Category: Money

Protecting Your Money

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

How many times have you heard that expression? Even in favorable economic times, otherwise cautious people can be duped by get-rich-quick schemes or investments that promise unrealistic returns. But when times get hard, folks increasingly fall for these scams in their quest to make ends meet.

Check Your Application Status Online

There’s a lot you can do at Social Security’s website, and it’s easy to locate — just go to www.socialsecurity.gov. You can estimate your retirement benefits, find out what kinds of government benefits you might qualify for and even apply for benefits online.

Five Tips For Shopping At Liquidation Sales

One of the unfortunate consequences of a bad economy is a stream of liquidation sales, where retailers slash prices to unload merchandise before going out of business. Consumers can find some great bargains at these sales, but there are pitfalls to avoid in order to get a good deal.