Tigress Tales

Important and sometimes irreverent personal finance tips, strategies, and stories to educate, amuse, and motivate. It’s a big job, but someone has to do it!

Is the Trust Fund Empty?

Is the Trust Fund Empty?

Legally establishing a trust does not put money into it.Perhaps you or your parent(s) visited an attorney at some point and had a trust document drafted.  There are many kinds of trusts, but most are created to hold accounts or other items of value (assets) that would...

Check Safety in the Age of Identity Theft

Check Safety in the Age of Identity Theft

Check Writing Has Some PitfallsCheck writing used to be the ONLY way to pay, other than cash.  Times have changed and checks are now the LEAST secure way to pay a bill, or anyone, for that matter.  I know this will dismay some people but there are many articles and...

MEDICARE – A Guide to Plan Reviews

MEDICARE – A Guide to Plan Reviews

Review and Possibly Change Your Medicare Plan(s) Annually It may be your plan or that of a loved one who needs help, but unless you have a plan that is subsidized by an employer, it makes good ‘cents’ to review your plans each year during the Open Enrollment Period. ...