12 Ways to Get Out of Financial Trouble

It’s no secret that most people are dealing with some form of debt.  The biggest culprits being mortgages, student loans and credit cards.  Carrying a balance each month can feel like a...

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Taxes?

Tax Day is April 15th.  If you owe the IRS and miss the tax deadline there will be consequences.  We’re not just talking about the typical penalties and interest either.  The repercussions get more...

Everything You Need to Know About Tax Refunds

Most people who file a tax return walk away with a refund. Although you may feel like you've won the lottery, a tax refund isn’t free money from the government. It’s actually your own money you’re...

How to Protect Yourself at the ATM

Urban legend says that if you’re being robbed at an ATM, entering your PIN in reverse will silently alert the police.  Despite the rumor’s popularity, the security feature doesn’t exist.  Flipping...

21 Must-Watch Tax Movies

Now that your taxes are hopefully out of the way, it’s time to have some fun.  We’ve come up with a list of must-watch movies that involve taxes in some way, shape, or form. Have you seen any...

Low loan rates spur activity

With mortgage rates reaching a record low this week nationally, local lenders say they are getting many more requests from people who want to refinance. Some rates are between 4.5 and 4.75 percent for a 30-year fixed loan in the Triad. "Our refinance activity has...

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Can a reverse mortgage help you have a better retirement?

Three years ago, Loxahatchee resident James Gamble was preparing for retirement. His home was paid off, he wasn't married, and he has no children needing an inheritance. So to finance his retirement -- and a summer home in West Virginia -- Gamble took out a reverse...

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Home buyers who missed tax credit coming out ahead

Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for a housing tax credit might have the last laugh. For a variety of reasons, they could end up saving more than the $8,000 they could have received from the tax refund: In some neighborhoods and price ranges, sellers are...

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