December 2013

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How to Financially Survive a Medical Event

Most significant medical events happen when we least expect them, and tend to follow the old adage – if it rains, it pours. While there’s never a great time to deal with a medical emergency, these situations can be made worse without a plan of action. The...

How to Loan Money to Family or Friends

We’ve written about borrowing money from family or friends if you have to, but we’ve neglected to discuss the possibility that you might find yourself in a position to lend. Assuming you’ve followed Jason Hartman’s advice and diversified your investment portfolio, you may be making more money...

New Budgets for Newlyweds

If you’re newly married or about to be, you have (hopefully) talked about finances. It’s undoubtedly at least crossed your minds, and assuming you’re committed enough to wed, you’ve probably discussed money. You’re now deciding whether or not to share accounts, how to pay of debts, including...

Building a New Grid for the Next Generation

It’s easy to complain about the government. More rare, however, is the ability to conceive a plan of how to implement an alternative and then actually do it. That’s where the Seasteading Institute comes into play. This non-profit organization exists for the purpose of developing plans for...

Changing the Terms of Your Loan

As we get into the holiday season, you might find your bank account dwindling. The holidays can be more difficult financially, and this may be especially true for homeowners, recent graduates, etc. If you’re in this situation, you might consider a loan modification to help make ends...