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How to Find Unclaimed Funds

Consumers are missing an estimated $41.7 billion in financial property, says the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). That includes everything from forgotten bank accounts and stock certificates to uncashed insurance policies. Link for Illinois unclaimed property site.

Personal Finance Hacks to Maximise Your Savings

Try out these six personal finance hacks next time you’re designing a spending or savings plan.

When Should You Sign Up A Financial Advisor

Hitting certain life milestones are good times to enlist a financial advisor. Although you may kid yourself you can do the job alone, it’s good to have knowledgeable, third-party advice.

Five Money Questions You Should Ask Your Parents

It’s probably easiest to ask your parents for money rather than about it — particularly when you’re younger. But as parents enter their seventh decades and beyond, the money conversation should change.

Reverse Mortgages After Death of Homeowner

As more seniors turn to reverse mortgages, their adult children might be puzzled or concerned about what will happen to that debt when their parents die.

How To Save An Extra $1,000

Making small changes now to your money habits can result in big rewards later.

10 Social Security Secrets

The best choice when it comes to when to Social Security ultimately comes down to personal circumstances. But here are some secrets that may mean more money for you.

Stretch Your 401(k) Match

A good tip for employees is to contribute an extra 1% to their 401(k) plan over and above the employer match.

Teach Your Kids Personal Finance

How to help your children understand valuable savings and budgeting lessons using a smartphone.

How to Build an Emergency Fund

Many people aren’t adequately prepared to manage paying for an unexpected expense or emergency. According to a recent survey 47% of Americans say that they wouldn’t be able to cover a $400 emergency expense. To help you better manage the unexpected, here’s a guide to putting together the perfect emergency fund.