Prepare for Unexpected Medical and Dental Bills

Even the most organized and financial competent people experience unexpected medical bills that could disrupt their budget. A simple eye infection that requires immediate treatment could cost $100-$200 at a walk-in or minute clinic. If you have insurance, that cost could be as low as $20 for the co-pay, but you may still be required to pay $80-$100 for the antibiotic ...
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Unexpected Expenses: Child Care and Elder Care Costs

For some families, elder care or child care expenses can come on quite suddenly and take more out of the family budget than the rent or mortgage payment. While everyone’s situation varies, the Child/Dependent tax credit offers some relief. It’s important to understand how this tax credit helps middle and low-income Americans afford to care for their loved ones while ...
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5 More Financial New Year’s Resolutions

For many, the holiday season is an inspirational time when adopting new habits for the coming year is a top priority. This blog post is the second in our New Year’s Resolutions series. Here are five more ideas to help you reach your financial goals in 2018.
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Options for Unexpected Expenses

When faced with financial needs that the monthly budget can’t cover, using credit cards, tapping into a 401(k) balance, borrowing from family or friends, and accessing a home equity line of credit are all popular choices. There are consequences associated with each of these options for unexpected expenses, which is why financial experts recommend having a dedicated ...
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