5 Times You Absolutely Need a Credit Card

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5 Times You Absolutely Need a Credit Card

5 Times You Absolutely Need a Credit Card

For decades, economists have been predicting that we would live in a cashless society. And while this may be true someday, many still prefer to use cash as a brute force method of preventing debt. Nevertheless, here are five times when even the most ardent opponents of credit cards will find them necessary: Renting a… Read More

Are You Prepared for Another Hurricane Katrina?

Personal Finance

Are You Prepared for Another Hurricane Katrina?

Are You Prepared for Another Hurricane Katrina?

It’s been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. New Orleans and its neighbors are still struggling to rebuild. A third of New Orleans resident’s haven’t yet returned home. Many of those who have returned are still in FEMA trailers.Thousands more were forced in to bankruptcy.

When Life Throws You (or Someone You Love) a Curve Ball

Personal Finance

When Life Throws You (or Someone You Love) a Curve Ball

When Life Throws You (or Someone You Love) a Curve Ball

This three-digit phone number operates as a one-stop information and referral service in many communities, steering callers to appropriate government agencies and nonprofits that work in health and human services. It hadn’t dawned on me that 2-1-1 would be available in my neck of the woods, which is fairly off the beaten track. But much to my surprise, even out here, folks can get help 24/7. By the end of this month, it’s expected that 185 million people will have access to 2-1-1 in 40 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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