If you're facing a large stack of medical bills with nowhere to turn, take a deep breath and fear not. You can pay off your medical debt without going broke.
by: Jennifer Holder | channel: Debt Management, Health and Beauty
When you're trying to navigate the health care maze, it can be difficult to even know what kind of plan you need. Eliminate the mystery with this guide.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Health and Beauty, Insurance
When it comes to defining what you really need and want in life, it can help to imagine having nothing at all.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Lifestyle
Bad weather, a devastating earthquake and chemical or industrial accidents can cost you plenty—even put you out of business—if you aren't prepared.
by: Tom Harnish | channel: Small Business Resource Center
We want to hear your thoughts on food storage. Do you do it for emergency insurance? Do you have it only as a result of amazing CVS deals gone wild? Is it something you feel is imp
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Giveaways
It's easy to find books and articles on how to manage your money to support your long-term goals. You can read a lot about stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, investing in gold
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
One of the most common questions over on the Wise Bread forum is some variation on, "I have $X in savings but $Y in credit card debt. Should I use the savings to pay down the debt?
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Debt Management
You’re not seeing things. This is not an April Fool’s gag (although if I’d written this last year it would have been). No, this is Suze Orman’s latest advice and it is a complete 1
by: Paul Michael | channel: Frugal Living, Budgeting, Credit Cards, General Tips
Typical personal finance advice would have you divide your budget categories into two groups: Your fixed expenses and your discretionary expenses. I generally don't like that dis
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Frugal Living
Anyone who's read Linsey’s great article on freezer emergencies will already have a great head start on saving your food, should the worst happen. But what about another solution a
by: Paul Michael | channel: Frugal Living, Life Hacks, Consumer Affairs, Food and Drink
We’ve been weathering tornado season with your typical emergency planning and assortment of supplies. Candles, radios, and a clean basement shelter are ready to go at a moment's n
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Frugal Living, Life Hacks, Food and Drink
Everyone's heard the adage, "Expect the best, prepare for the worst," but the truth is that many people are overly optimistic about the future. Being a worrier may sa
by: Lana Goodrich | channel: Personal Finance
I ran across this idea in a book by some financial guru years ago. The book was packed with an odd mix of obvious and kooky ideas, of which this was one of the latter. For some r
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
The usual rule of thumb is 3 to 6 months' income. Of course that's silly--the size of your emergency fund needs to be based on your spending, not your income. But even 3
Two weeks after my husband had gotten a glowing performance review and his manager sent care packages for all our of our kids, he was told over the phone at a client meeting that h
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Budgeting
If there's one thing I know about travel, it's be prepared. But it's sometimes easier said than done. We all know we should carry emergency supplies in the trunk of the car, and one of those essentials is a flashlight. [more]
by: Paul Michael | channel: Cars and Transportation
Personal-finance experts often recommend having 3-6 months' worth of living expenses saved and easily accessible. In his July 1, 2007 Getting Going column ("Popular Advice
by: Julie Rains | channel: Personal Finance
I've always thought of disaster preparedness as something for the highly paranoid or mildly insane. Current events have led me to believe in being better safe than sorry.
by: Andrea Karim | channel: Life Hacks
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