Money Tips

Social Security

You may start collecting Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62.  However the longer you wait, the higher the monthly payments you and possibly your spouse will recieve.  Wait until you're 70 and your payment will increase by 76%. Take some time to consider your options around...Read more

Buying a Home in a Tight Market

Advice for home-buying in this seller's market: Don’t be the buyer who waits until the weekend to view a home.  By then it could be sold.  Ask your agent to find out what’s important to the seller.  Craft your offer around the sellers interests.  To make your offer really stand out, include a...Read more

Phishing

If we get a phone call or a text that it must be coming from a legitimate source right?  No! Criminals are using a technique known as “robo-calling” using a computer to randomly call or send text messages claiming that your card has been blocked with instructions you can follow to unblock the...Read more

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