Financial Protection

How Not to Get Scammed: 3 Safety Rules for a Student Freelancer

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Freelance work is a great way for cash-strapped college students to earn funds to offset their educational and living expenses, and opportunities are abundant in today’s workforce. Gone are the days when students are limited to waiting tables and flipping burgers at a local fast food joint to make money. Changing dynamics and the advent of the Internet have created an array of positions for workers of various fields, particularly freelancers.

Infographic: Saving Money in College with Financial Aid Options

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Furthering your education after high school can be costly; thankfully, there are many financial aid options you can take advantage of to minimize your school expenses. Make sure you inform yourself about all the different opportunities available to you, even the less known ones like local or charitable institutions. As Carrington College explains in their breaking down financial aid guide, you can receive scholarships, college grants, or student loans from:

Why Startups Need Financial Planning

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Having a startup company means that a lot of planning is necessary to ensure the success and growth of the company. It’s not something that you can easily get into and expect great results. It requires planning, deciding risks, choosing the correct path to success, financial planning, etc. Without proper financial planning, your company is doomed to fail. If you plan on having a startup company, it’s obvious that you don’t have a lot of funds to pour into the company constantly. This is the reason you’ll need financial planning. You’ll need to figure out the expected profit and the amount of money you’ll put into this company. After that, you’re on the path to launch it! Let’s see why startups need financial planning.

What to Know About Getting Life Insurance for the First Time

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Purchasing life insurance is one of the most responsible actions you can take that will benefit your family’s future. A good life insurance policy provides financial security as well as peace of mind for you and your loved ones. If you are like most first-time life insurance policy buyers, you might find information about life insurance to be confusing. Here are some things you should know about getting life insurance for the first time.

Ways to Come Back After Bankruptcy

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Filing for bankruptcy is a difficult choice for any hardworking person. Illness, layoffs, and other life events can make bankruptcy the only choice when bills are piling up and debt threatening to crush your other finances. After the storm clears, it’s time to rebuild your financial life. But building up a positive future can be daunting after this major change. Here’s how you can come back after bankruptcy with a few simple tips.

5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Fraud

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Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can expect to lose up to $155,000 because of fraudulent activities alone. Small companies lose a higher percentage of their revenue to fraud primarily because they overlook the necessary steps that must be taken to protect their finances. Becoming a victim of fraud is all too easy, but you can keep it from happening with a few simple procedures that guarantee your safety.

5 Tips For Saving Money After An Auto Accident

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5-tips-for-saving-money-after-an-auto-accidentYou get into a car accident, but you’re okay. That’s the good news. However, now you have to brace yourself for the impending cost of having your car repaired. Depending on how much collision coverage you have, you have to be wary of all costs required to complete the repairs. Getting in an accident is definitely not cheap. Luckily, there are quite a few things that you can do to help cut costs and save your wallet from a little bit of pain. Here are five tips for saving money after an auto accident and relieving stress.

How to Avoid Falling For Credit Card Scams

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Although seeking financial security may not sound very exciting at first, there are few things more thrilling than achieving financial freedom. Breaking the endless cycle of living paycheck to paycheck and being debt-free is possible with dedication and valuable financial advice.

However, it’s important to consider scenarios that pose a risk to your financial goals. For instance, loan, repayment, and credit card scams can all drain your bank account and begin contributing to your debt without your knowledge. Check out these tips on how to avoid falling for scams and begin to achieve financial freedom.

Buying Life Insurance Can Save You Money Down The Road

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If you are in your 20s, the last thing on your mind is probably life insurance. However, it should be one of the first things you think about at this age, especially if you want to save money later on down the line. While you might not need to use a life insurance policy when you are 25, recognizes that it is one of the best investments you can make. Life insurance rates are determined by a number of different things, one of which is age. This is why it is so important to buy your policy as early as you can.

How Does Private Mortgage Insurance Work?

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During the home-buying process, two of the most daunting things can be managing one’s credit and grappling with the down payment. The economy has made great strides since the housing crisis several years ago. Housing prices are up, but wages and income continue to stagnate among people all over the country. However, there are still ways that buyers, sellers, and lenders can benefit. Consider a buyer who can only pay less than 20% on a down payment.  While the buyer will be able to seek financing through a lender if they don’t have enough for a sizeable down payment, private mortgage insurance (PMI) protects the lender should the buyer fail to make payments.

So, with that fail-safe in mind, let’s take a look at how private mortgage insurance works for both buyers and lenders.