Do I Need A Tax Professional?
December 9, 2013

Do I Need A Tax Professional?

As the year draws to a close, many consumers and business owners alike will begin thinking about prepping for next year’s tax returns. Although there are a host of self-serve services out there to help consumers file their own returns, we wanted to know when a consumer should take the jump and hire a tax […]

5 Questions Consumers Should Be Able To Answer About the FDIC
October 21, 2013

5 Questions Consumers Should Be Able To Answer About the FDIC

You read about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation back in high school history class, and you probably hear the acronym quickly rattled off at the end of TV commercials, or see the sign in the window of your bank. But what exactly does the FDIC do for everyday consumers like you and me? Let’s run […]

Personal Finance News
November 13, 2012

Personal Finance News Round-Up for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  Here’s a review of top personal finance stories, columns and studies from publications, websites and blogs across the country. Investors wary of “Fiscal Cliff” As the “fiscal cliff” approaches, investors are wondering what will happen if we tumble over the edge. A combination of tax increases and spending cuts totaling $700 billion could take […]

Mortgage FAQ
September 5, 2012

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Reverse Mortgages

  1. What is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a loan product available to homeowners of at least 62 years of age. These mortgages allow the homeowner to convert part of the equity in their home into cash. With a regular mortgage, you make monthly payments to a lender to buy your house […]

Social Security Checks
May 18, 2012

Do You Know How Much Your Social Security Checks Will Be?

  Almost everyone who works in the U.S. pays money to the Social Security system. Unfortunately, the vast majority of workers have no idea how much they will get back when they retire. Do you? Here are the important details to understand about how you qualify, what you qualify for, and how to calculate your […]