Is Your Christmas Present Spying on You?

Identity Theft

Is Your Christmas Present Spying on You?

Is Your Christmas Present Spying on You?

T’was the night after Christmas, when all through the house Every stripe of device with no need of a mouse Sent oodles of data to that Cloud in the Air While their owners slept soundly, with nary a care… When it comes to gifts from the Internet of Things department, there’s no jolly guy in… Read More

10 Tips for Throwing a Cheap but Awesome New Year’s Eve Party

Personal Finance

10 Tips for Throwing a Cheap but Awesome New Year’s Eve Party

10 Tips for Throwing a Cheap but Awesome New Year’s Eve Party

The year 2014 is quickly coming to a close. What will you be doing when the ball drops? Hopefully not sitting alone, feeling sorry for yourself because you’re too broke to host your friends. A rockin’ New Year’s Eve party doesn’t have to be expensive. Tip 1: There’s No Place Like Home No need to… Read More

10 States Missing Out on the Housing Recovery

Mortgages

10 States Missing Out on the Housing Recovery

10 States Missing Out on the Housing Recovery

Even with mortgage rates at historically low rates, existing home sales slowed to an annual 6.1% growth rate in November, the National Association of Realtors reports. Though the share of first-time homebuyers (31%) was the largest it’s been since Oct. 2012. Meanwhile, the foreclosure rate was down slightly (1%) in November from the same time… Read More

5 Rules for Refinancing

Mortgages

5 Rules for Refinancing

5 Rules for Refinancing

Mortgage rates are now at the lowest level we’ve seen in the past year and a half. If you can save money by refinancing your mortgage and have been putting it off, you owe it yourself to explore your options. First, here are five considerations to help you weigh whether a refinance is worth it…. Read More

5 Ways Identity Thieves Can Steal Christmas

Identity Theft

5 Ways Identity Thieves Can Steal Christmas

5 Ways Identity Thieves Can Steal Christmas

During the holidays consumers are more giving and willing to open their wallets to spend on presents and donate to charity — something identity thieves count on. Thieves often prey on victims during the holidays through a variety of schemes to take their information and their money. Since the Grinch isn’t the only one out to… Read More

4 Reasons It Will Be Easier to Buy a Home in 2015

Mortgages

4 Reasons It Will Be Easier to Buy a Home in 2015

4 Reasons It Will Be Easier to Buy a Home in 2015

Housing economists and would-be homebuyers are finding reasons for optimism as 2015 nears. To be fair, the bar’s set pretty low after a tough year for housing. However, there are some genuinely encouraging signs that next year will be better for prospective buyers. Economic recovery and an improving job market will go a long way… Read More

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