5 Signs You Need a New Real Estate Agent

Mortgages

5 Signs You Need a New Real Estate Agent

5 Signs You Need a New Real Estate Agent

When you are in the process of buying a home or getting ready to sell a property, a professional and experienced real estate agent can provide some much-needed help. Unfortunately, not everyone with a license deserves your business. Even if you’ve done your research beforehand, you might end up looking for an out. In general,… Read More

A Last-Minute Guide to Buying Health Insurance

Personal Finance

A Last-Minute Guide to Buying Health Insurance

A Last-Minute Guide to Buying Health Insurance

While the Affordable Care Act has its detractors, 2014 was a good year for Obamacare. The self-employed, underemployed, or otherwise ineligible for employer group insurance took advantage of the state and federal exchanges last year, and their participation drove the nationwide uninsured rate to its lowest ever. Insurance companies posted all-time high share prices in the third quarter… Read More

3 Valentine’s Day Gotchas

Identity Theft

3 Valentine’s Day Gotchas

3 Valentine’s Day Gotchas

Neil Young said only love can break your heart. It can break the bank, too, particularly during Valentine’s season, when emotions — and loneliness – can run high. Scammers and companies that turns gotchas into profits know all about your weaknesses. The “loneliness industry” cut its teeth with 1-900 commercials during the 1990s, but now… Read More

10 States Where Home Repossessions Are on the Rise

Mortgages

10 States Where Home Repossessions Are on the Rise

10 States Where Home Repossessions Are on the Rise

Mortgage lenders started spring cleaning early this year, as they repossessed 23% more properties last month than they had in January 2014. From December 2014 to January 2015, repossessions jumped 55%, contributing to a 5% month-to-month increase in overall foreclosure activity, according to the January RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. More than half the states… Read More

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