5 Halloween Headaches and How Insurance Can Help

When ghosts and goblins run amok, only people with the right insurance will be in luck. Find out which policies pay when Halloween pranks are more trick than treat — or when something more serious happens. 1. Your car gets egged Last year, insurance claims related to car vandalism increased on Halloween and the days … Continued

What the Government Shutdown Means for Home Loans

The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. Also, it could mean financial hardship for some federal government employees facing mortgage payments without their regular … Continued

5 Ways to Save Energy During the Dog Days of Summer

“Holy crap.” That was my shocked response to the first utility bill of summer. A month of running the air conditioner jacked my bill up by over $100. I suddenly found myself considering the pros and cons of living in the basement until Labor Day. If summer utility bills are scorching your budget, take heart. With these … Continued