Should I take out a loan to pay medical bills?
By: Aly Yale
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April 28, 2020
|Fox Business
Medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy according to the American Journal of Public Health. Personal loans may work to your advantage if you're facing potential collections attempts. Aside from consulting with your medical provider directly, there are other options to consider if an agreement can't be made.
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13 Tips To Help Protect Your Online Financial Information
By: Expert Panel
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April 27, 2020
|Forbes Finance Council
Concerns about risks to consumer data are realities for mobile banking and wallet applications. Cybersecurity is a two-way street that requires precautions from both the financial institutions and the consumers themselves. Forbes Finance Council offers the advice of 13 finance experts to provide tips on how to help protect your digital financial information.
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How coronavirus could damage Social Security
What you need to know about potential impacts on program's future
By: Brittany De Lea
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April 25, 2020
|Fox Business
Funding for Social Security was on shaky ground even before the coronavirus pandemic began, but now concerns have been raised over the strength of the fund, with projections pointing to only a portion of benefits to be received. However, the major damage concern is the continued unemployment which reduces payroll tax revenues that fund the social security program. Find out more about potential impacts on the program's future.
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During coronavirus crisis, you may need cash fast — but avoid tapping these money sources
By: Aimee Picchi
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April 24, 2020
|USA Today - Money
Millions of households are experiencing financially stressful times as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which can make it tempting to seek out quick cash. This may seem like a good option as bills come in, but could end up costing more in the long term. Consider alternate cash routes to protect your financial footing beyond the short term.
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9 ways to carry card debt responsibly in the coronavirus crisis
Use these tips to help you come out of the crisis in good financial shape
By: Barri Segal
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April 14, 2020
|CreditCards.com
Learn the smartest tips and tricks to manage your finances during the coronavirus outbreak. Personal finances can be overwhelming under normal circumstances, which explains the reality of relying even more on credit only now for essentials. Reassess your relationship with money and take proactive steps such as asking for a lower APR and even considering a balance transfer card to reduce debts.
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The new way to talk about money with your partner in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
By: Anna Hecht
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April 10, 2020
|CNBC Make It
Financial discussions may be difficult under normal circumstances, but during tough times it's important to be sensitive to partners without criticism. Having a money talk mid-pandemic is not ideal, but neither is the coronavirus; confront budgets together and reassess goals, as well as paying close attention to emergency funds and discussing job security. Remember to schedule check-ins to reevaluate financial strength.
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