Student Loans Are Big Percent of Robocall Scams in 2019

If you've never had a robocall dial your cell or home phone, you've been living under a rock. And if you have, it's gotten a whole lot worse, according to one report. In fact, the robocall problem exploded in 2018 with an estimated 47.8 billion robocalls made in the U.S., [...]

By |2019-01-30T17:32:30-08:00January 31st, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on Student Loans Are Big Percent of Robocall Scams in 2019

Regrouping After a Disaster; IRS Gives Tips to Help Taxpayers

Between raging wildfires, and vicious hurricanes, 2018 certainly brought record-setting disasters to many parts of the country. As a result, many Americans are now facing the challenge of reconstructing their financial records. Trying to do this, soon after a disaster, may be essential for properly documenting a tax-deductible loss, supporting [...]

By |2019-01-28T12:44:49-08:00January 29th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Regrouping After a Disaster; IRS Gives Tips to Help Taxpayers

If You’re Alone on Valentine’s Day, Don’t Despair

Valentine's Day is around the corner typically a day filled with love, roses and chocolate. But what if you don't have someone to celebrate it with? Don't despair. While Valentine's Day is supposed to be the holiday of romance, it can be difficult for many people, whether they have a [...]

By |2019-01-23T18:50:50-08:00January 24th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on If You’re Alone on Valentine’s Day, Don’t Despair

Why You Might Want to Work With a True REALTOR

You've heard the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to hiring a qualified Realtor and you're still on the fence. How do you decide? According to the National Association of REALTORS, these folks aren’t just agents. "They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS and subscribe [...]

By |2019-01-20T17:02:29-08:00January 22nd, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Why You Might Want to Work With a True REALTOR

Health Costs Top List of Concerns for Americans Planning Retirement

If you're busy planning for your retirement or just dreaming about it, a new poll reports health costs top the list of concerns for Americans looking toward their Golden Years. In fact, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) are confident they have saved enough -- or will save enough -- to retire comfortably, [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:51:45-08:00January 17th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Health Costs Top List of Concerns for Americans Planning Retirement

Buying a Dream Home Can Be Difficult for First-time Buyers

Purchasing a home is considered to be one of the most expensive transactions most Americans will make in their life, and breaking into the housing market can be very difficult for first-time buyers. However, a new RealEstate.com analysis finds the typical first-time buyer earns more than the median household income, helping them [...]

By |2019-01-13T16:28:51-08:00January 15th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying a Dream Home Can Be Difficult for First-time Buyers

Going on a Cruise? Consider Purchasing Travel Insurance

Bermuda, Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands ... If taking a luxurious cruise is in your near future you might want to consider purchasing travel insurance before you sail off into the sunset. Why would you need travel insurance? Cruises are among the most in demand vacations in the United States, more than [...]

By |2019-01-05T16:42:38-08:00January 10th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Going on a Cruise? Consider Purchasing Travel Insurance

Make an Estimated Tax Payment Now to Avoid Tax-time Shock

While official "Tax Day" doesn't arrive until April 15, it’s not too late to make an estimate tax payment to avoid a tax-time shock in the months ahead. The Internal Revenue Service advises employees -- whose 2018 federal income tax withholding unexpectedly falls short of their tax liability for the [...]

By |2019-01-05T16:17:57-08:00January 8th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Make an Estimated Tax Payment Now to Avoid Tax-time Shock

A New Year: Try a Wellness-Infused Vacation

The holidays have passed and now it's time for you to return to a healthier existence. That said, why not set a New Year's resolution to make time to escape for a wellness-infused vacation? Gone are the days when vacations meant over-indulging to the point of being uncomfortable. Now a [...]

By |2018-12-31T17:52:12-08:00January 3rd, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on A New Year: Try a Wellness-Infused Vacation

Why Is It So Hard to Buy a Home With Student Loan Debt?

There are currently 45 million Americans with student loan debt. Nearly one-fifth of these individuals have debt that is greater than $100,000 according to an article published by CNBC. This debt is making it hard for these people to get into their first home. But the real question is why [...]

By |2018-12-31T17:51:34-08:00January 1st, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on Why Is It So Hard to Buy a Home With Student Loan Debt?