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Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

Insuring Your Deposits: Insurance Limits

The FDIC now insures more deposits than ever before. Find out which accounts are covered and for what amounts.

Insuring Your Deposits: Categories of Ownership

Your deposits held in different account ownership categories are insured separately from each other. Understand how and maximize your FDIC insurance coverage.

Insuring Your Deposits: Sample Account Scenarios

This article demonstrates how a husband, wife and one child may achieve far more than the standard $250,000 limit in one financial institution.

Credit Reports: Why Bother Checking?

Errors could keep you from buying a house or getting a job. Find out how to check your credit report and what to do if you find a mistake.

Think Twice Before Touching Your 401(k)

With fewer and fewer companies offering defined benefit retirement plans, the government put in place IRAs and 401(k) plans to encourage saving for retirement. Strict governmental rules and penalties are in place to discourage use of those funds for purposes other than retirement.

Resist Borrowing from Your Future

Instead of turning to drastic measures to cover today’s expenses, consider these tips for keeping your nest egg intact.

Keeping Business, Personal Finances Separate

It’s worth taking the time to create distinct accounts for personal and business expenses for several reasons.

Health Savings Accounts Offer Triple Tax Savings

Learn about the tax advantages, find out who qualifies for an HSA and compare them to flexible spending accounts.

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right For You?

The decision to purchase this type of insurance revolves around a number of factors.

Prepare to Leave a Legacy

At a time when non-profits need resources the most, charitable giving is down. Americans either are focusing more on saving or diverting their assets elsewhere as a result of the recession.

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