Financial Tips for Obtaining a Mortgage Loan


In January 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a new mortgage regulation, which sets forth stricter underwriting requirements for mortgage lenders. The regulation requires lenders to ensure a borrower’s ability to repay a loan by taking a variety of underwriting precautions, including verifying income and assets and increasing debt-to-income ratios. The regulation implements sections […]

Wrapping Up Financial Literacy Month


April is Financial Literacy Month so we thought we’d share some of our favorite resources with you (better late than never right?). Many organizations offer information that is either specifically addressed to women or can help with issues that often create special challenges for women. Here are a few resources you might find useful. First […]

Disaster Survivors Frequently Targeted by Scam Artists


If you’re a survivor of the recent flooding, tornadoes, and thunderstorms that have affected parts of the country, you’ve probably got your hands full getting your life back in order. Unfortunately, the aftermath of these disasters also brings out unscrupulous scam artists looking to prey on disaster victims. Some of the most common scenarios for […]