Lawn-Care Scams Sprout up in Spring

Lawn-Care Scams Sprout up in Spring

Spring is here, and the buds are sprouting like mushrooms after rain. Unfortunately, so are the scams. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of an uptick in lawn-care scams, which can be difficult to spot. Here’s what you need to know about these scams and how to play it safe.


How the scam plays out


A lawn-care scam can be

How Does Financial POA Work?

How Does Financial POA Work?

Q: What is a financial power of attorney and how does it work?

A: A financial power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that grants a designated agent the authority to act on behalf of the principal agent in financial matters. The designated agent is often referred to as the attorney-in-fact and the

Timeline of A Home Purchase

Timeline of A Home Purchase
  1. Get pre-approved. This will prove you’re a serious buyer and give you a leg up on bidding wars.
  2. Choose a real estate agent. Ask for referrals before signing a contract.
  3. Start your search. You can start online at sites like Zillow or Redfin.
  4. Make an offer on a home. Offer lower than the asking price, but keep your offer

What is Credit Card Interest and How Does it Affect Me?

What is Credit Card Interest and How Does it Affect Me?

Getting your first credit card is super-exciting. That small piece of plastic is a gateway to adulthood, and when used responsibly, it can be your first concrete step toward establishing sound financial habits to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, though, many teenagers and young adults don’t know enough about

Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is a great time of year to clear your house of accumulated junk and make it sparkle. Why not do the same for your finances? Junk can accumulate there, too. In fact, some of your money matters may need a good wipe down this season. It is especially true this year, when many Americans are still recovering from the financial fallout of COVID-19, or maybe

All You Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill

All You Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill

On March 6, the Senate passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan(link is external). The coronavirus relief bill now goes

Saving on Landscaping

Saving on Landscaping

For the green-thumbed homeowner, there are few things as pleasurable as running fingers through soft, moist earth, catching sight of the first flowering buds of spring and inhaling the scent of freshly cut grass.

Tending to a lawn and garden can get expensive. Between seeds, fertilizer and gardening supplies, costs can be high enough to take the pleasure out

Don’t Get Caught in an Auto Warranty Scam

Don’t Get Caught in an Auto Warranty Scam

Another phone call, another scam.


It can sometimes feel like scammers have some kind of competition going to see who can hit you with the most robocalls in a day. In fact, according to

All You Need to Know About Savings Accounts

All You Need to Know About Savings Accounts

If you’re looking for a safe place to grow your money without subjecting it to risk or making it inaccessible, a savings account can be just what you need. Here’s everything you need to know about this popular financial product:

Opening a savings account

Getting your savings

5 Discounts for Older Adults You May Not Know About

5 Discounts for Older Adults You May Not Know About

One of the many perks of advancing in years is scoring great deals on all kinds of purchases and expenses. Here are five places you may not already know about where older adults can save big money:


1. Amazon Prime


Older adults who have valid EBT cards, or

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