Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Mortgages

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Homeowners who haven’t gone touched their mortgage in recent years are often astonished at the amount of paperwork they’ll need in the refinancing process today. If you haven’t refinanced or gotten a mortgage in the past five years, here’s what you need to know to get up to speed. Paperwork to Compile Scrounging up supporting documentation for… Read More

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, we are thankful for our freedom and grateful to all of those who help to defend it. While we will express our gratitude in many important ways, some may also wish to use a credit card from an institution that is supporting our troops in some way. Before you apply for any credit card, it’s a… Read More

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

Personal Finance

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

Buying furniture has always been a perilous, complex affair. You don’t buy a couch the way you buy a television or a laptop computer. You can’t carry the couch out of the store with you (most of the time). Heck, usually you don’t really have a great idea when the couch will get to your… Read More

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

Personal Finance

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

Question: I am writing to you with the hope of recovering my eBay gift card balance for $135, which is linked to my frozen PayPal account. I bought a $500 eBay gift card from a Safeway store and used $365 of it for a purchase through PayPal. The PayPal account was frozen. Now I can’t… Read More

How to Master Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Identity Theft

How to Master Your Facebook Privacy Settings

How to Master Your Facebook Privacy Settings

If you’re on Facebook, you probably love the convenience of connecting with friends and relatives. But did you know that identity thieves also love the convenience of Facebook for finding personally identifiable information (PII) about you? Fortunately, you can control who can find and contact you and see your posts on Facebook. That’s why it’s… Read More

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