Money Management Tips


How to Deal With Your Money Problems

These practical and emotional tips for dealing with money problems will help you cope with the stress of financial debt. Some of my suggestions are practical tips on how to deal with money problems; others are emotional ways to flow through this stage of your life. In The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom, Michelle Singletary […]

How to Deal With Money Problems

How to Write an Appeal Letter to a Bank

Here’s the appeal letter I wrote to my bank to appeal their decision not to reimburse my checking and Visa accounts after thieves stole my credit and debit cards. You can use this as a sample appeal letter, especially if you need tips on writing an appeal letter to a bank about a student loan, mortgage application, or business loan. […]

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How to Find a Washing Machine Repairman 2

Learn how to find a washing machine repairman and make sure his (or her) work will be good. Here’s my experience getting a Whirlpool washer fixed, to help you protect yourself from a bad repair job. The washer door seal on my Whirlpool washing machine popped out, and my husband was out of town at the time. I didn’t even think […]


How to Know if You Should Hide Your Husband’s Money

This article was inspired by a reader who won’t stop giving money to his daughter. She asked for help deciding if she should hide her husband’s money… “My husband is constantly lending money to his step daughter,” says Sam in response to Sample Contract for a Family Loan – Easy Yet Legal. “I have tried to talk to him about it […]


What Happens to Your Ex-Husband’s Social Security Benefits

After the divorce, asked a reader, what happens to my ex-husband’s social security benefits? Here’s what my research tells me… “I was married for 21 years,” says Jill in response to How to Manage Money After Divorce. “Will I still get my ex-husband’s social security if I change my name back to my maiden name?” Yes, according to my online searches for social […]


How to Write an Appeal Letter to Your Bank

Here’s a sample appeal letter to a bank, for you to use if you are unhappy with your bank’s decision. Writing an appeal letter to a bank may take time and effort, but it could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars! Q: My bank card was stolen, and the bank won’t reimburse the money that was stolen out […]

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My ATM Card Was Stolen – Will the Bank Reimburse My Money? 2

Here’s what happened to me when my ATM bank card from TD Canada Trust was stolen. My bank almost didn’t reimburse my money – until I wrote an appeal letter, asking them to reconsider their decision. If the thieves who stole my purse use my ATM (debit) card to access my TD Canada Trust checking or savings account, will the […]

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