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Turning 65 This Year? It’s Time to Sign Up for Medicare

February 2017

Are you or a relative turning 65 this year? If so, you might want to consider adding Medicare enrollment to your to-do list during the months surrounding that 65th birthday. If your plans, or your relatives plans, fit either of the following situations, you will need to enroll during the initial enrollment period (IEP):

  • You’ll be turning 65 this year, and you plan to apply to start receiving Social Security.
  • You’ll be turning 65 this year, but you plan to keep working and not apply for Social Security until you can receive full benefits at age 66 or at a later age up to 70.

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Is Paying Down Debt a 2017 Resolution? Here are Some Tips for Success

January 2017

Besides winter storms, January tends to bring post-holiday bills for many people. As a result, New Year’s resolutions to work towards paying down debt and manage finances better in the New Year are often created. This article highlights some sound financial practices designed to help you succeed with your financial resolutions this year.

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5 Steps to Help Protect Your Privacy and Financial Information

December 2016

Identity theft and fraud that target your financial information and well-being is on the rise. The Federal Trade Commission reported a 47% percent increase from 2014 to 2015 in identity theft complaints .Even more, a Department of Justice Survey indicated that 17.6 million Americans experienced identity theft in 2014. Though digital devices and online connectivity certainly make life more efficient and convenient, the advantages may also lead to increased risk of identity theft and financial fraud that target your money. Taking the following five steps can provide significant protection for yourself and your money.

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What to Do if Credit Report Errors Ding Your Wallet and Life!

November 2016

Errors in the information on your credit reports can hurt your financial and personal life. Errors can lower your credit score, resulting in paying higher interest rates on car loans, mortgages, and credit cards or even being turned down for a loan. Insurance companies and employers often use information based on your credit report to make decisions; erroneous information on your credit report could mean paying more for insurance or being turned down for a job. Checking your credit report regularly using www.annualcreditreport.com can help you correct errors in a timely manner.

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Use Caution with These Two Popular Ways of Financing a Home with Poor Credit

October 2016

Owning a home is what many people dream of and work hard towards. However, the combination of tightened mortgage requirements after the 2008 housing crisis and the slow post-recession recovery of employment and income for many Americans has meant that many people may not qualify for a conventional mortgage. Having a spotty or poor credit history makes it hard to meet these mortgage requirements.

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Documents You Need to Manage Life’s Events

September 2016

Life can be unpredictable and trying to manage both the expected and the unexpected can be difficult. Planning ahead, however, can help you and your family cope with the unexpected, while also managing the expected. Every adult, no matter their age, should make the effort to plan. By having the following documents in order, you can ensure that your wishes are carried out and help avoid family confusion or conflict.

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