Personal Finance

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What is a Promissory Note?

Promissory notes are legal lending documents. If you're going to lend money to someone, you'll need one. You've also likely signed one in the past,…

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10 Ideas for Saving Money & Energy at Home

Little changes can make a big difference for the planet and for your bank account.

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Financial Power of Attorney: How It Works

A durable financial power of attorney can avoid financial disaster in the event you become incapacitated. You can also use a POA to allow someone to…

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FLP: What is a Family Limited Partnership and How Can It Save Your Family Money?

Despite its increasing popularity, the family limited partnership comes with some significant disadvantages that may make it an unsuitable tool for…

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The Top Three Ways to Avoid Probate

By drafting a living trust, designating beneficiaries, and holding property jointly, you may be able to avoid probate.

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DIY Divorce Papers

Follow these 12 steps to file your divorce papers.

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Getting the Goods on Debt Consolidation

Ads promising to eliminate your debt or fix your credit are everywhere. But not all debt consolidation companies are legit. How can you tell who to…

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The Financial Planning Process: Why and How to Include Estate Planning

Creating a solid personal financial plan involves more than just budgeting and saving money. It should also include some estate planning—starting…

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Can I File Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy may be the answer to your debt problems, but not everyone qualifies. Find out if you meet the requirements and can file for bankruptcy.

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5 Tips for Vetting Bankruptcy Attorneys

Once you've made the difficult but brave decision to file for bankruptcy, you'll need to find the right bankruptcy attorneyone who knows the law and…

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