Author: Deb Hipp

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4 ways to build emergency savings fast in 2022

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Have you tried without success to build emergency savings? Maybe pandemic financial hardship got in your way for the last two years or you just never could commit. …

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What really happens if you don’t pay medical bills on time

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  Are past due notices from the hospital or doctor’s office piling up on your dining room table? It may be tempting to swipe the whole …

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Are your fears keeping you in debt?

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  If you’ve been dogged by debt for years, or maybe even decades, don’t think you must resign yourself to a lifetime of credit card, student …

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How to handle the stress of caring for elderly loved-ones

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Are you raising your own kids while also acting as a caregiver for an aging parent? If so, you’re what’s known as a “sandwich generation” caregiver, …

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6 bad habits that are keeping you from building that all-important emergency fund

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Have you tried to save at least 3 to 6 months’ worth of living expenses in an emergency savings account for years without success? If so, …

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6 steps for vetting a debt settlement company

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  6 Steps for Vetting a Debt Settlement Company If you’re carrying such a large amount of debt that it seems like you’ll never be able …

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Is that ‘sugar momma’ a scammer?

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  Disclaimer: Debt.com strives to provide our users with helpful information while remaining unbiased and truthful. We hold our sponsors and partners to the highest industry …

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5 pros & cons of automated bill payment

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  There was a time when we all had to scratch out a check every month and stick it in the mail to pay monthly bills. …

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Retirees: Don’t fall for these fake government scams

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During the pandemic, most Americans got used to receiving at least some free money from the federal government in the form of two rounds of stimulus …

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Boomer romance: How to tell if that dating site is a scam

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Now that many COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, you may be vaccinated and ready to get back into the dating scene. Maybe you’ve already started looking for …

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Are you facing eviction? Here’s what you need to know

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  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new moratorium on evictions of tenants on August 3, 2021. The order, which expired on Oct. 3, applies to …

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Behind on bills? 4 ways to catch up

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Are you juggling utility shut-off notices while fielding calls about overdue payments from creditors or collection agencies? If so, you’re not alone. About 30 percent of households across all …

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Medical identity theft: Here’s how to protect yourself

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Most people know to be on the lookout for identity theft, which can result in thieves charging purchases to stolen debit or credit card numbers, compromising …

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8 ways to make the most of your good credit score

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After years of paying bills on time and playing your credit cards right, you finally made it. You’re a member of the 800+ credit score club, …

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6 surprises that can drain retirement savings

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Two-thirds of workers across three generations – millennials, Generation X and baby boomers – are confident they’ll be able to retire with a comfortable lifestyle, according to “What is ‘Retirement?’ Three …

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What’s causing America’s retirement crisis? 9 statistics you need to know

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Many Americans face a more difficult retirement than their parents enjoyed, thanks to vanishing employer pension benefit programs, potential cuts in Social Security benefits and rising health …

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8 tips for retirees who want to house sit abroad

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Linda and Tony Granaghan spent 10 days in December in Torre del Mar, a seaside resort town nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Nevada …

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Want to retire and live in an RV full-time? 8 things you need to know

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Karen and Paul Soares once earned a combined income of $300,000, which they needed to maintain two homes and several vehicles. Now the couple travels the …