Tag Archive: Jason Alderman

Apr 03

Using comic books to teach financial literacy

By Jason Alderman For decades, millions of kids have faithfully followed the adventures of their favorite comic book superheroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men – sometimes well into adulthood. Although often considered pure escapism, comic books also can serve an educational role – whether it’s teaching the principles of science, demonstrating right vs. wrong or …

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Mar 20

Financial impact of adoption

It’s hard to think of any act more generous than adopting a child. Many adoptive parents I know tell me it’s the most personally rewarding thing they’ve ever done. But adoption isn’t cheap. Related expenses can quickly mount to tens of thousands of dollars. And sadly, sometimes adoptions do fall through, forcing prospective parents to …

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Mar 15

A financial to-do list for the recently widowed

By Jason Alderman Losing your spouse is one of life’s most stressful events. Ironically, it’s during that time of grief, when you’re probably not thinking clearly or focusing on such matters, that you’re expected to make many important financial decisions that will impact the rest of your life. Although there are certain actions you must …

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Mar 06

Can’t pay your taxes? Try these tips

By Jason Alderman If you’re worried you won’t be able to pay your income taxes by this year’s April 17 filing date, don’t panic; but don’t ignore the deadline and certainly don’t wait for the IRS to reach out to you first. Acting quickly not only gives you more repayment options, it can also significantly …

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Feb 28

Empty homes need additional insurance

By Jason Alderman There are many reasons why someone might leave their home unoccupied for months at a time. Maybe you moved to another state and your old house is languishing on the market; or you can no longer afford your mortgage so you’re working out a short sale and couch-surfing at your sister’s house; …

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Feb 21

Can your family afford college?

By Jason Alderman I’m a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a degree really worth the cost?” For many people it certainly is: On average, college graduates earn $550,000 more than …

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Feb 14

Financial intervention for your parents?

By Jason Alderman Sometimes it’s hard enough just keeping track of your own finances. But, as many of us have learned, life gets even more complicated when your parents come to you for assistance with their money matters – or worse, when they don’t ask for help but really should. Many people are fiercely independent …

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Feb 07

Take ‘America Saves Week’ to heart

By Jason Alderman After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day – you already know that. But hear me out, just in case. Those who struggle with long-term unemployment or under-employment often simply …

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