Mark Henricks

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Recent Articles By The Author

The Limits of Bankruptcy: Debts That Filing Will and Won't Erase

The Limits of Bankruptcy: Debts That Filing Will and Won't Erase

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing can give you a fresh debt-free start -- except for some surprisingly common types of debt

It's Dangerous to Keep COBRA When You're Eligible for Medicare

It's Dangerous to Keep COBRA When You're Eligible for Medicare

It may seem easier to keep a former employer's health plan coverage if you leave your job after age 65, but it's probably best to sign up for Medicare

What You Should Know About 702 Retirement Accounts

What You Should Know About 702 Retirement Accounts

If an insurance agent tries to sell you a whole life policy as a retirement saving vehicle, here's the inside scoop.

Should You Even Try to Pay Off Your Student Loan?

Should You Even Try to Pay Off Your Student Loan?

Sure, you want to pay your debts. But accelerating payback on a student loan is not always a good idea.

SoFi: A Financial Services Provider That Is So Not Wall Street

SoFi: A Financial Services Provider That Is So Not Wall Street

Financial services look a lot different when delivered by this fast-growing innovator in online banking.

How Your Health Savings Account Can Fund Retirement

How Your Health Savings Account Can Fund Retirement

A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.

How to Get Your Ex-Spouse's Social Security Benefits

How to Get Your Ex-Spouse's Social Security Benefits

Divorced? You may be able to collect Social Security benefits based on your ex's earnings. But some important limits apply.

How--And How Not--to Repair Your Credit

How--And How Not--to Repair Your Credit

Investing a few hours of effort can make a significant difference in that all-important number: your credit score.

Mutual Funds That Use Futures

Mutual Funds That Use Futures

How and why you might -- and might not -- want to invest in a fund that uses futures.

Best Side Jobs to Earn Extra Income

Best Side Jobs to Earn Extra Income

What do you want? More cash? More satisfaction? Millions of people find side jobs fill the bill.