Legal

February 22, 2016

Tax Checklist: What Documents Do You Need?

Last week, we discussed whether you should attempt to do your taxes on your own or hire a professional.  Today, we’re offering a handy checklist to […]
February 5, 2016

Credit Inquiries: What You Need to Know

One of the biggest frustrations borrowers experience when applying for a new loan comes in the form of a credit inquiry, or credit check, some of […]
February 4, 2016

Debt Collectors Returned $45 Billion Back To U.S. Economy

Consumers, creditors, and the economy as a whole benefit from the existence of the professional debt collection industry, according to the newest white paper from the Association of Credit and […]
January 13, 2016

What to do When You Win the $1.5 Billion Jackpot

Everyone’s heard the stories about people who blow through sudden, large sums of money, such as inheritances, game show prizes or lottery winnings. Financial planner Lynnette “The Money […]
December 1, 2015

Should You Use a Signature or Pin With New EMV Chip Cards?

As pressure mounts on card issuers to offer chip-and-PIN cards, why are so many banks clinging to signatures?  Recently, 9 attorneys general sent a letter to the big […]
November 19, 2015

More Renters Considering Home Ownership

An increasing number of renters are considering whether to purchase a home, according to a new TD Bank survey.  About 50% of renters are likely to […]
November 17, 2015

The Dark Art of Buying Back Stolen Credit Card Data

There are many potential buyers of stolen bank account data, including the banks themselves. But fraudsters are increasingly reluctant to sell their data back to its […]
November 13, 2015

The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance

Personal finance is all about how you handle money. It’s about earning, saving, investing and spending. Over time, we learn certain “best practices” when it comes to […]
October 20, 2015

Late Payments on Home Equity Loans Hit Post-Crisis Low

U.S. homeowners continue to take advantage of rising house prices to dig themselves out of the hole created by the Great Recession.  In the second quarter, […]