Submitted by Rick Kahler on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:00pm
The car under warranty whose engine freezes up. The valuable lost airline baggage that never shows up. The malfunctioning cable box that doesn’t get fixed or replaced. What if you, the customer, complain but get no satisfaction? Sometimes big companies with near-monopolies seem indifferent to customer service. The answer? File a small claims lawsuit. This last-ditch action gets results.
Submitted by Wes Moss on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:00pm
A roof over your head and gas in your tank cost more than ever. But prices for these essentials color your view of investing.
What do your nest egg, retirement planning and personal finances share with the overall American economy? Plenty, especially when it comes to the bite from energy and home prices.
In recent years rising gasoline and heating or cooling costs gobbled up family income, even as a depressed housing market erased personal wealth and left Americans feeling uncertain about their economic prospects.
Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:00pm
Your big jump into matrimony means you now must answer big questions about your money and financial life together.
Whether you’re engaged, newly married or a few years into a blissful marital life together, below are seven money decisions you and your partner need to make to set yourselves up for financial success.
Submitted by Wes Moss on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:00pm
Obamacare brings health insurance to millions. Have you been left behind?
My insurance company recently wrote me to say that it may soon drop Piedmont Hospital –source of most of my family’s medical care —as an in-network provider. Piedmont and my insurer came to terms just before the contract deadline. Thank goodness.
As one of thousands who may soon search for a new health-care system, I want to know: Is the standoff completely the fault of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare?
Submitted by Eve Kaplan on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 3:00pm
February is for romance, roses and chocolate. Let February also be when you review your free annual credit reports. Here’s how.
First, reviewing your credit reports helps nip identity theft in the bud. The recent large-scale theft of credit card information at retail giant Target reminds us of the pervasive problem of identity theft.
Submitted by Grant Webster on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:00pm
Funding a retirement account is not as hard as you may think. It takes some diligence. When was the last time you found $5,500 lying on the sidewalk? Or under your bed? Or randomly added to your bank account?
What if I told you it is relatively simple to find enough money ($5,500, to be exact) in your current budget to fully fund one of the most important retirement savings plans available to you – the Roth individual retirement account? This method works whether you are in Generation Y or older.
Submitted by Jeff Rose on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00pm
You can start investing easily if you recognize and use the entry-level players. Here’s what to know.
I love investing and love encouraging others to invest. This rundown of investing sites shows you how easily you can start investing, the plethora of online options and different strategies you can try and how to erase any doubts you can invest on your own.
Submitted by Yale Bock on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:00am
Many of the biggest winning stock sectors of 2013 are the largest losers this year. This reversal stems from a move from last year’s predominantly risk-on thinking (confident investors opted for riskier stocks) to the current, more pessimistic risk-off outlook.
Your response to this turn-about should be to ignore the temporary gyrations and analyze these stocks deeply, before you buy, sell or hold them.