Monday, October 31, 2016

Is My Insurance Enough When Disaster Strikes?

Q: The news coverage surrounding hurricanes Matthew and Nicole has me worried. What can I do to disaster-proof my home?

A: Natural disasters can be frightening. Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, droughts or floods, no area of the country is immune to them. Whether you were personally affected by the most recent round of hurricanes or not, they should serve as a good reminder to take steps to prepare yourself for the worst.

Friday, October 28, 2016

What Happened At Wells Fargo?

The financial services industry is based on trust. When a company like Wells Fargo abuses that trust, the whole industry seems off kilter. While the details about the extent of the recent fake account scandal are still coming to light, we know enough to start painting a picture of what was going on inside the bank. Here are a few common questions about the scandal and what to do if you’ve been impacted by it.

What was going on inside Wells Fargo?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Single At Retirement

Q: Most of the retirement advice I’m reading is for people “growing old together.” What do I need to do to plan for a fabulously single life after work?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Debt Consolidation: Not A Silver Bullet, But Still A Good Idea

article-image_debt-consolidationIf you’re up to your eyeballs in debt, the one thing you may wish for more than anything else is a blank slate. If you had a chance to wipe your slate clean and start over, things would be different. Of course, barring a winning lottery ticket, nothing is going to make that much of a change overnight.

There is, however, another option you can take for getting your debt under control. You can use a personal loan to refinance your existing debt. That means you’ll have one monthly payment at one interest rate instead of the stress caused by a bunch of smaller bills coming due on different days of the month.