Scams Heat Up During Medicare Open Enrollment Nov. 19th 2019
(TNS)—Medicare open enrollment is ongoing and ends December 7. And you better believe the scammers know it. Maybe it’s someone making a call, claiming to be from your insurance company and demanding information on the spot. Some scammers say you’ll need to buy a gift card or wire money soon so that you won’t lose […] The post Scams Heat Up During Medicare Open Enrollment appeared first on RISMedia.
Considering a Video Doorbell? Read This First! Nov. 13th 2019
Smart home lovers likely rejoice at the continued flood of smart house accessories on the market, one of which are video security doorbells. According to the experts at Alarm New England, installing a doorbell camera can help secure your home and eliminate risks associated with opening the door for strangers, and law enforcement agencies across […] The post Considering a Video Doorbell? Read This First! appeared first on RISMedia.
New Survey Reveals Holiday Travel Planning Trends Nov. 12th 2019
(TNS)—One of the busiest travel seasons of the year is right around the corner. As the holiday season approaches, new research from the Travel Channel reveals insight into the travel plans and preferences of Americans—most importantly, how many of them are planning to take an end-of-year vacation. Clearly, U.S. travelers have been saving vacation days. […] The post New Survey Reveals Holiday Travel Planning Trends appeared first on RISMedia.
Is Your Family Safe From Tipping Furniture? Nov. 06th 2019
While many of us think about safety in our vehicles, safety at home is often less front and center, especially when it comes to furniture safety. Lawmakers recently introduced the Stop Tip-Overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act (STURDY) that would direct the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt a stronger, mandatory […] The post Is Your Family Safe From Tipping Furniture? appeared first on RISMedia.
For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing a Home Won’t Come Cheap Nov. 05th 2019
(TNS)—Chris and Dennis Cavner, in their early 70s, are preparing to move less than two blocks away into a 2,720-square-foot, ranch-style house they bought this year. But first a renovation is underway, taking the 45-year-old property all the way back to its studs. When the work is completed, these baby boomers are confident the move […] The post For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing a Home Won’t Come Cheap appeared first on RISMedia.
How the Fed’s Interest Rate Decisions Affect Mortgage Rates Nov. 03rd 2019
(TNS)—The Fed lowered rates by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, for the third time this year, in an 8-2 vote. Citing “global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures” in a statement released by the Federal Reserve, policymakers dropped the target range for the federal funds rate to 1-1/2 […] The post How the Fed’s Interest Rate Decisions Affect Mortgage Rates appeared first on RISMedia.
Check In on Holiday Airfares Oct. 09th 2019
(TNS)—Filled your gas tank recently? You probably noticed an uptick in prices and may have attributed it to the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities. Then, if you’re a worrier, you said, “If I’m paying this much at the pump, can airfares be far behind?” No, because… It takes time for fuel increases to cycle […] The post Check In on Holiday Airfares appeared first on RISMedia.
How Retirees Can Check If They’re Having Enough Taxes Withheld Oct. 08th 2019
(TNS)—If you’re retired or soon to retire, one big thing you’ll need to ask is: Am I going to be socked with a huge income tax bill come April? “During the first year or two of retirement, it’s a big transition tax-wise,” said George W. Smith, a certified public accountant with his own firm in […] The post How Retirees Can Check If They’re Having Enough Taxes Withheld appeared first on RISMedia.
Hurricanes Take a Toll on Homes: How Homeowners Can Protect Their Biggest Investment Oct. 02nd 2019
It’s hurricane season, and for millions of Americans and others, that means getting ready to not only protect themselves and their families, but also the single biggest investment of their lives—their homes. Catastrophic property losses and damages due to hurricanes are becoming more commonplace. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2017 alone, Hurricanes Maria, […] The post Hurricanes Take a Toll on Homes: How Homeowners Can Protect Their Biggest Investment appeared first on RISMedia.
Real Estate Q&A: What Happens When a Storm Disrupts Home Deals? Sep. 09th 2019
(TNS)—Q: I have been on a tear, damaging homes up the Atlantic coast. How does this affect people who are under contract to buy or sell a home? – Dorian (yes, that Dorian!) A: Here in Florida, we are experienced in dealing with you and your siblings. When we get wind that you are coming […] The post Real Estate Q&A: What Happens When a Storm Disrupts Home Deals? appeared first on RISMedia.