Cost of Living

  • Smart Shopping Tips and Budgeting

    Although shopping is a necessary part of life, budgeting may be unfamiliar territory. Becoming a smart shopper and learning how to budget can help you have a better sense of financial stability.
    By L.Romano June 29, 2011 

  • A Guide to Gain Control of Personal Finances

    If you have little or no money left over at the end of the month; if you have no savings but lots of credit; if you cannot place where most of your paycheck goes - you need to gain control of personal finances. Understanding five basic concepts...
    By W. A. Swan June 29, 2011 

  • How Alimony Payments are Determined

    If you're wondering how are alimony payments determined, it varies on different factors that appear during a marriage. These factors must be evaluated by the judge presiding over the case before any alimony payments are awarded.
    By Jim Vassallo June 29, 2011 


  • Understanding the Cost of Adoption

    The average cost of the adoption process for families. Those that are looking at adopting a child may be concerned at what the adoption process will cost them. This article will answer those questions about average adoption prices.
    By P Reddy June 14, 2011 

  • A List of Non-Custodial Parent Expenses

    Figuring out non-custodial expenses is an important part of being a divorced or separated parent. The custodial parent often has a legal right to financial help from the non-custodial parent. Use this list to try to come to a reasonable agreement on expenses...
    By theMallorys June 14, 2011 

  • What is the Procedure to Replace a Lost Social Security Card?

    If you've lost, damaged or have had your social security card stolen, read this article. A brief guide to obtaining a new or replacement card is covered. There are also tips for keeping your card safe and preventing identity theft.
    By Allyson Heath June 14, 2011 


  • What are the Widow's Benefits from Social Security?

    Did you know that even if you never worked a day in your life, you may still be eligible to receive social security benefits under a program called widows benefits? Social Security is payable to any widow or widower whose spouse collected benefits...
    By Kimberly Johnson June 14, 2011 

  • What Are Some Tips for Negotiating Fees with My Healthcare Provider?

    Medical care is expensive whether or not you have insurance. You don't have to resort to paying full costs. When you need the healthcare but can't afford the fees, certain tips can help you negotiate the fees so both you and the provider are happy...
    By L.Romano May 31, 2011 

  • Part Time Work, Retirement and Layoffs

    Retirement from a job does not always mean that people retire from working completely. When companies downsize, these retirees may potentially be laid off like other employees. What about unemployment, can I get unemployment if I am retired?
    By Finn Orfano May 31, 2011 

  • Tax Considerations: Failure to File W9 with Investment Firms

    Investment income is typically comprised of dividends plus annual capital gains. There are other forms of investment income; however, these are the most common. Investors who have failed to file a W9 form with an investment firm may be subject to...
    By Finn Orfano May 31, 2011 
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