• Can You Get an Airline Ticket Refund Due to Postponed Olympics or Coronavirus? Mar. 30th 2020
    (TNS)—Getting a refund from an airline has never been easy, and it hasn’t become more so in this time of chaos in the airline industry and elsewhere. I’d welcome you to The Twilight Zone, but anyone who has tried to get an airline refund, even if the flyer has died, has already visited The TZ. […] The post Can You Get an Airline Ticket Refund Due to Postponed Olympics or Coronavirus? appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Coronavirus and Other Threats This Tax Season Mar. 24th 2020
    (TNS)—Tax filers now want to keep COVID-19 in mind, as well as other potential threats. The Internal Revenue Service has its own special page dedicated to tax-related coronavirus updates. [The deadline for filing is now July 15, not April 15.] For those with health savings accounts, the IRS said high-deductible plans can pay for 2019 […] The post Coronavirus and Other Threats This Tax Season appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Real Estate Q&A: How Is Coronavirus Affecting the Residential Market? Mar. 22nd 2020
    (TNS)—Coronavirus has changed the way we live, and I have received many questions about how it is affecting the real estate market. So far, the residential real estate market has kept moving. While a few transactions have canceled, the vast majority are moving forward. Lenders are lending, and interest rates are strong. If you are […] The post Real Estate Q&A: How Is Coronavirus Affecting the Residential Market? appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Protecting Yourself From Coronavirus While Flying Mar. 19th 2020
    (TNS)—If you must fly during the coronavirus outbreak, how might you protect yourself? Don’t eat on the plane. That’s one of the tips suggested by Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, at a recent news conference: If it’s a short trip, consider not eating. When you eat, you […] The post Protecting Yourself From Coronavirus While Flying appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Can Your 401(k) Stay Healthy as Stock Market Sickens? Mar. 10th 2020
    (TNS)—Worst week since the market crash? Don’t panic. Billions of dollars in wealth evaporating in a matter of days? Hang in there. An infectious disease that could tank the economy and depress stock prices even more? This might be a good time to buy. Financial advisers are telling clients to maintain a steady course in […] The post Can Your 401(k) Stay Healthy as Stock Market Sickens? appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Was Too Much Money Deposited Into Your Bank? It May Be a Scam Mar. 03rd 2020
    (TNS)—A Troy, Mich., man picked up the phone and a man who called himself Alex Wade was on the line. Wade, who said he worked at Amazon, claimed that a drastic mistake took place where too much money had been refunded from an earlier purchase and deposited into the man’s bank account. The man needed […] The post Was Too Much Money Deposited Into Your Bank? It May Be a Scam appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Homeownership Trends: Report Shows Some Don’t Know Their Interest Rate Feb. 24th 2020
    Interest rates are often a big motivational factor when it comes to home-buying. High interest rates? Buyers may not bite. Low, however, and the market tends to The post Homeownership Trends: Report Shows Some Don’t Know Their Interest Rate appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Eager to Sell Your House? Try Describing It as ‘Adorable’ Feb. 18th 2020
    (TNS)—Mary Beth Hurtado wields a kind of linguistic artistry to describe a house she’s trying to sell. The good words: Classic. Stunning. Backyard paradise. Turnkey. Newly renovated. Redeemed to perfection. The bad: Handyman special. Motivated seller. Tiny. Basement. “Basement sounds like a dirty old stone basement,” said the 20-year real estate agent for RE/MAX in […] The post Eager to Sell Your House? Try Describing It as ‘Adorable’ appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Tornado Warnings Issued in California: How to Prepare for the Next One Feb. 09th 2020
    As Christmas Day neared its end in 2019, Californians in parts of Santa Barbara and Orange County received an unexpected tornado warning due to a risk caused by heavy rain, snow and winds, resulting in a winter storm. Are you prepared for a possible tornado or other natural disaster? Do you have adequate insurance, current […] The post Tornado Warnings Issued in California: How to Prepare for the Next One appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Latest Tax Scam Holds Your Info for Ransom: Here’s How to Spot It and Other Fraud Feb. 06th 2020
    (TNS)—Most of us find it nerve-racking enough that we’re forced to focus on gathering our piles of paperwork to fill out our tax returns. Now adding to our stress, we must watch out for tax season scam artists, too. The crooks are everywhere from the gym parking lot to the latest emails and text messages. […] The post Latest Tax Scam Holds Your Info for Ransom: Here’s How to Spot It and Other Fraud appeared first on RISMedia.