Family & Personal Finance Article Archive

Cleaning Out Your Closets: Donate to kids to help build creativity

Are you like me and doing some winter cleaning of your closets and decluttering? If you have things you are unsure what to do with and don't want to just throw them away, think about contacting daycares, preschools, or churches to see if they could use some of the items for their play areas or to make toys/projects for their kids.

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Credit Freeze Information in the Wake of the Equifax Hack

Credit experts recommend that consumers freeze their credit to reduce their risk of becoming an identity theft victim. This has to be done individually with each of the “Big Three” credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), plus some experts also recommend doing a freeze with a lesser-known credit reporting agency called Innovis to “cover all the bases.”

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Keeping Your Financial Records Secure

When a family emergency or disaster occurs, having quick access to important financial documents is essential. These documents include banking information, insurance cards and policies, wills and power of attorney documents, household inventory, and birth and marriage records. This article will address what are the important financial records, where to keep financial records secure, how long to keep records, and how to create a Grab and Go box.

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