Health Insurance Open Enrollment is Around the Corner – Are you Ready?

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Written by Maria Pippidis, Extension Educator in Family Financial Management, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension You know Health insurance is important. You also know it can be expensive. Purchasing health insurance based on premium alone can be a mistake; especially if you have health concerns. You want to be able to access the care you …

Improve Your Financial Fitness This October

Did you know October is National Financial Planning Month? Well, then you know what that means, it’s time to look at your finances. Often we overlook our finances, mostly because we don’t want to deal with what we see.  These four steps should make things a little easier for you and give you a great …

How to prepare for changes in your financial situation

Today I offer advice to prepare for and respond to changes in your financial situation, especially for those of you that are receiving less income from not working, being laid off, or furloughed.  Look ahead – Often in life, we experience challenging times. To get through those tough times we need to believe that it …

Someone Stole Your Personal Information. Now what?

If someone stole your identity would you know what to do?  We’ve previously posted about protecting your identity after data breaches, but there are other ways for thieves to steal your personal and financial information, both in-person and online. Once identity thieves get your information, they can use it to make purchases, open credit cards, …

Open Enrollment: Don’t Forget To Check Your Beneficiaries

From time to time, we hear about situations when people unexpectantly pass and their life insurance benefits went to their mother and siblings, instead of their spouse and children.  The policy holder hadn’t updated their beneficiaries and their families were left with nothing. Beneficiaries are the people that you select to receive your money upon …

What To Do When Buying A House With A Septic System

It’s SepticSmart Week, so we’ll be discussing septic systems all… wait for it… week! Today’s post on septic systems is the second in a series about buying a house with a well and/or septic. Last week, when I mentioned that wells and septic systems are two of the most expensive appliances you’ll own, it’s particularly …