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Jul 16 2012

Why you need a Social Media Will

By Jason Alderman By most estimates, over half of adult Americans haven’t written a will stating how their assets should be distributed after death. Fewer still have bothered to appoint someone to make financial and health care decisions on their behalf should they become incapacitated. And now we can add another necessary, but probably overlooked …

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Jul 16 2012

What happens when you can’t pay your medical bills?

By Jason Alderman It’s no secret that health care costs have been spiraling out of control for years. To fight back, your best bet is to be a well-informed consumer: Know the true costs of medical procedures, supplies and medications so you can bargain effectively; carefully anticipate and track medical expenses; and stay on top …

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Jul 03 2012

LGBT couples often face additional financial hurdles

By Jason Alderman Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples – and individuals – often face significant financial hurdles compared to their heterosexual counterparts. According to Chris Kollaja, a certified public accountant and partner at A.L. Nella & Company in San Francisco, California, LGBT couples often incur higher costs for everything from income taxes to …

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Jun 18 2012

‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ protects against tax fraud

By Jason Alderman I’ll wager that when most brides and grooms utter the phrase, “For better or for worse,” the “worse” they’re imagining probably involves situations like getting laid off or a prolonged family illness – not being the victim of tax fraud perpetrated by a current or former spouse. Married couples typically file joint …

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Jun 11 2012

Improving financial literacy, here and abroad

By Jason Alderman Would you be surprised to learn that parents in many poorer countries often spend considerably more time talking with their children about money management than in wealthier countries like the United States? I was. That’s just one interesting nugget revealed at the sixth annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit recently hosted by …

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Jun 04 2012

This Father’s Day, teach your kids to manage finances

By Jason Alderman As parents, we hope we’re doing a good job raising our children – teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly. But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? What’s to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided …

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