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Phone Scams Continue to be Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season

Lawrence Pew | January 22nd, 2015

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest,… View Post

Holiday Shopping Dangers

Lawrence Pew | November 6th, 2014

As the holiday season approaches many families will head out on weekends to get their gift shopping done. With an increase in holiday shopping also comes extra hassles and dangers. From traffic jams to package stealing, the holiday season has its fair share of drawbacks. Here are a few things to be looking for to… View Post

Money Management and Millennials

Lawrence Pew | November 4th, 2014

Most millennials have grown into the young adults of today, and are generally considered to comprise the age group born between 1980 and 2000. These are the people struggling with issues like student loan debts, trying to enter the workforce, looking at buying homes, or moving back in with their parents. This is also the… View Post

The Middle Class Can’t Afford It

Lawrence Pew | October 30th, 2014

Unfortunately, the middle class isn’t as comfortable as it once was ten or more years ago. With the recession and job market struggles, many of today’s middle class families can’t afford things they used to be able to buy. Vacations The average cost of a summer vacation for a family of four is $2500 or… View Post

What To Expect With Foreclosure

Lawrence Pew | October 28th, 2014

Foreclosure means that the court will take property from a homeowner who is unable to pay his mortgage. Missing one mortgage payment will not lead to foreclosure, but missing multiple payments or not notifying your mortgage bank of your financial situation will increase the likelihood of being foreclosed on. If you know that your home… View Post

Ways to Prevent Defaulting on Your Student Loan

Lawrence Pew | October 21st, 2014

Any debt can be overwhelming, but student loan debt can be particularly frustrating. Trying to budget for tuition costs and living expenses, especially if you’re still looking for a job, can be a nightmare. If you remember that communication is key, however, you can keep the process and your budget manageable. Defaulting on a student… View Post

What Does Defaulting on Student Loan Debt Really Do to Your Credit

Lawrence Pew | October 16th, 2014

The ramifications of defaulting, or no longer making payments on your student loan debt, are well documented and sound overwhelming, to say the least. This includes garnishment of wages and affecting your credit score. But, what does becoming delinquent on student loan debt really do to a credit score? The answer is that it can… View Post

Planning Your Financial Future While Young

Lawrence Pew | October 14th, 2014

Teenagers and young college students are often confused about how to handle money. Growing numbers of college students fear debt, foreclosures, and bankruptcy, sometimes because they’ve seen these things happen to parents or relatives. Learn What a Budget Is Most teens have a basic idea of what a budget is: the way to keep track… View Post

Debt, It Isn’t All Bad

Lawrence Pew | October 9th, 2014

When we think of debt we think of those dreaded monthly payments and problems with collections. After all, it isn’t often you hear someone speak nicely about debt. The truth is that there is actually a lot of good to be gained from some debt. Credit Score One of the major reasons you need some… View Post

Single Parent Money Woes

Lawrence Pew | October 7th, 2014

It can stressful enough raising kids on your own after a divorce, but all too often the strain on finances becomes too much to bear. For some people, other issues arise that make stretching a single parent paycheck nearly impossible. Here is one woman’s story: Jennifer is a single parent raising children in Wisconsin. Earning… View Post

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