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5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying a Business

Purchasing a going concern can be a great way to go into business. The company you are buying may already have established customers or clients, smoothly running operations, trained employees, and cash flow. But buying a business can be risky – it requires dedicated due diligence. The following are ways to protect yourself when acquiring a business. Do Your Due Diligence Do not cut corners...

Can Life Insurance Cover Student Loan Debt?

What Happens To Your Student Loans If You Pass Away? The short answer: It depends on the type of loans you have. Federal loans: Loans issued directly to a person through the U.S. Department of Education are discharged (“forgiven”) upon that person’s death, once the required documentation is submitted. Read more specifics about federal student loans at StudentAid.gov. Parent PLUS loans: As a type of...

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast self-examination is an important step in the early detection of breast cancer. Along with clinical breast exams and mammograms, it can help detect cancer in the early stages, when it is often treatable. Women should start performing regular breast exams at home in their 20s, as stated by the American Breast Cancer Foundation.  Three Ways to Perform a Breast...

What Additional Benefits Should I Offer Remote Employees?

The remote workforce is growing stronger. A large percentage of employees are now working away from the office one or more days per week. There are many advantages to providing special perks for remote workers. Here are some examples of the types of benefits you can offer employees who work from home. Flexible Work Hours and Unlimited PTO One advantage of working remotely is knowing...

Finding Health Insurance After Leaving the Nest at Age 26

As a young adult, you can remain on your parents’ health insurance plan until you reach the age of 26. At that point, it is time to find coverage on your own. Below are some guidelines to help you navigate the process. When Coverage Stops Under Your Parent’s Health Insurance How long you have coverage under your parent’s policy after you turn 26 will depend...