A teen didn’t know where she wanted to go to college. Then she was accepted to more than 50.
Seventeen-year-old Jakelia Baker was accepted to more than 50 colleges and awarded about $1.3 million in scholarships.
Understanding Title Insurance and How It Impacts Your Mortgage Loan
Title insurance protects you and your lender from title disputes and other ownership issues that may arise. Here are just a few ways that title insurance can impact your mortgage.
How to Dock a Boat: Our 10 Top Tips
Bringing your boat to the dock is both a basic skill and an imperative one. These 10 top tips will help make sure you avoid docking damage and embarrassment.
How to give your home to your children tax-free
In order for the transaction to work properly, you’ve got to plan ahead. Here is a rundown of your options.
How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?
You can’t pinpoint the ideal amount of life insurance you should buy down to the penny. But you can make a sound estimate if you consider your current financial situation…
10 Everyday Things That Cost More Than Term Life Insurance
Adults and parents worry. We worry about our family’s health, safety, financial security and future. But more families need to put their money where their heart is by buying term life insurance. (This is the most affordable type when initially purchased and provides protection for a specific period of time or the “term”.) However, the issue isn’t a matter of hypocrisy, but a lack of research and financial literacy. According to a Life Happens and LIMRA study from this year, 65% of households have not purchased life insurance because they think it’s too costly. To show that this is a common misconception, the study asked Americans to estimate the cost of a 20-year, $250,000 level term life insurance policy for a healthy 30-year-old male. Eight in 10 people overestimated the cost, saying it…
The List (aka what financial documents you should keep safe—and dry)
(This post originally ran in July of 2011, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it seems pertinent to run it again--especially in light of the advice in the last paragraph.) How many of you have legal and financial documents stashed in different drawers in different locations? Perhaps you have some in your home safe, some in drawers in the bedroom, others in the den and more in the office. What happens when you become sick or die? Does any one person know where all the documents are located? Probably not, including you. The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article, The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die, addressing just this problem. The article was two pages long, very detailed and well written, so let me give you a synopsis of…
5 Myths about Travel Agents
There are many misconceptions about travel agents due to the ever-changing travel industry. Here are some of the most common myths about travel agents.
What Gene Wilder's Death Can Teach You About Estate Planning
Gene Wilder, who died Aug 29th at age 83 from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease, kept his illness hidden from most people for at least three years. Is this a common approach? What have you seen in your practice in how to deal with these issues? What are some “red flags” to be watchful of …
How to Maintain an Air Conditioner
Central air and window conditioners require routine maintenance to keep them operating at peak efficiency. It's important to know how a system's main parts function. Learn to troubleshoot a central air and room conditioner system.