We have all seen the photos of the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita " destroyed or badly damaged homes, the loss of jobs and businesses, important records ruined. Recovering from a disaster such as this can be a long-term process, especially in terms of financial recovery.
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The Report includes an overview of the current financial condition of Social Security, its impact on poverty, especially of elderly Americans, and the fairness of benefit distribution in the current system.
Most individuals and businesses will be able to request a full six month tax filing extension, without a reason or even a signature.
Lesko describes all the major national financial programs like the Low Income Energy Assistance Program that can offer up to $2,500 to pay utility or insulation bills.
Whether it's a hurricane or fire, it's vital that people take financial precautions before a catastrophe hits. From protecting your financial documentation to having cash on hand, a little financial foresight can go a long way.
A look at household debt service payments as a percent of disposable personal income reveals that consumers are feeling a much harder pinch in the budget than they have during past recoveries.
Students are simply not getting the personal finance information they need for coping with today's complex economic world.
Managing finances effectively will help you maintain a good credit rating.
It's long been a staple of the university student diet: a box of pasta and powdered cheese. But after your first term, you start craving a little variety. Sadly, there are very few student budgets that allow you to graze on caviar - surely a more fitting accompaniment to intellectual pursuits. So, how do you set yourself on the path to a better financial future?
Here are five tips for a better personal finance
Women are not sure what income they would need in retirement, nor how to finance it.
Protecting personal finances requires knowledge and education. Investment fraud is a huge industry and you should beware.
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With today's wide array of office supplies and software available to organize your documents and help with tax filing, tax time doesn't have to be stressful.
Time is money, and right now you don't have either the time or the money to answer the call of the shopping mall at Christmas. The only way you can show your friends love, peace on earth, goodwill towards men is by shopping at Macy's, so you think. It's a safe bet that the Three Kings didn't buy the gold, frankincense and myrrh given to Jesus Christ in the manger from Macy's or Pottery Barn.\n
Credit cards can sometimes make life easier. They are even necessary in some cases, such as when renting a hotel room or purchasing on-line. But convenience can have a price.
Do you ever wonder where your money goes every month? Good money managers spend within their income, plan for the future and solve financial problems as they arise. Poor money managers pay more.
Buying a home is often the largest and most fulfilling investment you will ever make. Home ownership in most cases, involves the responsibility of carrying a mortgage. Most mortgages are paid over a 25 year period. Here are some tips to help you pay your mortgage off faster.
On average, women earn 76 cents for every dollar men earn in the workplace. Because women typically spend approximately seven years out of the work force to have and raise children, their earnings are even further curtailed. With lower pay and less time spent in the work force, women are generally left with smaller retirement portfolios, lower company pension benefits and lower Social Security benefits than men.