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Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

Saving Strategies for Inconsistent Incomes

Karen Clark reviews some tips for musicians and entertainers--or others with unpredictable incomes--to help you budget and save for retirement.

Impact of New Consumer Protection Bureau Unclear

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened for business on July 21. If you don’t know what the CFPB is, you’re not alone. A recent poll by Consumers Union found that 32 percent of respondents were not aware that the federal government had formed the agency.

Protecting Your Financial Resources while Overseas

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the best way to eliminate problems with available money is to be aware of the financial aspects before departing.

Check Your Stats: What Credit and Other Reports Say about You

Credit reports are not the only documents out there that provide a glimpse into your financial past. Here’s what you need to know about the various reports that might contain your information—and who can look at them.

Helping Elderly Parents Manage Finances

Caregiving isn’t limited to ensuring that relatives receive medical attention and keep their houses clean. It also includes assisting with money management tasks and financial decision making.

Tips for Coaching Your Kids on Finances

Kids learn most of what they know about money at home. Here are some ways to make sure children learn the financial lessons that will carry them through a lifetime.

5 Frequently Asked Questions about Tennessee’s Inheritance Tax

The national debate about charging federal estate taxes has revealed some misconceptions about Tennessee’s laws. Many Tennesseans are surprised to hear that the state does have an inheritance tax. Here are the frequently asked questions about Tennessee’s inheritance tax.

5 Facts about Estate Planning

Takeaways from this podcast include why everyone needs an estate plan, regardless of net worth or assets, and what needs to be in that plan. You’ll get information about how to title property, protecting yourself with Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Finance and whether to leave assets in trust.

Managing Personal Finances Like a Business

Many people don’t think about their lives as a business, but a lot of the lessons we learn at work can serve us well at home. Most of us deal with money in some way at the office, but we take a more relaxed approach when it comes time to organize and manage our personal finances.

6 Ways to Cut Business and Personal Expenses

In any economic environment, businesses and individuals look for ways to trim expenses and maximize efficiency. Following are several strategies that individuals and small business owners can use to save money related to their finances.

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