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Dear Liz: My boyfriend is deployed. I have his power of attorney, and during his deployment I have paid off all of his credit card debt. The accounts now need to be closed because they are ones that were acquired with his former wife. I know you say...
When he purchased the Lowe's gift card in March 2011, Jesse Houk thought it was an incredible deal. The home improvement chain had a special in which it would add 10 percent to any card purchased — roughly the equivalent of sales tax. It...
Tags: Washington, DC, Jon Yates, Craigslist, Inc.
Q: A mortgage broker advised us several years ago to split our mortgage into a $400,000 mortgage and a $100,000 line of credit (we had $300,000 total available on the home equity line of credit. A few months ago, we refinanced our $400,000 mortgage...
By Jennifer Sheehan, Of The Morning Call It's a store fit for a treasure hunt. "There's no predictability on what we'll have each week," says Janet Kolepp, manager of ReStore in Whitehall Township. Based in what was once the Circuit City electronics...
The fixing up of distressed properties for resale, rent or residing in is doing more than helping neighborhoods recover and look prettier than they did in the depths of the housing crisis. The activity is proving to be a huge shot in the arm for the...
A 25th Street insurance agent, Ken Abrams, got to the heart of what makes his neighborhood stand out. "There is a lot of diversity in the Old Goucher neighborhood. and we are proud of it," he said. "But this feature is not as well known as it should be."...
The change of seasons is a great time to reevaluate where you are financially. Here are some tips to help you save money this fall. Weatherproof Your Home A great fall home improvement is weatherproofing your home. Reduce energy costs this winter by...
The Hartford CourantIn the most optimistic scenario, Cristine and Ron Kern will move back into their Marlborough split-level ranch sometime in mid-October, the storm damage repaired. Curious storm trackers, of course, are already wondering which storm penetrated the Kerns'...
Dear Liz: I have read tons of books on finance and debt repayment, but I'm having trouble deciding what to do next. My husband and I are 52. He receives a monthly disability income, and I work two days a week. We still have about $105,000 left before...
Tags: Social Security, ING Group, Business, Mortgages, Banking
A room in a box. Well, maybe not one box, maybe several. But that's the idea behind 3Flat, a new company owned by the Lowe's home-improvement chain that has decided to cater to the light remodeling needs of urban dwellers who are short on space and time....
Spend a sunny summer weekend snooping around your house. Look for paint that is peeling and cracks that need sealing. What other simple jobs could you do that will reduce or eliminate costly repairs later? By keeping up on small maintenance jobs you can...
Luis Lopez and Theresa Vazquez felt their home renovation was in good hands because the work was being done through a federal government program, which they assumed would require everything to be in order. Yet when a problem arose, Uncle Sam wouldn't...
Tags: Business, Eric Davis, Whitehall, Allentown, Media Industry
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