Personal Finance

Preparing for the End of the Mortgage Forbearance Under the CARES Act; Options for Homeowners

For many people, the month of February 2021 will mark the end of their mortgage forbearance under the CARES Act. This leaves many questions about how to manage missed payments and what will happen if someone cannot pay those accumulated amounts. This article will help explain the choices people have to manage their mortgages.

Posted on December 10, 2020

Creating a Budget for Your Family

It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses.

Posted on October 27, 2020

Put an Inexpensive Bow on the Holidays

Although November 27th is the traditional kick off of the holiday season, decorations of all kinds are already flooding the retail stores and advertisers are working hard to put us in the “spending mood” earlier and earlier every year. This creates an opportunity to make a spending plan that will get us through the season and help keep it meaningful.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Steps to Take to be Covered by the National Eviction Moratorium

What you need to know about the national eviction moratorium and how to ensure you are protected. LInks to sample document to provide to landlords.

Posted on September 15, 2020

Credit Scores and Options for Free Credit Reports

This video covers difference in popular credit score models FICO and VantageScore and a quick overview of sites where you can obtain a free credit report or score.

Posted on July 24, 2020

Choosing Your Free Credit Report

It is always a good time to check your credit report, but which free source should you choose? Here is a list and some things to look for before you provide your personal information.

Posted on May 11, 2020

A Simple, Meaningful Father's Day

Father's Day is a day that people come together and honor the important father figures in their lives. This year, plan a celebration that is meaningful and leaves memories that last a lifetime.

Posted on May 11, 2020

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus Scams

From deals on masks to offers of loans, scams related to the coronavirus pandemic are everywhere. Here the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put together a list of ways to protect yourself and your money from scammers.

Posted on May 7, 2020

WASHINGTON PART OF MULTI-STATE STUDENT EDUCATION LOAN SERVICER INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE BORROWERS FINANCIAL RELIEF

Washington borrowers with commercially-owned Federal Family Education Program Loans or privately held student loans who are struggling to make their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for expanded relief.

Posted on April 21, 2020

Mortgage, Credit, Debts and COVID-19 - Protect Your Finances

Many creditors are offering ways to avoid making payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is that the best for your finances? There are options for staying on top of bills during this time and avoid jeopardizing your future.

Posted on April 15, 2020