• How to Handle an Airline Overbooking

    How to Handle an Airline Overbooking
    Apr 26, 2017
    If you caught the video from April 9th of a man being forcibly dragged from a United Express plane bound for Louisville, you may be left with a number of questions about your rights when an airline overbooks. Although the Department of Transportation is investigating United Airlines regarding their compliance with federal regulations in this case, it can be disconcerting to learn that an airline may deny boarding to you when they oversell tickets, and even require that you disembark from an overbooked flight. Here are the facts about overbooking that you need to know in order to protect yourself as a consumer, and make the most of the situation, if an airline seeks to “re-accommodate” you.
  • Five Essential Tips for Working With a Contractor

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    Apr 14, 2017
    Ready to invest in a home remodeling project and in need of assurance that the contractor you hire will give you the results you want at a reasonable price? Gain peace of mind, and avoid being blindsided by expensive blunders, by following these pointers for working with a contractor you can trust to get the job done.
  • Safety Tips for Cashing in on Spring Cleaning

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    Apr 07, 2017
    With the arrival of spring, now is an ideal time to turn the clutter taking up space in your home into cash. Are you considering selling unneeded furniture, clothes, electronics or other items online through a service like Craigslist or eBay? While in most cases these transactions go smoothly, our members who have worked in law enforcement would undoubtedly agree that it’s important to remember that criminals have been known to target victims from these sites for illicit activities such as fraud, robbery and even assault. To stay safe and avoid falling prey to any ploys to steal your money, follow these precautions when selling online.
  • How to Manage the Incidental Expenses of College

    How to Manage the Incidental Expenses of College
    Mar 31, 2017
    While it’s common knowledge that the cost of a college education can be staggering, what is all too frequently overlooked are the accumulative expenditures beyond tuition, fees, and room and board that tend to accompany the “college experience.” From campus parking permits to late night runs to cafés off campus, these incidentals might easily add up to several hundred dollars per week. But by anticipating them early and planning accordingly, you can maximize your dollars and avoid being blindsided by unexpected bills. Here are some typical expenses to be aware of when building a college budget – and a few tips on ways to save.
  • When Does It Make Sense to Refinance Your Mortgage?

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    Mar 24, 2017
    Are you considering joining the millions of homeowners who have saved thousands of dollars every year by refinancing their mortgage? Despite last Wednesday’s quarter-point rise in the federal funds rate, interest rates remain historically low. Moreover, you may have other compelling reasons to pay off your current mortgage and take out a new loan with more favorable terms for your current situation. Following are a few ways in which you may stand to benefit from refinancing your mortgage.

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