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Best and Worst Home Repairs For The Value

Lawrence Pew | September 11th, 2014

Part of owning a home comes the fun of decorating and renovating, but with that also comes the stress and price tag of making over your home. Repairs and redo’s big and small can be both fun and frustrating. When it comes to keeping your budget in mind, there are a few things you should… View Post

IRS Fights Company-Offered Employee Perks

Lawrence Pew | September 9th, 2014

Have you ever heard of companies offering free meals to their employees during the workday? What about concert tickets? Or unlimited paid time off? It happens. A lot. Cutting edge companies like Google, Etsy and Facebook all incentivize employees by providing them fancy meals and much more, for free. Employee Perks, Employer Problems In a… View Post

Beware Of Bankruptcy Fraud

Lawrence Pew | September 4th, 2014

A recent blog post came across my computer screen and it read: Dear Bankruptcy Adviser,  Can I file bankruptcy even though I only get $600 a month from Social Security? I owe my mom $15,000. Can I use my credit card to pay her and then file on that card?  – Geraldine Dear Geraldine, First… View Post

‘I Want It Now’ Economy

Lawrence Pew | September 2nd, 2014

From phone apps to online premium delivery for goods, there isn’t much we can’t get in under 24 hours these days. As technology increases the speed by which we get our wants and needs met, more people are turning to delivery services for the things that they use each and every day. In Manhattan, several… View Post

Consumers Guide To Buying A Car

Lawrence Pew | August 28th, 2014

If you are looking for a new car you probably have already been doing some window shopping. Before you think about stepping foot into a dealership, make sure you know a few tricks for getting the best deal. Credit Score The place to start when considering buying a car is your credit score. Many people… View Post

Credit Scores Could Be Changing Soon

Lawrence Pew | August 26th, 2014

Your credit score. It’s not something you prefer to think about unless you are applying for a new loan, or have been alerted to a problem. If you are one of many people carrying around a disappointing score, you may soon find yourself pleased with the release of a new credit score calculation system. Changing… View Post

Financial Advice For 20-Somethings

Lawrence Pew | August 21st, 2014

As a newly minted adult, 20-somethings face a tough road of lessons ahead. Often in a rush to experience life and take their journey from college into young adult, many make the mistake of doing too  much too quickly; especially when it comes to their finances. Many enter their 30s not just with student loan… View Post

Arizona Slow To Spend Mortgage Modification Aid

Lawrence Pew | August 19th, 2014

As part of the national mortgage settlement in 2012, states that elected to accept the funds have had those funds in possession for a while now. However, not all states have been efficient at handing out those funds to borrowers that were affected by the bad lending practices of the banks involved in the settlement…. View Post

Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure

Lawrence Pew | August 14th, 2014

When debt has taken over, it can be difficult to decide which course of action to take to handle the debts. With so many options out there, it’s wise to consult with a bankruptcy attorney for good advice. But, should you allow the bank to foreclose on a house before filing for bankruptcy, or is… View Post

Boosting Retirement Income

Lawrence Pew | August 12th, 2014

If you are like many people, looking forward to retirement may not be as glamorous as it once was. With more of our aging population saddled with debt, lacking income and having an inadequate retirement account, you could just find yourself financially unable to make ends meet if you stop working. If you are worried… View Post

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