PERSONAL FINANCE

6 Things You'll Encounter When Taking Over a Loved One's Finances

Your parents took care of you for much of your life. It’s not a comfortable moment when you realize that they need you to help care for them. Ideally, when it’s time to take the financial wheel for aging parents or other loved ones, you’ve already done some advanced planning. If not, the process may be more onerous. Here’s what you need to know. 1. It’s relatively easy if the

What to Do After Losing Your Social Security Card

You lost your Social Security card. Any time personal information goes missing, it can be unnerving. How big of a problem is this, exactly? The card itself is not much of one. Replacing a lost Social Security card is free and relatively simple. The bigger worry is what happens if your Social Security number falls into the wrong hands, and criminals use it to steal your identity. Then, you have