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Engineer Your Finances
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A personal finance site dedicated to optimization, financial education and achieving financial security.
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Despite all odds, you’ve found The One you want to spend the rest of your life with. Even though researchers say marriages have around a 50% chance of lasting, you’ve popped the question. They’ve said yes. You’ve started to plan the wedding. You’re DIYing your flower arrangements and hiring a friend’s band to play to save […] The post How to Afford Your Honeymoon Without Going Into Debt appeared first on Engineer ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 5:24 PM
Millennials have it rough. The generation before them calls them lazy and entitled, while asking for help using their smartphones. They have the generation after them taking advantage of technology like never before. Their lives are more expensive than prior generations, and they may have to plan for a longer retirement, with less job security […] The post Avoid These 10 Millennial Investing Mistakes appeared first on Engineer Your Finances. ...
Posted: Oct 25 2018 @ 9:53 AM
Long term care insurance is a flexible insurance product that helps cover people in need of consistent care during an extended period of time. Long-term care can include nursing-home care, home-health, and personal or adult day-care for people over the age of 65; or who have a chronic or disabling condition that needs constant attention. In […] The post 10 Best Long Term Care Insurance Companies of 2018 – Buyer’s Guide appeared ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 3:36 PM
In case of bankruptcy, assets are taken over to pay off debts. A debtor can be bankrupt The guilty of money is called the debtor whereas the person who has a claim against someone else, that is, wants to pay, is called creditor. A company or person who is insolvent, that is, who can’t pay […] The post Some important things to know about bankruptcy appeared first on Engineer Your Finances. ...
Posted: Oct 07 2018 @ 7:16 PM
The 2008 financial crisis and the following Great Recession may have made millennials better with money. According to recent study by Allianz Life Generations, more than 40% of millennials set aside money every month compared to 36% of Gen-Xers. Allianz researchers say the reason millennials are outperforming Gen X is partially because they’ve grown up watching their […] The post The Great Recession May Have Made Millennials Smarter About Money appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 28 2018 @ 3:11 PM
And How Does Minimum Payment Fit In? What’s your credit card balance? If you choose to answer that question – and you probably shouldn’t, because it’s none of our business – you should answer it with a question of your own. “Do you mean my current balance or my statement balance?” Do you know the […] The post Credit Card Current Balance and Statement Balance: What’s the Difference? appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 27 2018 @ 1:22 PM
                        You’re young, you’re healthy… why should you need to think about end-of-life problems? The truth is that too many young Americans ignore the prospect of death. If you don’t plan ahead a tiny bit, your finances, possessions, and general wishes can be in […] The post Why Even Young People Need To Think Ahead About Death appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 24 2018 @ 2:55 PM
Have you ever been told a story and it just keeps going? Even years later, you hear the same story over and over again. Professor Harold Pollack wrote what we would call today a viral  financial 3×5 card.  Professor Pollack stated in a video chat with personal finance writer Helaine Olen. He explained in the […] The post Why This Financial 3×5 Card Keeps Spreading appeared first on Engineer Your Finances. ...
Posted: Sep 10 2018 @ 2:14 PM
Health care in the United States can be outrageously expensive, even for people with insurance coverage. A single medical event can often drive families into bankruptcy, and that can be scary. It’s even scarier once you stop working, as health care costs tend to rise with your age. And according to a 2018 survey, 30% of […] The post 4 Ways You Can Reduce Your Health Care Costs During Retirement appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 29 2018 @ 8:15 AM
A New York man pleaded guilty last month to mail fraud and some other heinous acts. According to Newsday, John Derounian, 53, forged a dead woman’s will, had her cremated, and transferred almost all of her assets, about $1.2 million, into his personal account. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District also noted that Derounian […] The post Avoid Future Complications By Having a Detailed Will of Your Own appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 03 2018 @ 12:28 PM


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