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Nadia Ahmad CEPF®

Personal Finance Expert

Nadia Ahmad is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®) and a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). Her interest in taxes and grammar makes writing about personal finance a perfect fit! Nadia has spent ten years working as a seasonal income tax assistant, researching federal, state and local tax code and assisting in preparing tax returns. Nadia has a degree in English and American Literature from New York University and has served as an instructor/facilitator for a variety of writing workshops in the NYC area.

Posts by Nadia Ahmad CEPF®:

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Sep 28, 2021

The services that fall under long-term care are wide-ranging. In fact, they may be needed for the young and old, as it’s simply for those who have disabilities or debilitating health conditions. Long-term care is different from other kinds of healthcare in that it can involve what’s known as custodial care. This includes personal aid with bathing, using the bathroom, eating, getting dressed and more. As a result, it’s an extremely personal set of services that require specific knowledge. There’s a trio categories within long-term care: home care, assisted living and skilled nursing. Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Sep 27, 2021

Long-term care can cover a wide variety of services. The need for it can arise for anyone at any time, regardless of whether they have a disability or are a senior citizen. Long-term care goes beyond normal healthcare to encompass custodial care, which includes help with daily activities like bathing, cooking and getting dressed. In turn, it involves a much more personal level of daily care than other kinds of healthcare a person might receive. There are three categories of long-term care: home care, assisted living and skilled nursing. Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Sep 27, 2021

Long-term care encompasses a variety of services that may be necessary for people who have disabilities or debilitating health conditions. The need for it can arise for anyone at any time. Long-term care is different from other kinds of healthcare in that it can involve assistance with aspects of what’s known as custodial care, which includes help with bathing, using the bathroom, eating, getting dressed and more. It involves a much wider and more personal level of daily care than other kinds of healthcare a person might receive from a general or even specialized medical practitioner. There are three basic categories of long-term care: home care, assisted living and skilled nursing. The latter two typically take place in a purpose-built facility. Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Sep 20, 2021

Long-term care (LTC) insurance encompasses a variety of services that may be necessary for people who have disabilities or debilitating health conditions. The need for it can arise for anyone at any… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Sep 08, 2021

Housing insecurity and lack of protection from evictions have become even more pressing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a March 2021 report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau … Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Jul 20, 2021

The nationwide median monthly rent in 2019 was $934 for a studio apartment and $953 for a one-bedroom, according to Census Bureau data. This can add up to anywhere between about $11,200 and $11,400… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® May 04, 2021

Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin relies on the use of both public and private keys, the first of which allows the receipt of cryptocurrency transactions and the second of which allows the owner to… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® May 04, 2021

If you’re an investor who is otherwise familiar with trading strategies involving futures and options, you may have wondered whether futures trading applies to cryptocurrency too. The good news is… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® May 04, 2021

There are lots of facets of your money management that you can take care of personally, using your own research and skill and with the help of comprehensive online tools and calculators. But if you… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Apr 05, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the personal finances of millions of Americans, making it difficult for many to meet their financial needs and goals. While unemployment has declined by more than… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Mar 29, 2021

TotalLegal is a company that offers consumers the opportunity to create quality legal documents for a variety of needs. With regards to estate planning, the website allows users to create a last will… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Mar 29, 2021

FreeWill is an online estate planning tool that allows you to create or update a legally binding will in as little as 20 minutes. It offers products such as the ability to document funeral wishes,… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Mar 17, 2021

Ethereum is an open-source blockchain that is on a decentralized platform featuring a native cryptocurrency called Ether (or ETH), similar to Bitcoin. Founded by Vitalik Buterin in late 2013 and… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Apr 06, 2021

Ripple (XRP) is a real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system, which is a specialist money transfer network, currency exchange and remittance network. It was created by Ripple Labs Inc., which is a U.S.… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Mar 10, 2021

A National Association of Realtors report shows that single females accounted for 18% of home purchases in 2019 (whereas single males made up only 9% of purchases in the same year). Within two age… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Feb 10, 2021

Tax time is taxing, especially if you owe money to the IRS. Complex questions can lead taxpayers to seek out a tax preparer or a professional financial advisor to minimize their tax liabilities. But… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Jan 12, 2021

According to the Census Bureau, almost 20 million renters allocate at least 30% of their household income towards rent, indicating that they are housing cost-burdened. This can be especially true in… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Nov 19, 2020

Some 67% of consumers in the U.S. carried at least one type of non-mortgage debt as of June 2020, according to Experian. As Americans contend with those financial burdens on top of housing costs, it… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Nov 19, 2020

Over the past 30 years, employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs has grown by almost 80%, according to a recent figure from Pew Research Center. However, there is still… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Oct 19, 2020

The recent devastating U.S. unemployment rate, which shot up to 14.7% in April amid the coronavirus crisis, has highlighted the importance of achieving job security. In the short term, it means the… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Aug 25, 2020

According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $95.7 billion on their pets in 2019, with almost $37 billion going toward pet food and treats alone. Given that dogs are among the… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Jul 28, 2020

According to 2018 Census Bureau data, approximately two of every 10 owner-occupied housing units in the U.S. is a one-person household. That means more than 17 million units fall under this category.… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Mar 17, 2021

In recent years, housing demand has increased by more than 10% in some cities while declining by almost 5% in others. And amid that disparity, it’s important to be strategic about where it would be… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Jun 16, 2020

Coronavirus has hit America’s senior population especially hard in terms of health, but the pandemic has also highlighted issues that some people 65-and-older already face with regard to their… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 – The Treasury Department and the IRS announced that this week they would begin sending roughly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) – otherwise known as stimulus checks – via a… Read more