Financial & Legal Tips

Update Your Will brochure.

If you’re young and have few financial assets, you may think that estate planning is not for you. Think again. Estate planning is for everyone, regardless of age, marital status, or net...

Rallier at Library Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., in June

The work done by the members of the United States Congress has a significant impact on the lives of all Americans. As evidenced by the results of the November 2, 2010 elections, the American...

Home Loans sign

If you have good credit and are looking for a home equity loan, there are many reputable lenders to pick from. But if your credit is poor, there are plenty of dishonest lenders eager to do...

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Note: This article is excerpted from the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy's brochure Saving and Investing: A Roadmap to Your...

Tammy Thomas

Over the past 8 years, Woman’s Day magazine has partnered with the Campaign for America’s Libraries by featuring essays from readers sharing their stories about why the library is...

roof shingles in disrepair

Let’s say your roof is one of many in your neighborhood that has been damaged by a hail storm. A contractor calls you with an offer to repair it. You meet with this contractor and sign a...

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Scams are designed to get your money by overcharging you, deceiving you, or coercing you into paying for something you don't want or need. You should never answer personal or financial questions...

For Sale By Owner sign

What can I get for my house? Do I sell it alone or use an agent? How do I know if features aren’t up to code?

These are just some of the questions homeowners may consider when...

Signing a contract

 

Every day, people enter into agreements: selling or leasing property, becoming an employee or independent contractor, settling disputes, and much more. But too often,...

social security card - face with ski mask

Identity theft occurs when your personally identifiable information, which includes your name, home address, phone numbers, birth date, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and/or Social...