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Your Identity Has Been Stolen: NOW WHAT?

The Equifax cyberbreach almost seems like an old news story but I assure you, the main plot is yet to unfold.  On July 29th, Equifax discovered hackers had stolen critical data of 143 million Americans.  Do you think you are one of the lucky ones who was not affected?  Probably not.  Think about it.  There […]

New Restrictions on Reverse Mortgages and the Effect on Senior Citizens

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced its intentions to change the requirements for its reverse mortgage program — specifically, to raise premiums and tighten up the limits on loans. But such a change could have tremendous ramifications for senior citizens, and there’s not much time to plan; the proposed revisions to […]

Reverse Mortgage Restrictions

Quitting Smoking & Investing in Stocks

Thank You, Dad.

Recently, my father passed away one week shy of his 99th birthday.  Right up until his short hospital stay, he was living on his own, keeping his own yard, driving and coming into the office every day.    As I reflect on my best friend, I realize just how lucky I was to have him for […]

You’re a Smoker? Would You Rather Be a Millionaire?

I’m actually impressed by how many fewer people smoke today than a couple of decades ago.  Maybe the federal mandate requiring large-size warnings with all cigarette ads really did make a difference.  For those of you who still smoke, particularly younger folks, you’ll want to avoid New York City.  They just raised the price of […]

3 Steps to Getting Out of Debt

3 Steps to Getting Out of Debt

In spite of how much the general public dislikes the idea of debt, many people are collecting more of it every day. Excessive debt is one of the things that hinders financial success the most, so if you find yourself in this situation, there are three things you should do to get back on the […]

Alabama Accountability Act

Help a Child Get a Better Education…for FREE

I was speaking with a mayoral candidate who wants to focus on improving education in the inner-city schools.  He said a high percentage of high school graduates scored less than 10% on math competency test.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  A good education is the foundation for a better life and critical […]