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November's Time to Consider Health Plan Re-Enrollments & Savings for 2016

November 2015

Each year November marks the middle of the time to enroll, re-enroll, or make changes to your health-care plans for the coming year. These plans include health insurance provided by your employer, health insurance you buy individually on the Health Insurance Marketplace (state or national), Medicare, and various tax-advantaged health savings plans. Take time now to consider what you and your family need for 2016. It can help you get the best coverage and benefits while saving money where possible.


When You Give—Stay Alert for Crowdsourcing Scams

October 2015

In recent years, crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money for a variety of creative projects, new business ventures, and charitable causes. In crowdfunding, individuals or businesses typically use an online crowdfunding platform to seek small sums of money from a large number of people. Larger crowdfunding platforms include Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, and RocketHub. However, there are hundreds of platforms online, many of which are very small.


Secure Your Financial and Personal Information - Online and Off

September 2015

Data breaches. Phishing scams. Identity Theft. Malware. Lost or stolen wallets and credit cards. These are just a few of the ways through which our personal and financial information is being attacked – online and offline. There are steps that you can take to make sure that your information is secure. Here are a few.


Buying a New Car? Prepare for Sales Ploys That Can Cost You

August 2015

Automotive advertisements hawking 2015 models and new 2016s are crowding TV and radio broadcasts and filling the pages of online and print news media. All of them have a deal for you. And you've got to act quickly to save big!


Thinking of a Reverse Mortgage in Retirement?

Facts to Consider

July 2015

Have you seen or heard an ad for reverse mortgages? Did you find it interesting? In a recent study, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), found that many ads discuss the benefits of reverse mortgages without mentioning the risks. They also found many ads make incomplete and inaccurate statements describing the loans. If important loan requirements were listed, they were often buried in the fine print.


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