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Out of Work?

And, the truth is people can be laid off any time. When companies merge or are acquired, the work force may be downsized. Or business may just be slow. If that happens to you, do you know how you’d manage financially? It’s smart to think about the bills that would have to be paid and whether you have an emergency …

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Learning About Government Assistance

If paying for food is your main concern, there are a couple of programs to help you out. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, (once more commonly known as food stamps) is meant to offer individuals and families access to funds to help pay for groceries each month. SNAP eligibility depends on your household and its income. With SNAP, …

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Health Insurance 101

Navigating health insurance feels intentionally complicated. Copays, deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, are all words that can seem confusing and hard to navigate when your doctor is rushing you out the door with a prescription to fill so they can get to their next patient. Trying to understand your insurance offered through your employer, or figuring out how “exchanges” work through the …