Avoid Travel Scams by Being Informed, Alert Vacations abroad provide a way to discover new places and explore interesting cultures. But they can also expose tourists to some nasty frauds. Here are some of the most common travel scams, and how to protect yourself from them. Travel and currency An official-looking individual says he’s […]
Q: What will my wedding cost? A: The short answer is, no one really knows. That may be unsatisfying to hear, but all sorts of variables are going to affect the cost of your wedding. Googling wedding checklists and price guides can be daunting, and you may be expected to figure out how much you […]
The phrase “home security” is pretty widely used and has a variety of contexts. It can mean locking doors and windows when leaving the house, setting up an alarm system, participating in a neighborhood watch, or setting up automatic lights for vacations. These are all steps homeowners take to keep the contents of their homes […]
Having a little piece of the world to call your own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream. Couple it with a picket fence and a dog, and you’ve got a perfect Norman Rockwell vision of Americana. It all begins with home ownership. Yet, for many people, this has been a dream deferred. […]
What benefits are there to refinancing my current home? When you refinance you are paying off your current lender and starting a new loan. What new loan you decide on will depend on what you are looking for. Do you want a lower rate and payment? Are you looking for a shorter term to pay […]
I’ll admit I’m not a guru of tax laws so as a mother of teenagers, it eludes me on when you know it’s time for your child to file their first tax return. Filing tax returns is arduous enough that most parents hold off on helping their child file a return for as long as humanly possible-but no parent wants their child to go to jail or get audited. Well, most days I don’t want that.