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How insurance works
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How Insurance Works

How do I know if I need insurance? Broadly speaking, insurance provides you with financial help when something bad happens unexpectedly or accidentally, for example, if your apartment catches fire or you are in a car accident. If you have…
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Insurance Terms Glossary

We've compiled this list of insurance terms in a glossary to help you better understand your insurance policies and how insurance works. These terms may generally be applied to most insurances, but make sure to read your individual insurance policies, including the coverage and exclusions.
psychology of spending
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Why We Spend: The Psychology of Spending Money

It’s likely no surprise that money is a leading cause of stress among most Americans. Financial decisions—whether making purchases, paying down debt or building up savings—require willpower, good judgment and discipline. Why is it, however,…
kids wearing Halloween costumes on a budget
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Halloween Costumes on a Budget

Whether you’re looking to dress a child or an adult, the internet offers no shortage of fun, cheap and even easy ideas for Halloween costumes. However, they are only inexpensive until you find yourself running to the dollar store to buy…
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Practicing Mindful Finances: Begin by Watching Yourself Make Choices

Say you’ve resolved to curtail your wardrobe spending or set $100 aside each month into a rainy day account. Financial resolutions, like diets or work out plans, start out strong as our enthusiasm gives us a top-of-the-mind kind of commitment.…
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Entrepreneur Profile of Mark Greene

Originally published by Entrepeneur on Sept. 21, 2018 By Hayden Field  This Military Pilot Pivoted From Fighting Wars to Creating Financial Tools for Struggling Americans Mark Greene started his path to the Air Force during a time of peace,…
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8 Totally Unconventional Job Search Tips

Looking for a new job can sap your self-esteem like nothing else. On average, a job search takes an excruciating 43 days (just over 6 weeks). But depending on your industry, the state of the economy and the type of job you are looking for, it…
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SafetyNet: Job Loss Insurance for Financial Peace of Mind

Originally published in RewardExpert on Sept. 20, 2018 By Angela Rose  Even in a healthily growing economy –like the one we enjoy in the U.S. today– layoffs and business closures happen. In fact, in August 2018 alone, the information…
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Should I Get a Payday Loan? Beware the High Cost of Short-Term Loans

Unexpected costs are a fact of life. Accruing debt to payday lenders doesn’t have to be. It seems to be a reasonable solution, at least on the surface. You’ve got a chunk of money due right now and a paycheck coming your way in the next…
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A Summer Spending Freeze: One Person’s Plan to Tackle the Challenge

  Recently Marlena H. embarked on a self-imposed, one-month “personal spending freeze,” announcing her intentions on social media and inviting others to join. Intrigued by what inspired her to take on such a challenge, SafetyNet™…
10 Money Saving Tips for College Kids Infographic
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10 Money Saving Tips for College Kids

1) Save on laptops and software Check for sales and student discounts before buying a computer or software. Labor Day and Black Friday are good times to get deep discounts on electronics. Many companies offer reduced prices to students, and…
Top 10 most dangerous jobs infographic
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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the most dangerous industries in America. There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, a 7% increase from 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau…
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Is layoff insurance right for you?

Originally Published on WKOW.com on Aug. 24, 2018   MADISON (WKOW) -- When you think of insurance, a couple come to mind: car insurance, health insurance or life insurance. However, there's a newer type of insurance making its…
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What to Look for When Shopping for Short-term Disability Insurance

Financial shocks come in many forms:  a crippling car repair, divorce, a surprising tax bill, legal proceedings and, of course, unexpected layoffs. However, one of the most unfortunate—and often overlooked—financial setbacks comes in the…