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Debt Forgiveness and Taxes

The IRS considers some forgiven debts as taxable income — and that’s not what you want to hear when you’re at financial rock-bottom. […]

Debt Forgiveness and Taxes

The IRS considers some forgiven debts as taxable income — and that’s not what you want to hear when you’re at financial rock-bottom. […]

A Funeral Costs How Much?

A death in the family is staggering enough without having to face the cost of a funeral. Photo: Family Funeral The loss of a family member can be too much for some people to bear, but learning how much a funeral can cost is enough to send many over the edge. I’ve seen it too many times to count. […]

A Funeral Costs How Much?

A death in the family is staggering enough without having to face the cost of a funeral. Photo: Family Funeral The loss of a family member can be too much for some people to bear, but learning how much a funeral can cost is enough to send many over the edge. I’ve seen it too many times to count. […]

The Big Impact of Your Little Financial Choices

Selling your car or downsizing your home will certainly save you money. But smaller moves, such as meal planning, can be effective over time, too. […]

The Big Impact of Your Little Financial Choices

Selling your car or downsizing your home will certainly save you money. But smaller moves, such as meal planning, can be effective over time, too. […]

Protect Your Money While Studying Abroad

A magnet for students regardless of the country: Be sure to protect your credit cards and cash when studying — and eating — abroad. Photo: The LEAF Project Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you need to take steps to protect your money during your travels. Here is what to do before, during, and after your study-abroad adventure: Before You Go Bring the right card. […]

Protect Your Money While Studying Abroad

A magnet for students regardless of the country: Be sure to protect your credit cards and cash when studying — and eating — abroad. Photo: The LEAF Project Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you need to take steps to protect your money during your travels. Here is what to do before, during, and after your study-abroad adventure: Before You Go Bring the right card. […]