Unclaimed Money: Go get yours!

Dear WAHFAQ, I’ve moved around a lot, and I think a utility company is still holding a deposit from several years ago. I remember you mentioned something about tracking this money down, but I forgot who to contact. The company, of course, doesn’t exist anymore, (they merged so many times!) so maybe I’m out of luck? Can you help?  Ah yes! The fun of tracking down unclaimed property! I remember I first heard about this process from a friend of mine several years back. She told me she had received notice from a company trying to track her down and Read More…

Insurance for the self-employed

Dear WAHFAQ, I really want to start my own business, but I’m scared to death of giving up my health insurance. I know the Affordable Care Act is currently under attack, and I just don’t want to take the leap with something so important hanging in the balance. What would you recommend?   Ah yes, Insurance. It can be tricky to navigate once you’re outside the safety net of an employer, but there are a few options that are available to you. And truthfully, there is nothing wrong with staying in your job while you build a business — Especially Read More…