Tips and how-tos
It sounds like a great idea to provide more protection to the consumers. Especially after what happened in mortgage industry these recent years. But do we need a new government agency (CFPA) to get into what seemingly mostly about personal responsibilities and decision making?
How to expose unscrupulous realty agents – marketwatch.com
Like others, real estate industry has players who are lack of professionalism and sometimes unethical. Educated buyers have a better chance to understand and identify these behaviors that work against them.
This article provides some homework that a buyer can do before hiring a agent.
Consumer resource and tips from Ripoff Report – ripoffreport.com
Always a good resource from RepoffReport.com for protecting your identity, avoiding scams and some other tips.
Protect yourself from ID theft, a great guide on credit freeze and thaw – clarkhoward.com
Do you know you can seal your credit by "freezing" it? If you lost your critical financial information or worried about being a ID theft victim, this temporary measurement can give you a peace of mind. It does cost some money to freeze and unfreeze it, but for most of the people the cost is unsubstantial.
The article is from my consumer advocate hero, Clark Howard.
College 529 prepaid tuition plans at risk – bankrate.com
While many 529 college savings plan investors know all too well that their investments can decline in value, 529 prepaid tuition plan holders may not be aware that their plans may be in trouble, too.
High-yield home improvements: looking to boost the market value of your home? The word is kitchens pay off; pools don't. Here's why – findarticles.com
Some improvements are not going to boost the value of your home.
The 10 must-have features in today's new homes - MarketWatch – marketwatch.com
As people turn frugal and homes become smaller, these highly functional features that are sought after by a lot of homeowners.
7 places you should be checking around your home - MSN Real Estate – realestate.msn.com
By identifying the problems earlier, you will save a lot of money avoiding spending it on major repairs.
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The mistake that plunged my credit score 200 points - Life Inc. – lifeinc.today.com
Co-signing for someone may look like a good deed, but the consequence can be detrimental if they don't keep up with their obligation to pay.
It's never a good thing to co-sign for someone unless you are very rich and can afford to pay their debt obligation if they fail to do so.