Jury Duty Scams

Jury Duty Scams

Nobody likes being called in for jury duty. But a recently revived scam has painted the entire experience in a more sinister hue.

Here’s how it plays out: The scammer calls a victim, claiming to work for the local court. The scammer tells the victim they’ve missed their call to jury duty and that there is a warrant out for the victim’s arrest.

The victim, of course, denies ever having received a

Should I Refinance My Home Mortgage?

Should I Refinance My Home Mortgage?

Q: Many of my friends have refinanced their mortgage recently, and they’re urging me to do the same thing. Money is always a bit tight, and the thought of an extra few hundred dollars a month is very tempting. Should I refinance? 

A: Refinancing a mortgage is essentially paying off the remaining balance on an existing home

Don't Drink Your Wallet Dry!

Don't Drink Your Wallet Dry

It’s hot out, so make sure you’re drinking up! In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adult males drink at least 11 cups of fluid a day and females drink 9. 

What’s in your glass today?  You might be a true coffee-crazy, cola-loving American, but water is your best beverage choice for your health and for your money. 

However, did you know

Category: Budgeting
Tags: saving, water, summer, tips

6 Ways To Turn Your Dream Vacation To A Reality

6 Ways To Turn Your Dream Vacation To A Reality

You’re sipping a pina colada on a beautiful, white-sanded beach while watching the cerulean waves lap at the shoreline. You might be pulling muscles and riding high on adrenaline while scaling Mount Greylock, up in Massachusetts. Or, maybe you’re browsing a charming shop in a European city filled with exotic culture and cuisine. 

Everyone has a dream vacation.

All You Need To Know About The New Payroll Tax Rates

All You Need To Know About The New Payroll Tax Rates

Phew! Your income taxes are filed and you can finally rest easy with that huge chore now over and done. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to think about taxes again until it’s time to file for 2018. The US tax code has a bigger impact on your life than you think.

Don’t believe us? You don’t have to –

Beware Tech Support Scams!

Beware Tech Support Scams!

You’re always putting yourself out on a limb when you call tech support. You dial the number the company gives you, and perhaps after a while of waiting, you’re connected to someone who may be working on the other side of the world in a completely different time zone. Then you’re asked to give this anonymous person identifying details about your phone or computer and the technical problems you’re

Category: Financial Wellness

4 Ways To Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life

4 Ways To Bring Your Kitchen To Life

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we spend many hours whipping up delectable dishes to please every palate and food plan. It’s where we catch a quick morning chat over coffee and linger over dinners together in the early evening. 

The kitchen is where it’s at. 

It’s also the area of the home that sees the heaviest usage. All that food prep – and

Category: Home Ownership

The 20% Down Myth

The 20% Down Myth

Are you desperate to own a home of your own? 
If that’s your dream, you are likely saving up, dollar by hard-earned dollar, until you have that magic number: 20% of your dream home’s total value. That’s what all the experts say, right? 
For the average American home, 20% amounts to a pretty big number. Throw in closing costs and you’ve got a small fortune to raise – and years to go

Category: Home Ownership

7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape.

The warmer weather and the brilliant sunshine pouring through your windows can fill you with boundless energy. You’re going to banish those dust bunnies! Every piece of useless clutter must go! You are on a mission to turn your home into a sparkling palace that is

Category: Budgeting

Beware Social Media Scams!

Beware Social Media Scams!

The social media explosion has forever changed the way we interact with one another. In fact, everyone knows that a vacation, a dinner out or child’s milestone never really happened unless you post it on Facebook or Instagram.

But what most people don’t realize is that the advent of social media has generated its own brand of scams. And they’re as nefarious as they are widespread. Over the

Category: Financial Wellness

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