If you have been seriously injured, you’re no doubt feeling overwhelmed with the number of decisions that need to be made. It can be helpful to keep a list of items that need to be addressed and cross them off one at a time. Regardless of your injury, your finances will continue to need your attention.
Here are six steps you should consider taking to protect your financial life in case
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It seems like I’m always being bombarded with countless ads from companies offering home burglar alarm installation and monitoring services. Maybe that’s because 83% of homes in the US don’t have a security system in place to ward off potential thieves.
Are those homeowners crazy? Or crazy like a fox?
I took the plunge and got one not long after moving into my current home and it certainly provided peace of mind
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The price of lunch at my kids’ school is going up. Again. This year, a school lunch will cost $2.75 per meal — that’s 20% more than last year. I know.
Unfortunately, many busy parents struggling to make ends meet may think that’s still a bargain for lunch. It’s not.
At those prices, a parent with two kids will shell out $990 over the course of a 180-day school year.
In fact, with
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Before I started up my blog, I spent my free time as a dedicated volunteer for Little League baseball. And although I rose through the ranks over the years to eventually become a league president, looking back, my fondest Little League memories still come from the time I spent managing my son’s tee-ball team.
My first “practice” was a pitiful failure. I was woefully disorganized and, as a result, the 5-year-olds
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I was on an extremely tight budget when I was in college, so I had cheap cooking down to a science.
Back then, dinner was number four on my list of priorities; right after tuition, beer, and rent — in that order.
Many people on limited incomes pride themselves on their ability to create some truly delicious and cheap dinner ideas.
My grandmother, who was born in Italy, was always on a tight
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Earlier this month, British Prime Minister David Cameron offered $1.54 million to the person who could solve mankind’s greatest challenge, whatever that might be. However, before the challenge can officially begin, Mr. Cameron must wait for an official list of the world’s biggest problems from a committee of extremely wise fellows who are now collecting the best suggestions from abroad.
The first candidate problem that immediately crossed my mind was how
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I’ve already explained how and why the US has placed itself on the irreversible path toward economic collapse. Suffice it to say that our entire economic system, led by the Federal Reserve, is a massive Ponzi scheme that has been running for over 100 years now.
It’s a ticking time bomb — and the fuse is getting visibly shorter with each passing day.
How long can the Fed continue printing money and
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Readers: In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would repost this message to my kids that originally debuted here exactly two years ago today. It has since become one of my most popular articles (currently ranked 39th out of more than 900 posts.) — Len
Kids, with Father’s Day right around the corner, I hope you don’t mind if your dear old dad takes a few minutes to give you
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Last month our previous cell phone contract finally expired. That made the Honeybee happy because it meant we could finally move to a new carrier with better coverage.
However, nobody was more excited than the kid with the fastest thumbs in the West, my son, Matthew, who no longer had to endure the supposed indignity of being stuck with an “uncool” Nokia Gravity phone because our new plan included three iPhones.
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I love summer. It’s my favorite time of the year — after spring and autumn.
I know. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s true.
Anyway, one of my favorite things about summer is our annual family vacation; my favorites are when we go on extended cross-country road trips. I’ve made seven coast-to-coast trips during my lifetime, so suffice it to say that I have at least a little
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