Fake Check Scams on the Rise

In early September, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams. These scams now reach 500,000 victims each year. 

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How Many Credit Cards Should I Own?

Hopefully, you’re working hard to keep a high credit score by using your cards and paying on time. You may be wondering, though, if more is better.

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Should I Refinance My Home Mortgage?

There are lots of factors to consider before deciding to refinance. Here are some of the better reasons many homeowners decide to refinance.

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8 Steps to an Energy-Smart Home

Cut your energy costs this summer by making your home smarter!

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7 Ways to Spot a Loan Scam

Your credit’s trending the wrong way and you’re desperate for a loan. Unfortunately, though, it seems that no reputable institution is willing to work with you – and the few that are offer very unforgiving terms.

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What Kind of Boat Should You Buy?

Are you ready to buy a boat? First, determine the kind you want to buy. To help you hit those waves sooner, we’ve made a handy guide of the most popular boats on the market.

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Preparing For Hurricane Season

As a homeowner, a hurricane can prove to be your biggest nightmare. Storm damages caused by flooding, strong winds and airborne projectiles can cost thousands to fix. Of course, there are steps you can take to protect your property, but where do you begin? It’s all so overwhelming!

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Beware of Social Media Scams

Over the last few years, social media scams have exploded, with fake Twitter and Facebook profiles increasing by 100% in just one year. That also means there are several types of social media scams, most which involve a phishing scheme component.

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All You Need to Know About the New Payroll Tax Rates

Have you been wondering what happened to your paycheck? Why do the amounts withheld look different? And why did your salary get a boost?

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The 20% Down Myth

If you’re desperate to own a home of your own, you are likely saving up until you have 20% of your dream home’s total value. All that’s great, but the fact is you don’t need to put down 20%.

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7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

It’s time to get your house in shape but there’s more than just a neat house awaiting the end of all that hard work. With just a few steps, you can put some extra cash in your wallet. 

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Medical Identity Theft

Medicare is replacing its old cards with new ones. They contain an 11-digit code instead of a Social Security number. Unfortunately, even though the cards have not yet been issued, scammers are taking advantage of this change. 

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Rising Interest Rates

Interest rates have been steadily increasing over the last year. So, if you’re thinking of taking out a large loan in the near future, you might be waiting until those rates start going down again. Here’s why that might not be the best idea.

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A Dozen Tricks to Sell Your Home Quickly

If you’re looking to sell your home and start over elsewhere, you likely want that sale to happen as quickly as possible. 

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Saving on Home Renovations

Is your home in desperate need of a facelift? As you probably know, renovations don’t come cheap. In fact, the average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 and bathroom overhauls can cost $18,000!

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