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The Top 4 Reasons to Make a Will
More than half of American adults don’t have a will, says a survey by legal website RocketLawyer.com. Are you among them? Although creating a will can raise sensitive end-of-life questions, it can…
Should You Become a One-Car Household in Retirement?
To make the most of their fixed income, many couples choose to downsize in retirement. This often can include consolidating from two or more vehicles down to one. According to…
What to Do if Your Child’s Toy Is Recalled
It seems like all kids have a favorite toy they take with them everywhere. But what happens if that toy gets recalled? While it may be scary to think your child’s…
2015 Financial Resolutions for Parents-to-Be
Congratulations: You’re expecting a baby! Becoming a parent creates wonderful new experiences – but it also comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that…
Thrifty Gifting for Parents: Inexpensive Toddler Gifts (INFOGRAPHIC)
Finding the perfect presents for your 1- to 3-year-old this holiday season doesn’t have to put you in debt. The Allstate Blog and Quicken Loans’ Zing Blog compiled the stats and suggestions below to…
Emergency Funds 201: Where to Stash Your Savings
Personal finance journalist and Get Rich Slowly blogger Kristin Wong knows a thing or two about emergency funds: She’s researched and written extensively about the topic. In this two-part series about emergency…
Emergency Funds 101: When, Why and How Much to Save
Emergency funds are an important piece of a sound financial plan. Personal finance journalist and blogger Kristin Wong learned the value of an emergency fund the hard way after college,…
QUIZ: What’s Your Spending Personality?
Are you the miser who brings home other people’s leftovers? Or do you spend money as fast as you get it? Regardless of your spending habits, having an emergency fund…
What's Your Backup Plan
Having an emergency or back-up fund is important. This money that is set aside for unplanned expenses is separate from your retirement savings and college savings accounts. According to a study…
10 Situations When You Might Need an Emergency Fund
Everyone knows the little rules of life that reduce the risk of costly mistakes, like driving slowly in the rain or not leaving candles burning. But it’s the rare what-ifs that might prompt you to dip…