In Crisis - 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Life-Stages/In-Crisis Sometimes the unexpected happens. You lose a job, your home is devastated by fire, an illness affects a loved one. Learn more about how to manage your finances during life’s difficult times. And start planning now so you’ll be prepared.

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en-US Why You Need a Power of Attorney and Medical Directive http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Retirement-Planning/Retirement-Planning-Basics/Why-You-Need-a-Power-of-Attorney-and-Medical-Directive http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Retirement-Planning/Retirement-Planning-Basics/Why-You-Need-a-Power-of-Attorney-and-Medical-Directive Read More »

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:28:01 EDT
Financial Planning When You Have a Chronic Illness http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-Crisis/Medical-Crises-and-Illness/Financial-Planning-When-You-Have-a-Chronic-Illness http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-Crisis/Medical-Crises-and-Illness/Financial-Planning-When-You-Have-a-Chronic-Illness When you live with a chronic illness, you need to confront both the day-to-day and long-term financial implications of that illness. Talking openly about your health can be hard, but sharing your questions and challenges with those who can help you is extremely important, because recommendations can be better tailored to your needs. Every person with a chronic illness has unique issues, but here's a look at some topics you might need help with as you're putting together your financial plan.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:39:17 EDT
Are You Prepared If a Natural Disaster Strikes? http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-Crisis/Disaster-Preparedness-and-Recovery/Are-You-Prepared-If-a-Natural-Disaster-Strikes http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-Crisis/Disaster-Preparedness-and-Recovery/Are-You-Prepared-If-a-Natural-Disaster-Strikes It seems as though there's always a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, blizzard, or mudslide happening somewhere in the United States. A storm or other natural disaster could destroy your home, business, or workplace and put you in financial straits, but there are things you can do both before and after the event to help you recover quickly.

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Tue, 14 May 2013 12:11:33 EDT
Cost-of-Living Adjustments: What They Are and Why They Matter http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/Cost-of-Living-Adjustments-What-They-Are-and-Why-They-Matter http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/Cost-of-Living-Adjustments-What-They-Are-and-Why-They-Matter Read More »

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:12:47 EDT
Four Money Mistakes You Might Be Making http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/Four-Money-Mistakes-You-Might-Be-Making http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/Four-Money-Mistakes-You-Might-Be-Making Three years after the economic crisis led many Americans to re-evaluate their financial picture, economic uncertainty is still the norm. While there's little you can do about the shaky economy, you can help stabilize your own finances over the long term by evaluating what you're doing right, and wrong. There's no guarantee, but avoiding these four money mistakes may help you survive and ultimately thrive in any turbulent economy.

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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:48:54 EDT
Planning for a Career Change http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-the-Workplace/Career-Planning/Planning-for-a-Career-Change http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-the-Workplace/Career-Planning/Planning-for-a-Career-Change A higher salary. More job security. Doing what you love. Fewer hours. More travel. Changing careers can be rewarding for many reasons, but career transitions don't always go smoothly. Your career shift may take longer than expected, or you may find yourself temporarily out of work if you need to go back to school or can't immediately find a job. Planning for the financial impact can make the transition easier.

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Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:02:10 EST
Do You Need Flood or Earthquake Insurance? http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Insurance/General-Insurance-Topics/Do-You-Need-Flood-or-Earthquake-Insurance http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Insurance/General-Insurance-Topics/Do-You-Need-Flood-or-Earthquake-Insurance We'd like to believe that disasters caused by floods or earthquakes are rare. But as we have seen with the recent natural disasters in the United States and abroad, the impact can be financially devastating. If you were to fall victim to a natural disaster, could you pay for the damages out-of-pocket? Will your homeowners insurance provide adequate coverage? Could any of us depend on the government for assistance? Standard homeowners insurance generally does not cover damage directly caused by either floods or earthquakes.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:44:43 EDT
Disaster checklist http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Home-Ownership/Home-Basics/Disaster-checklist http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Home-Ownership/Home-Basics/Disaster-checklist Read More »

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 01:37:46 EDT
Disaster Preparedness http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Tools/Polls/Disaster-Preparedness2 http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Tools/Polls/Disaster-Preparedness2 Read More »

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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:43:21 EST
Disaster Recovery: A Guide to Financial Issues http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-Crisis/Disaster-Preparedness-and-Recovery/Disaster-Recovery-A-Guide-to-Financial-Issues http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/In-Crisis/Disaster-Preparedness-and-Recovery/Disaster-Recovery-A-Guide-to-Financial-Issues Disasters also take a financial toll. This booklet is written to help you regain a sense of financial balance following a disaster by offering suggestions on steps to take immediately, what to do in the initial weeks and months, and how to begin planning again for the future.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:06:34 EST