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6 01, 2015

College Financial Aid: The Future Is Now!

2015-01-06T06:00:53+00:00Borrow, College|0 Comments

It's Time to Fill Out a College Financial Aid Form for Fall 2015 The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the Fafsa, became available online on Jan. 1. This is the starting point for students and families seeking federal aid. It is used by most states and colleges as part of the student aid process. The form collects financial and personal information about [...]

16 12, 2014

Automotive Services Contracts

2014-12-16T06:00:49+00:00Spend|0 Comments

Buying and owning an automobile for most all of us, is a life-long experience. The purchase cost, especially for a new car, may be second only to a home purchase or college tuition in size. Buying a used car is fraught with it's own set of hidden pitfalls. And whether new or used, auto ownership will involve maintenance & repair questions, warranty issues, and eventually  questions about trade-in [...]

9 12, 2014

Managing Someone Else’s Money

2014-12-09T06:00:27+00:00Older Years, Protect|0 Comments

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. This can be very overwhelming. But, it’s also a great opportunity to help someone you care about, and protect them from scams and fraud. Naomi Karp – CFPB Indeed, many of us at sometime must manage the financial affairs of a parent, another relative [...]

25 11, 2014

Guide for Seniors: Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud (SEC)

2014-11-25T19:00:35+00:00Protect, Save & Invest|0 Comments

 Senior citizens are the number one target of investment con artists. The files of state securities agencies are filled with tragic examples of senior citizens who have been cheated out of life savings, windfall insurance payments, and even the equity in their own homes. Illegal telemarketing is a crime, and fraudulent telemarketers are criminals. There are an estimated 14,000 illegal telemarketing operations bilking thousands of victims [...]

18 11, 2014

Used Car Warranties

2014-11-18T06:00:19+00:00Spend|0 Comments

Buying and owning an automobile for most all of us, is a life-long experience. The purchase cost, especially for a new car, may be second only to a home purchase or college tuition in size. Buying a used car is fraught with it’s own set of hidden pitfalls. And whether new or used, auto ownership will involve maintenance & repair questions, warranty issues, and eventually  questions about trade-in [...]

11 11, 2014

Your Credit – It’s Important II

2014-11-11T06:00:43+00:00Protect|0 Comments

Why It’s Important Good credit is necessary if you plan to use credit to make a major purchase, such as a car or a home, or want to be able to take advantage of the convenience credit can provide. The importance of good credit also extends beyond purchases, in that it may be used by potential employers and landlords as part of the selection process.  Experian (one [...]

30 10, 2014

Buying a Used Car

2014-10-30T06:00:13+00:00Spend|0 Comments

Buying and owning an automobile for most all of us, is a life-long experience. The purchase cost, especially for a new car, may be second only to a home purchase or college tuition in size. Buying a used car is fraught with it’s own set of hidden pitfalls. And whether new or used, auto ownership will involve maintenance & repair questions, warranty issues, and eventually  questions about trade-in [...]

21 10, 2014

Your Credit – It’s Important I

2014-10-21T06:00:19+00:00Protect|0 Comments

Why It’s Important Good credit is necessary if you plan to use credit to make a major purchase, such as a car or a home, or want to be able to take advantage of the convenience credit can provide. The importance of good credit also extends beyond purchases, in that it may be used by potential employers and landlords as part of the selection process.  Experian (one [...]

14 10, 2014

Buying a New Car

2014-10-14T06:00:02+00:00Spend|0 Comments

A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price of a new car sold in the United States is about $30,000. That’s why it’s important to know how to make a smart deal. – Federal Trade Commission  (FTC)  Indeed, if paying for college education is not classified as “making [...]

7 10, 2014

It’s That Time of Year: Let’s Talk Flood Insurance

2018-11-19T14:52:35+00:00Protect|0 Comments

We all know the storms that clobbered the Northeast the last couple of years caused widespread damage, much of it by flooding.  But it doesn’t take a hurricane like Sandy to cause flood damage to homes and businesses. Here are a few facts from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or [...]

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