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What’s the Max from Social Security?

Find out what the maximum annual amount a person can receive from Social Security when retiring at age 66 and at age 70.

How to Lower Your Cable Bill

In Jan. 2013 the average price for expanded basic cable service was up 5.1 percent from a year earlier. If cable prices have you down there are some things you might be able to do to lower them.

How to Consolidate Your Retirement Money

If you’ve been saving for retirement, you’re likely to have accumulated a combination of IRAs, 401(k)s and the like. This tutorial helps you organize them around your retirement goals.

How to Shop for Home Insurance

Home insurance rates are rising and analysts expect the cost to insure your home will continue to inch upward, putting a strain on your budget. But you can find affordable rates with these little tricks.

How to Pick a Mutual Fund

Because long-term happiness with a fund is often traced back to what the buyer was thinking at the time of purchase, it’s imperative for investors to have a personal selection system. And check out Morningstar at the library or on the library’s website.

Get the Most from Your Loyalty Rewards Cards

Your wallet is full of them: drugstore loyalty cards. There isn’t much of a downside to joining them. Usually they are free and offer periodic discounts and rewards.  Here’s some tips on using your rewards cards.

Best Ways to Get Your Medical Bills Paid

Here are some tips on getting your insurance company to pay your doctor, medication, or hospital bill.

Starting a ‘Death’ File

Compile a list of all the financial information your heirs will need upon your death: wills, trust information, investment accounts, legal contacts, etc. You can keep this information in an electronic file or as hard copies. If you leave behind a mess, it can delay your inheritors’ access to funds and cost them a bundle in legal fees.

How To Choose A Bank

Are you unhappy with your bank? Are you paying monthly maintenance fees for your checking accounts? Maybe it’s time to find a new bank.

What is an EMV Credit Card?

An EMV credit card — which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa — is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. Here is information to help you understand the new cards.