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Know About Your Social Security Medical Exam

If you can no longer work at your job because of a medical condition, you may need to apply for benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). While it can take a long time for your benefits to be approved, it can mean a valuable monetary boost for your monthly budget. One of the main qualifications the SSA is looking for is proof of your medical condition. Only certain conditions qualify and you must be able to show that your condition is making it impossible to work at your job. Read More 

Four Telltale Signs of Motorcycle DUI

As a motorcycle rider, you should know that you are subject to drunk-driving laws just like car drivers. This means a police officer will stop you if they suspect that you are driving under the influence (DUI). Here are some of the telltale signs that may make an officer suspect you are intoxicated. Struggle to Dismount An officer can wave you down for one reason or another; for example, they can stop you if they see you with a malfunctioning headlamp. Read More 

Alimony and Cohabitation: What to Know

If you and your spouse are divorcing, you likely are deeply involved in the resolution of several related issues, such as child custody and visitation, child support, the division of marital debts and assets, and more. While many people just assume that alimony (also known as spousal support) is a largely forgotten benefit, it still exists and can make a huge financial difference for the spouse that deserves and needs it. Read More 

Plan Ahead and Have a Financially Savvy Divorce

The entire divorce process can wear you down, leaving you feeling too emotionally drained to cope. Don't allow yourself, however, to fall victim to the below common divorce financial traps. If you can take the time to put into practice better financial actions, you can help pave the way for you and your children for the future. Read on to learn more about these common financial traps.  You put off financial planning and making a new budget. Read More 

A Guide To Understanding Probate

Probate is the process of liquidating an estate after the owner has passed away. This includes everything from paying off any outstanding debts to the disbursement of material goods as detailed by the will or state laws. The process can vary depending upon the state in which the deceased resided in, but the following guide can help you understand the basics. Does every death require probate? Generally, no. Probate usually only occurs when all the assets are only in the name of the deceased. Read More