I’ve been waiting to see the details of the insurance plans available through Obamacare, so first thing the morning of October 1 I clicked over to www.healthcare.gov to check it out. I was unpleasantly surprised to find out registration is required to get any info (other insurance quoting sites I’ve utilized in the past only […]
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10 Money Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore | Credit.com Blog
I recently wrote this article for Credit.com, the 10 Money Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore. Check out the link below. Some highlights- Beware of shiny objects Watch your waste and Don’t Deprive Yourself I was surprised to see ABC News online and Yahoo Finance picked up the article too. And a clarification of tip #9 […]
Obamacare is coming- are you ready?
Will you be buying next year’s health insurance on the new exchanges? Starting Tuesday October 1, individuals can enroll online at www.healthcare.gov for coverage effective January 1, 2014. Small businesses can enroll beginning October 1 as well, but can’t do it online until November 1 due to a delay on that end. The deadline for […]
Talking SHOP About Obamacare
Hands down, the research I did on the impact of the Affordable Care Act for the individual for my last column was the most confusing to date. Researching the impact on businesses for this one was equally confusing. It’s difficult to keep the ins and outs, requirements, exceptions and penalties straight, so I hope this […]
Obamacare- what’s coming for you?
As we approach the Jan. 1, 2014, full implementation date of the Affordable Care Act, questions abound as to what will happen and how we will be affected. Here are some frequently asked questions: I’m covered by a plan at work. Will I keep that same plan? That depends. The so-called “employer mandate” says […]
The product you must buy but hope you never need
I enjoy tax season for many reasons, but most of all because I look forward to catching up with so many of you and hearing how your year went. It also gives me insight into the local economy and how people are being affected (still struggling by the way). A common thread this year was […]
Be your own boss- Live on easy street. Or not.
Thinking of starting a business? In this rough economic climate lots of people are. Here are some tips to get started. Coming up with a viable business idea to begin with can be tricky. It must be a product or service that people not only want or need, but are willing to pay for. You […]
Making the Most of the Mileage Deduction
One of the most stressful parts of tax filings is gathering the information. Looking for cancelled checks to prove charitable deductions or finding tax receipts and interest statements is one thing, but gathering proof of transportation or home office expenses when your record keeping has been lax can be excruciating. Managing tax record keeping as […]
Surviving the Medicare Part D Maze
It’s open enrollment season for many folks, the time of year to make any changes to employee benefits. But open enrollment isn’t just for employees. It’s also the season for seniors to adjust Medicare options. One of the most complicated set of options to consider is prescription drug coverage. There are two ways for beneficiaries […]
Navigating Military Finances
Our military service members are a fine group of men and women, sacrificing for our nation and living a lifestyle that’s unique and challenging. Although they don’t do it for the thanks, I’m glad we have Veterans Day set aside to show them our gratitude that we celebrated last weekend. As a military mom it’s […]