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How to prepare: Caring for your aging parents

Mike Piershale •
Kiplinger
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Caring for aging parents is something you hope you can handle when the time comes, but it’s the last thing you want to think about. Whether the time is now or somewhere down the road, there are steps you can take to make your life—and their lives, too—a little easier. It’s time for a chat

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How to brace yourself for a Polar Vortex 2.0

Wintrust
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January 2019 is a month that will go down in Chicago history. Record-breaking low temperatures struck the Midwest, and even Chicagoans—known for their tough resistance to severe winters—were not immune to the frigid temps. It felt like the entire city and surrounding suburbs shut down, bracing ourselves for windchills in the -50s. Chicago gave in

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What is private mortgage insurance?

Unison •
Benzinga
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You know you need to pay homeowner’s insurance when you purchase a home. And for good reason: that policy protects you should anything unexpected happen to your property. As expensive as homes can be to keep, maintain, and repair, the right home insurance is a great investment in your long-term financial security. If something goes

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6 tips to combat small business cash flow challenges

Daily Herald; Arlington Heights, Ill.
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Cash flow can be an ongoing battle for many small businesses. 29% of startups fail because of a lack of cash flow, according to a report from CB Insights. For those unfamiliar with the term, the Oxford Dictionary defines cash flow as, “the total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business.”

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I didn’t buy life insurance for years thanks to 3 misleading myths, but I’m so glad I finally did

Africa Jackson •
Business Insider
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Our generation wasn’t really taught about life insurance. Of course, most of us grew up seeing Alex Trebek’s insurance commercials, but his important message was targeting our parents and grandparents, not us kids. Before my son was born, I didn’t realize there was a difference between life insurance and health insurance. It sounds silly when

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