Updated: March 10, 2010

Planning for retirement is a challenge for everyone. Again, the earlier you begin, the longer you will have to accumulate funds and capitalize on compound...

Emergency Cash Reserve

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

Setting aside money to meet unexpected expenses provides a financial safety net and allows you to take advantage of financial opportunities as they arise....

Financial Security: Lifestyle Transitions

Personal Finance Updated: January 28, 2009

Lifestyle transitions requiring financial decisionmaking range from job loss, changes in work status, caregiving responsibilities, divorce, retirement,...

Action Steps Financial Goals

Personal Finance Updated: February 24, 2007

Once you have worked through the SMART goals worksheet write out short-, intermediate-, and long-term financial goals following the SMART goal format.

Investing Action Steps

Personal Finance Updated: February 20, 2007

The steps below suggest important actions for you to take to establish a solid foundation for future investing activity. Once completed, you will be ready to...

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