It’s not a happy thought, but what if you had a stroke and were incapacitated for weeks? Who would pay your bills or make health decisions for you? No one without court intervention if you haven’t take the steps to give the person of your choice permission to speak for you.
In 2011, more than 8.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft and the average victim spent 500 hours and $3,000 to restore their good name and credit. Who needs that?
Imagine being pulled from your bed in the middle of night and taken from home wearing only your pajamas. Now imagine that you’re only 3 years old. That’s a regular occurrence for children before they’re brought to the Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill, one of three non-profits that will receive proceeds from our annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Gas prices are going up; paychecks are going down. Some extra cash about now would go a long way, wouldn’t it? It’s time to take our Debt Slimdown Challenge and be entered to win $500 that can help you pay off bills.
A recent settlement in a class-action suit gives merchants the ability to charge customers a fee to process credit cards during purchases, although several major retailers say they do not plan to add the surcharge.
Want to know more about investing but don’t know how to get started? Join Family Trust’s free “Know Your Dough” workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the York County Library and you can learn all about it.
Identity theft isn’t new, although taking steps to protect your personal information has taken on a new urgency in South Carolina due to the massive data breach exposed this fall. Employers can help workers understand the implications and encourage them to take steps to protect their identity.
Used to be, no one paid much attention to their credit score or its impact on their pocketbook. Today, most folks know that the score is used not only for mortgages and credit cards, but by some potential employers, and insurance and utility companies.
Within the next few days many of you will be receiving a letter or email from the SC Department of Revenue. The letter will notify SC residents who were exposed by the highly publicized breach of the SCDOR data in September 2012.
So your car is totaled and your insurance will pay off your loan, right? Wrong. Auto insurance in most cases will only cover the cash value of your car minus the deductible. But you can learn how to get extended coverage at our next Know Your Dough workshop Jan. 8.