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Pack your bags and grab the kids. The vacation of your dreams is about to begin. Just make sure you have properly secured your home before you head for the beach/mountains/jungle or you may return to a nasty surprise.

  1. Secure All Windows and Doors - Keeping your home locked up will deter most potential vandals or robbers from targeting it. Of course, make sure that you fasten all windows and doors before you leave for vacation. Additionally, if you have a sliding glass door, leave a pole in the track to prevent the door from being forced open. Alternatively, some sliding glass doors have a hole you can stick a nail into, which prevents them from opening. Finally, disable your automatic garage door opener just in case someone has its signal decoded.

  2. Temporarily Stop the Mail and Newspaper - A couple of days before you depart, place a hold on your mail and your newspaper subscription. Most people let their mail a...

Scheduling Personal Property On Your Homeowners or Renters Policy

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Dog-Owners' Liability Insurance 101

In January 2020, savers got a new option. Instead of earning cash interest from depositing money in the bank, Bask Bank offered savers the option to earn AAdvantage miles. At the time of the launch, high-interest savings accounts offered a high enough rate to make it a tough decision between earning cash interest or miles. […]

You’ve likely heard of “property and casualty insurance.” The property part refers to physical things you own like your car, house and furniture. But what is casualty insurance, and why should you care about it? What Is Casualty Insurance? Casualty insurance provides liability coverage in case you’re responsible for other people’s property damage or injuries. […]

Transferring from one college to another isn’t always the most seamless experience. Making sure your new school accepts your credits, adjusting your course load and possibly moving to a new campus can be difficult. How you pay for school is an extra layer of stress, which is why you’ll need to add managing your student […]

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The cost of goods across industries is rising, leading to broader concerns about inflation and whether people will struggle to purchase the items they could afford in the past. But there are financial moves consumers can make to hedge against inflation. One of those strategies is to invest in real estate, especially when mortgage rates […]

Amazon has a gargantuan hold on many Americans’ shopping habits, and it’s been estimated that nearly 5% of all U.S. retail goods sold are through the online behemoth. If you regularly shop via, at Whole Foods or purchase AWS cloud services, you may have been wondering if using an Amazon-branded credit card was a […]

The Russell 3000 stock market index tracks the shares of the largest 3,000 publicly traded companies in the United States. Managed by the U.K.-based FTSE Russell Group, the Russell 3000 also serves as the basis for its component Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 indexes. What Is the Russell 3000 Index? The Russell 3000 is a […]

Having to leave school before finishing your degree is common.  Especially during the coronavirus pandemic, more students may have left school to help their families or to start working and earning money. Your student loans stay with you even if you leave school, and your loans will enter repayment. While they can’t be erased, student […]

The BNB (Binance Coin) price today, as of 10:17 a.m. ET, is $362.08, up 0.77% in the last 24 hours. It’s down 13.06% from last week and down 45.21% from one month ago, according to CoinMarketCap. The 24-hour trading volume is at $3,030,421,867, and it has a market cap of $55,555,149,592. The 52-week high of […]

The Dogecoin (DOGE) price today, as of 10:17 a.m. ET, is $0.33, up 1.80% in the last 24 hours. It’s down 17.37% from last week and down 32.75% from one month ago, according to CoinMarketCap. The 24-hour trading volume is at $2,929,237,450, and it has a market cap of $43,270,973,280. The 52-week high of Dogecoin […]

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There is something so tantalizing about a company going public. Buy the right new stock at a low price and you could wind up making it big with the next Amazon (AMZN) or Tesla (TSLA). These 10 upcoming initial public offerings (IPOs) may offer that kind of stratospheric upside. But they also come with one […]

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The Bitcoin (BTC) price today, as of 10:17 am ET, is $37,577.20, up 6.88% in the last 24 hours. It’s down 2.57% from last week and down 32.62% from one month ago, according to CoinMarketCap. The 24-hour trading volume is at $51,887,192,475, and it has a market cap of $703,883,032,700. The 52-week high of Bitcoin […]


If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for mortgage relief services.

Distressed homeowners don't have to resort to third-party mortgage services. Free counseling is available at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD programs such as the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) can allow qualified homeowners to refinance their home at more favorable terms.

If you don't qualify for any HUD programs, you can work directly with your lender or consult with third-party mortgage counseling services. However, you must be careful to distinguish legitimate mortgage services from scammers. Scammers are adept at taking advantage of desperate homeowners for their own gain without providing any assistan...

Five Warning Signs Of A Mortgage Relief Scam

FTC Permanently Bans Scammers From Mortgage Industry

Justice for Mortgage-Relief Scams

Business owners rely on their Mastercards for daily financing, but they should also look to them for a little extra cash. Mastercard Easy Savings is a free automatic rebate program for eligible business Mastercard cardholders. The program allows eligible cardholders to earn rebates on purchases made from participating merchants. Only business cardholders are eligible for […]

Submitting your first mortgage application or seeking preapproval for a home loan is just the first step in what sometimes can be a long, winding journey to homeownership. One you complete and send the application, you’re now at the mercy of loan underwriters, who are responsible for digging into all the details of your financial […]

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