It can happen out of the blue. You get a bill for health services that you never obtained, or maybe you file an insurance claim and your insurer tells you that you have reached your benefit limit. Identity theft can also be found in the medical and healthcare sectors. It is not just limited to your financial data. In this case, identity thieves confiscate people’s health insurance and personal details so they can obtain certain types of treatment, procure prescription drugs and receive medical care. How to Spot Medical Identity … [Read more...] about How to Spot and Prevent Medical Identity Theft
Archives for February 2012
I normally do not write much about my personal life here on Money Q&A. A part of me thinks that you really don't care about it, and I don't really blame you. I’m not one to tell you how I overcame a mountain of credit card debt after college like everyone else or bore you with tweets about what I had for breakfast this morning.
There are tons of other great personal finance blogs out there where you can follow the saga of people and their lives. I'm just not that into it, and you don't see much of it here. But, I thought that I would … [Read more...] about
This Yakezie Blog Swap post is from Kay Lynn Akers who writes about money and life on the way to retirement at Bucksome Boomer. Head over there to read my best travel budget tip. Do you love to travel? Me too but the costs can add up. I don't want to be limited to camping trips or couch-surfing in order to travel. Fortunately, my family has found a way to stretch our vacation dollars regularly by utilizing two strategies. Travel off Season One way to save money is to travel to destinations when the weather is less desirable to most visits … [Read more...] about Strategies To Stretch The Travel Budget
What is Upromise? Upromise is a service that helps individuals save money to pay for college or to pay down existing student loan debt. The beauty of the program is that you save money for college by simply shopping at the normal stores you visit every day. Upromise was created in partnership with Sallie Mae and is designed to help save for education costs. What Is Upromise? It is not a college savings plan (like a 529 College Savings Plan). It does not see tax deferred growth. However, what the program does offer is a great way to … [Read more...] about What Is Upromise And Why You Need To Use It
More homeowners are finding themselves as accidentally landlords recently. Whether you are moving for a new job or relocating to be closer to home, many Americans are finding that they cannot sell their homes for what they owe on their mortgages. But, do you know the right questions to ask a property manager? So, if you are a landlord, the next question becomes whether or not you hire a property manager? A property manager will help you find tenants, fix problems with your home, and collect the rent or do you do it all … [Read more...] about Twenty Questions To Ask A Property Manager Before You Hire
We are officially one month into the New Year. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Have you been able to keep them? If you haven’t kept them, don’t worry. You are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that 34% of those who set goals do not even keep their New Year’s resolutions into February. And, only 46% of Americans are still holding on their New Year’s resolutions after six months with only 12% finishing the year accomplishing their goals. So, what should you do if you have let your New Year’s resolutions slide already? … [Read more...] about Did You Let Your New Year’s Resolutions Slide Already?