How to Spot a Loan Shark

There’s something in the water…and outside your door. Loan sharks, who are often known to prey on low income families in desperate situations, may seem friendly at first, but doing business with them will ultimately cost you an arm and a leg. A loan shark can be defined as an unauthorized person or entity who … Continue reading How to Spot a Loan Shark

6 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Homeowner

Owning your first home is both a major accomplishment and a major reality check. In a short period of time, your title changes from simple “renter” to not so simple “homeowner”.  With all the tasks that come along with home ownership, that simple name soon transforms into multiple job titles including landlord, handyman, interior designer, … Continue reading 6 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Homeowner

How Hackers Make Your Refund Dissapear

If you've put off filing your taxes all season until today, Tax Day, it may end up costing you more than you think. In a recent epidemic, hackers and identity thieves have been stealing millions of dollars in tax refunds using only 2 components: your name, and your social security number. According to CNN Money, last … Continue reading How Hackers Make Your Refund Dissapear

Emergency Preparedness Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Owning a home can be a wonderful thing. For some it’s the American dream. But what happens when the unexpected disaster occurs and comes close to bursting your dream bubble? While you can’t stop some disasters like bad weather situations from happening, you can be prepared to take on any home emergency ahead of time. … Continue reading Emergency Preparedness Tips Every Homeowner Should Know