September 23, 2013
How do you tell your mother the reverse mortgage she is considering would lead her, slowly and steadily into homelessness?
Don't get me wrong. Reverse mortgages...
September 20, 2013
Foreclosure is easy. All you have to do is wait around in your home until the Final Judgment arrives and boots you out of the property. Short sales take a bit more...
September 19, 2013
Max was one of those guys who could hang up a gas nozzle with one hand... while pulling out his wallet with the other. But that wasn't what impressed me about his gas station payment dance.
It was the ten or twelve credit cards he...
September 17, 2013
On April 9, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) sponsored the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2013, which aims to mitigate tax fraud in seven ways....
September 13, 2013
The Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013 is one of the shortest bills to be signed into effect, but what do they say about a butterfly in China? Oh yes: if a butterfly beats its wings in China, then the reverberations could result in...
September 12, 2013
In the race for class president, these days Coverdell ESAs are the runner-up next to the increasingly popular 529 plan. But the race for...
September 11, 2013
If you have watched Ocean's Eleven (2001), you already know that stealing money from a casino is easy. The biggest problem is how to make it out of the building with the money and your life, intact. The same is true of identity theft and...
September 10, 2013
For residents of states like Maryland, Alaska, New York, Colorado and Ohio, choosing a 529 plan is simple.
Each of these states boasts a high-performing...
September 9, 2013
Homeowners who can no longer afford to pay their mortgages consider bringing their financial lives under control with a short sale. For many, a short sale can result in stability without the severe consequences of foreclosure or bankruptcy....
September 6, 2013
As we increasingly rely on E-filing tax returns, we increase the efficiency of IRS operations and our convenience. We also strip away some crucial layers of...