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Simple Dollar 04/05/2020 10:26
Your RV isn’t a vehicle or a home. At the same time, it’s both. As a result, insuring an RV could be a little more challenging that insuring a house or a car. You need some hybrid of car and home insurance to fully protect it. Fortunately, insurance providers offer RV insurance for your specific recreational vehicle and the way you use it. Whether you need RV insurance — and, if so, how much you need — depends on factors […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/05/2020 10:19
If a fire races through your apartment complex or a storm damages your rental house, your landlord’s property insurance will cover the building itself, but you’ll have to pay for your belongings out of pocket. If a guest sustains an injury in your home, the property owner’s liability coverage won’t pay your legal costs. That’s why you need renters insurance. The good news is that renters insurance isn’t expensive in most locations. Finding the cheapest renters insurance is as easy […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/04/2020 10:00
Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. Please enjoy the archives of earlier collections of inspirational things. 1. Scott Berinato: That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief Of all of the things I’ve read lately about all of the challenges facing us, this has hit home for me the most and given me the most […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/03/2020 16:49
Please Note: The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business is currently unavailable through our site. Capital One has established a significant footprint within the travel rewards segment. In total, the issuer offers four different travel-specific reward cards: the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card for personal consumer use, and the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/03/2020 10:00
Right now, many Americans are diving into cooking at home, due to business shutdowns and, for many, financial necessity, too. For almost all of us, the need to stretch every dollar has quickly become very important. How do we keep food on the table with so much uncertainty? How do I prepare things I and my family like to eat while keeping costs as low as possible? There are many great strategies out there for cutting food costs. Here are […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/02/2020 18:38
Freedom Mortgage is one of the leading lenders for VA loans in the U.S., but it also offers a variety of loan products for everyone from first time homebuyers to those in search of jumbo loans. Headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Freedom Mortgage has been serving the United States mortgage community for 30 years. Following its recent acquisition of J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, Freedom Mortgage now employs over 5,400 employees who work together to service over $6 billion in […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/02/2020 10:00
Even when our world emerges from the current crisis, it is almost a given that we will be rapidly entering a deep global recession. Unemployment is already spiking, and many others will find themselves out of work or in a precarious financial situation. For many of us, our retirement investments have fallen sharply in value already, and even further uncertainty is ahead. Adding that type of economic uncertainty on top of the health crisis we’re all facing makes for an […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/02/2020 07:00
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty and brevity of life has been called back into focus. Many people are considering life insurance or rethinking their current policy all together. The life insurance industry is one of several industries that’s facing a large surge in demand in the shadow of the novel coronavirus, suggesting that health care professionals and general consumers are currently thinking about their finances in case of death. For example, New York Life Insurance reports […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/02/2020 07:00
On March 27, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law — a $2 trillion economic stimulus package that aims to provide relief to Americans experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes direct cash to Americans, expansion of unemployment, a waiver on penalties and some rules for retirement accounts, suspension of federal student loans until Sept. 30 and more. We spoke to James Royal, an investing and wealth management reporter at Bankrate, to better understand the […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/01/2020 15:13
It can be pretty stress-inducing to find out you owe money to the IRS. Maybe you’re a small business owner who had fewer deductions this year, or maybe you added a side hustle and didn’t set aside enough money to pay the self-employment tax. As a simple solution, you might be wondering: “Can I pay my taxes with a credit card?” The answer is yes. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 makes it legal, and it’s not difficult. In fact, […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/01/2020 13:22
All cars are not equal. We turn to consumer experts to find out which automobiles have the best gas mileage and safety features and which vehicles are best for families or have the highest resale value. But consumers often overlook one important factor that might squeeze their wallets down the road: the cost to insure their dream vehicle. Insurance companies charge higher rates to insure some automobiles. It probably comes as no surprise that luxury and sports car owners often […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/01/2020 10:00
For many of us, recent events have come as a massive shock. Personal health concerns, loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, and uncertainty about many other jobs have turned a lot of people’s worlds upside down and, for many, it’s been a clear indicator of how valuable an emergency fund can be. An emergency fund is a really simple concept: it’s just a pool of money you have set aside for life emergencies. You can decide for yourself what […]. .
Simple Dollar 04/01/2020 07:00
States across the country are issuing shelter-in-place orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which means you’re probably spending a lot more time than usual at home. As you do your best to stave off the coronavirus, we asked insurance experts how you can better protect your family with your homeowners insurance, including where you can find help if you’re having trouble affording that protection right now. Do I need more homeowners insurance coverage because of COVID-19? “Homeowners policies […]. .
Simple Dollar 03/31/2020 10:00
There are a lot of people all over the world that are suddenly adjusting to working from home. It can be a major shift from working in an office or even from working at a library or cafe, as some do. It’s a major change, shifting from an environment with lots of coworkers and a frequently-present boss to working in an environment where you’re by yourself most of the time with occasional contact with coworkers and supervisors via phone calls, […]. .
Simple Dollar 03/31/2020 07:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of daily life, from sheltering in place to lost paychecks. While car insurance is no exception, the good news is that every major provider has pledged to help Americans in need like never before. To separate fact from fiction, we spoke with experts and analysts across the country to determine exactly how the coronavirus crisis will affect your car insurance. Should I change my auto coverage because of COVID-19? If your auto insurance […]. .
Simple Dollar 03/30/2020 10:00
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Rebalancing my retirement funds 2. 2019 Roth IRA contribution date? 3. Prepping as hobby after this? 4. Work from home new normal? 5. Disney+ and family movie night 6. Withdrawing cash from bank? 7. Helping out while unemployed 8. Mortgage break question 9. Water and routines 10. Early […]. .
Simple Dollar 03/30/2020 07:00
Image courtesy IGDB Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” is a huge hit, breaking sales records for the Nintendo Switch as more and more people start looking for ways to pass the time at home. But the game also teaches players about financial responsibility and managing debt. If you’re not familiar with the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons lets you create a human person who moves to a small island filled with animal people and slowly builds out a home and […]. .
Simple Dollar 03/28/2020 13:53
While most insurance companies are for anyone who wants to pay, The Hartford caters to a specific audience. In fact, if you’re under the age of 50, you’ll have to go through an independent insurance agent to get a policy with this provider. The Hartford targets a fairly specific demographic: AARP members. With the AARP® Home Insurance Program from The Hartford, policyholders get discounts to keep their cost of coverage down while protecting their home through the later seasons of […]. .
Simple Dollar 03/28/2020 13:41
Roof damage is whenever the inside of your home is not protected because vulnerabilities have occurred in the roof structure. It can happen a variety of ways. These include: Age Rodent damage Weather damage When roof damage occurs, take the appropriate steps to fix it as soon as possible so your home and everyone inside it is protected. How much does a new roof cost? Roof replacement costs can vary depending on the size of your roof and the materials […]. .

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