A Craigslist Scammer Has My Address: Should I Be Worried?

A Craigslist Scammer Has My Address: Should I Be Worried?

Last week I received an email from a reader with the subject line: “a Craigslist scammer has my address – should I be worried?” and wanted to share my response with you. The reader unknowingly gave their address to a Craigslist scammer and is now...
3 Craigslist Rental Scams to Watch Out For

3 Craigslist Rental Scams to Watch Out For

Having a difficult time finding a great apartment or rental house on Craigslist? I feel your pain because I’ve been there too. During a booming housing market it can be almost impossible to find a decent apartment at an affordable price. The worst part is that...

Car Title Loan Requirements and How They Work

A car title loan is a short-term, high interest loan. Your vehicle title serves as collateral for the loan. So, how do car title loans work and how much cash can you get? To qualify for a loan you must be listed as the legal owner of the vehicle on the title. The...
Crowdfunding Tips: 7 Steps to a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Crowdfunding Tips: 7 Steps to a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Suddenly money seems to be flowing from the Internet and into new creative projects, small businesses and charitable causes. How do you get your hands on some? There’s good news for crowdfunding newbies: your money is out there waiting. More people are willing to...
3 Tax Refund Anticipation Loan Alternatives

3 Tax Refund Anticipation Loan Alternatives

If you’re hoping to get a Tax Refund Anticipation loan this year, think again. All year a percentage of your hard-earned money is taken out of your paycheck and goes straight to the IRS. The entire process is automated and you never see a single penny of it....
Does Walmart Cash Personal Checks?

Does Walmart Cash Personal Checks?

Need to cash a personal check? You’re not alone. On my commute I pass countless check cashing stores that will cash payroll, tax refund and even personal checks. But what about cashing personal checks at the grocery store or at Walmart? I recently received an email...