Student Loan Scams

Student Loan Scams
Student Loan Scams

College students, take note! If keeping up with your coursework, acing your exams and scrambling to hand in every term paper before the deadline weren’t enough, you now have something else to worry about: Student loan scams are on the rise. Scammers know you hate owing tens of thousands of dollars, so they’re quick to offer you an easy — but completely

Your Complete Guide To Homeowner's Insurance

Your Complete Guide To Homeowner's Insurance
Your Complete Guide To Homeowner's Insurance

Q: My mortgage lender is requiring me to take out a homeowners insurance policy before I close on a new home. What do I need to know about this process? 

A: Homeowners insurance is designed to protect you and your family

5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early
5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

If you’re like most Americans, you owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. This means you’re looking at hundreds of dollars in interest payments

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5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget
5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

It’s your first spring break and you’re totally psyched! But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five spring break tips. 

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Don't Get Caught In A Crowd Funding Scam

Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam
Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam

The days of handouts and begging loans off wealthy relatives are fast becoming extinct. Today, if you need boatloads of money—whether it’s to help you cover an expensive emergency or to fund a new business idea—you only need to appeal to the vast audience of the internet and wait

Your Complete Guide To Renter's Insurance

Your Complete Guide To Renters Insurance
Your Complete Guide To Renters Insurance

Q: I’ve just signed a lease on a new apartment and I’m wondering if I should be taking out a renter’s insurance policy as well. What do I need to know? 

A: Purchasing a renter’s insurance policy when signing a lease on a new apartment

Tax Code Changes 2019

Tax Code Changes 2019
Tax Code Changes 2019

The tax code gets a bit of an overhaul each year, and with the changes, it can get confusing. No worries, though; we’ll walk you through everything you need to know for 2019.   

Most amendments to the tax code will only begin to affect taxpayers in April 2019. However, some of the changes can impact the financial choices you

Tax Scams 2019

Tax Scams 2019
Tax Scams 2019

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season. 
This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels of a steady decline in phishing scams

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Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing?

Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing
Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing?

Q: My steep utility bills in the winter and summer months always throw my budget for a loop. Should I sign up for budget billing? 

A: Budget billing can simplify your utility payments by making each month the same fixed amount, but it’s important to

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
  1. Faulty Math – A small miscalculation can throw off all your numbers and get you into trouble with the IRS.
  2. Name Changes and Misspellings – If you’ve recently changed your legal name, let the Social Security Administration know.
  3. Omitting
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