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SMART RENTING SERIES – Problems, Remedies, and Resolutions posted on Aug 31

Many tenants do not give the landlord trouble with being able to pay rent on time, and many landlords follow all their responsibilities. But when there is a problem, how should it be resolved? There are various remedies that can address a host of problems   …Continue Reading SMART RENTING SERIES – Problems, Remedies, and Resolutions

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Foreign Currency Exchange posted on Aug 20

Traveling to a foreign country presents various challenges for travelers, but perhaps none is more misunderstood than foreign currency exchange.  Not only must travelers be mindful of exchange rates when converting funds, but the means through which money is exchanged can also result in costly   …Continue Reading Foreign Currency Exchange

Scam Log Analysis: July 2015 posted on Aug 18

Scam Log Analysis: July 2015

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation compiles publicly available scam, identity theft, and fraud complaints from around the Commonwealth via police logs, news outlets, and other sources, as well as through the Office’s Consumer Information Hotline. Below is a quantitative analysis of   …Continue Reading Scam Log Analysis: July 2015

Looking for an Apartment? Check Out Part 1 of our Smart Renting Series posted on Aug 13

Deciding where to rent, especially in a new location, can be an especially difficult decision for any potential renter, particularly when he or she does not know how or where to look. Below are some factors for apartment searches to consider. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU CAN   …Continue Reading Looking for an Apartment? Check Out Part 1 of our Smart Renting Series

Don’t Overspend on Textbooks this Semester posted on Aug 11

With the school year fast approaching, many college students and parents are getting ready to purchase this semester’s textbooks. What many parents and students may not know is that they can purchase or rent textbooks from various sellers for a lower price than what they   …Continue Reading Don’t Overspend on Textbooks this Semester

5 Reasons You Should Check Your Credit Report Right Now posted on Aug 7

  1) Spot Identity Theft Getting your credit report is one of the best ways you can check if you have been a victim of identity theft. Unchecked identity theft can severely affect your credit. Would you want an identity thief to open a line   …Continue Reading 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Credit Report Right Now