Posts filed under: Money

Short and Sweet Summary: The cost of higher education is enough to make your head explode. But lots of scholarship and grant opportunities exist if you know where to look. Learn how and where to uncover free money for college so you or your kids don’t take on any unnecessary...
Short and Sweet Summary: Widow survivor benefits are complicated. And confusing. The more you know about your potential benefits before you make an appointment with your local Social Security Administration office, the better off you’ll be. Chances are you receive widow survivor benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If...
Short and Sweet Summary: Want to get paid to declutter the junk clogging your house? Hell, yes! Get paid to clear out old tech items, clothes, and books from your home and unclutter your mind at the same time. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got craploads of junk hanging...
Short and Sweet Summary: If you create a home inventory now you won’t be scrambling when/if a natural disaster strikes. Even though it seems like a hassle, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Do the work now to save yourself any future headaches. We widows already know that bad...
Short and Sweet Summary: Now that you’re on your own, setting up an emergency fund is a practical way to reduce stress and alleviate the financial anxiety that comes with those not-planned-for emergencies. Simply cutting a few monthly expenses could help fund your emergency account and give you the peace...
Short and Sweet Summary: If you’ve surrendered your last remaining slivers of control to grief’s black abyss, it’s time for a friendly intervention. You are in control of a lot more than you think. When your life shatters in ways you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, it’s easy to...
Short and Sweet Summary: A yearly personal insurance audit allows you to review what’s working and not working in all of your insurance policies. Depending on life changes and circumstances, you may need to add, delete or change coverage. It’s insanely difficult to remember every nuance of every insurance policy...
Short and Sweet Summary: Want to beat the system and save on healthcare costs? Use these three genius hacks to help you make educated decisions about how much to pay for procedures and prescriptions. Healthcare costs are increasing faster than you can say “is my double-digit deductible even legal?” Understanding...
Short and Sweet Summary: Thieves like grieving widows. Because we’re more susceptible to gimmicks and ruses when our pain clouds our vision. But these tips for widows can help to protect your identity and thwart thieves’ attempts to take advantage of you. Identity theft is a big problem in our...