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What is an FHA loan? A solution for people with poor credit.

What is an FHA loan? It's a solution for would-be homebuyers with poor credit.

What is an FHA loan?

First-time buyers and those with sketchy credit are the ones who should be asking, ‘What is an FHA loan?’

You’re a few years out of college, you’ve started a family and you’re trying to figure out how to come up with a mortgage down payment, traditionally 20%.

Or you’ve...

We are all vulnerable to many types of cyber crimes.

We are all vulnerable to many types of cyber crimes.

The different types of cyber crimes

By Tristan Hoag on March 08, 2018

Protecting yourself in the time of cyber criminals involves recognizing the various types of cyber crimes and knowing how to avoid them

While the internet brings the world to our fingertips, it also brings the fingertips of the rest of the world back to you. As Internet...

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, public service may not solve your financial woes.

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, public service may not solve your financial woes.

Student loan forgiveness: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

By Mary Van Doren on February 22, 2018

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, public service is a viable option – or is it?

As everyone who’s ever even contemplated higher education knows, taking out student loans is a costly, if necessary, way to finance it....

Parents should understand IRS laws before claiming a child on taxes.

If you're confused about who you can claim as an exemption, consult IRS regulations.

Claiming a child on taxes

By Mary Van Doren on February 08, 2018

Once you understand the IRS definition of ‘dependent,’ you can claim a child on taxes without fear

It’s one of the most confusing parts of the tax code for most people – and it’s one of the first questions on Form 1040.

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Dower rights are limited to real estate

Dower rights are limited to real estate

What are dower rights?

A look at dower rights and how they're changing to reflect a shifting society

As the United States moves slowly towards a more nuanced and inclusive definition of equality, it's leaving behind the legal vestiges of a harsher past. Dower rights are one of these...

When is probate required? California probate filing form

This form from the state of California is used to file for probate and get the process started.

When is probate required?

Simple answers to the complex question, When is probate required?  

Many...

Make your taxes less taxing

Make your taxes less taxing

By Robyn on March 15, 2017

Income taxes are due this year on April 18th.

Even with the best of intentions and a lifetime of experience, filling out a tax return can be a complicated and time-consuming affair. If you make a mistake or forget any information, you could be subject to IRS penalties or a delayed refund...

Expert Article: Hit and Run Accidents

By finn on November 17, 2015

As the number of hit-and-run accidents continues to grow nationwide, understanding what to do in the situation becomes more relevant. So we turned to JustAnswer Expert, LegalKnowledge, for some expert answers. As a licensed...

Lottery Ticket

True or False: It's easier to win the lottery than get U.S. citizenship

By Carolyn Hauck on November 10, 2015

Are you more likely to win the lottery than obtain U.S. citizenship? Can you guess? Below are the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) numbers on how many people were granted citizenship for the last 14 years:

 

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