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If you have anyone relying on your income, it's imperative to plan for every worst-case scenario and purchase life insurance.

There are only 2 situations where you don’t need life insurance — otherwise, you should have it

Even with life insurance from your employer, it is a good idea to get your own life insurance policy to protect your loved ones.
You can verify your money order by calling the issuer at a number you've separately confirmed is legitimate.

How to cash a money order quickly and securely

A money order is a method of sending prepaid money that's more secure than a personal check or cash. When you get one, you'll want to cash it quickly.
A credit union is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization.

What is a credit union? An alternative to traditional banks that typically offers better interest rates and lower fees

A credit union is similar to a traditional bank, but because they are member-owned and not-for-profit, they can typically offer better interest rates.

How to make money from home, without going to an office every day

It can feel like there are endless ways to make money from home, but being smart about the opportunities you take can make a big difference.
The IRS will start sending out paper stimulus checks by the end of April.

Where’s my stimulus check? Here’s when your payment should arrive

Where's my stimulus check? Most people's stimulus checks are being sent by direct deposit. Some will get paper checks, starting in late April.

If you lost your job and are struggling to make ends meet, it could be worth adding a note to your credit report

A consumer statement on your credit report explaining your situation could make lenders more understanding if you need to apply for new credit.
Unlike unsubsidized loans, you must demonstrate a financial need to receive any subsidized loan distributions.

A direct subsidized loan is the best kind of student loan you can get

A subsidized loan is a federal student loan that is available to undergraduate students who have a financial need.
1 in 10 Americans have unclaimed property, including uncashed paychecks.

How to find out if you have unclaimed money

If your state is holding on to money that belongs to you, it's due to a federally mandated process called escheatment.
You don't need to apply or sign up for anything to get a stimulus check.

How to get a stimulus check from the US government, which could pay up to $1,200 if you qualify

You do not have to sign up or apply to get a stimulus check during the coronavirus pandemic. The process is automatic for most Americans who qualify.

An unsubsidized loan is a type of federal student aid that’s available to all undergraduate and graduate students

An unsubsidized loan is a federal student loan that's available to all students who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible school.