Key Financial Moves for the Recently Widowed
Most married women whose marriages stay intact become widows. Women on average live longer than men, and most marry older men. The statistical result of these factors is that the median age of widowhood is around 60. When a spouse dies, it???s not a good time to make major decisions about your financial future, especially for women who haven???t been closely involved with family financial matters.
Why Kids Keep Getting Stuck in Claw Toy Machines
Like a moth to the flame, kids just can't keep their tiny bodies out of toy claw machines. The latest incident started when 18-month old Colin Lambert climbed into the game in Maryville, Tennessee, while his grandmother wasn't looking.
10 Year-End Tax Moves to Make Now
April 15 is the target date for taxes, but to ensure that you pay the Internal Revenue Service the least possible amount on that date, you need to make some tax moves before the tax year ends.
When Money's Tight, Crowd Fund the Down Payment
It's a common conundrum. You want to buy a house or make improvements on your current one, but there's just no money in the bank to make your dream home dreams a reality. If only you could ask your friends or family for money. But that's too awkward, right? Maybe not.
Think Twice Before You Buy That Extended Warranty
What if you paid hundreds of dollars to buy an extended warranty on your kitchen appliances only to find out a critical piece wasn???t covered? That???s exactly what the Hoftiezer family said happened to them. With their appliances a few years old, David Hoftiezer of...
What Really Happens After Your Credit Card Is Stolen
After a hacker steals your credit card number, you may receive an email, text or phone call from your bank to alert you of criminal or fraudulent activity with your credit card. This is a helpful and necessary measure implemented by financial institutions to help protect your accounts. However, sometimes the alert is too late and the cybercriminal has already replicated your card and gone on a shopping spree. Have you wondered though, what exactly happens to your stolen credit card number, and what is it worth to a criminal? Well, we took a peek inside the cybercriminal underground to explore this interesting and frightening reality.
I Lost $70K Playing Fantasy Football
Alex Stein loves watching football, playing football and betting on football. That last activity has emerged as his favorite over the years, and at times it has been a lucrative pastime. He just has one problem: The Dallas Cowboys.