Open a Bank Account to Speed Receiving Your IRS Economic Impact Payments

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has been working to develop resources that will make it easier for consumers without a bank account to find a bank that can open an account online without going into a branch: https://www.fdic.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments/ If you do not have an account, many banks offer ways to open one remotely – online

Cuídese de las estafas con cheques y los fraudes en los pagos relacionados con el coronavirus

El 30 de marzo, el Departamento del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos anunció que la distribución de cheques de estímulo debido al coronavirus ya estaba en marcha a través de pagos automáticos. Los cheques de estímulo, al igual que una devolución de impuestos, estarán a cargo del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (Internal Revenue Service, IRS).

Scammers Using Fear about the Coronavirus to Sell False Promises

Coronavirus scams are spreading. With requests for false charity donations and offers of vaccines, treatments, and cheap supplies, scammers are trying to take advantage of consumers’ pandemic fears. Companies are selling products with false claims they can prevent or cure the Coronavirus. By law, these companies would need evidence to back up their claims. Instead,

PACE Program Causing Some Homeowners to Lose Homes

We’re sharing this recent article from the San Joaquin Valley Sun newspaper, Special Financing for Solar Projects Proves Sticky for Valley Residents.  The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program gives homeowners an opportunity to finance solar panels, as well as other energy-efficient improvements, for their homes with little to no up-front costs. Instead, the

June is Homeownership month

June Is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate the benefits that homeownership brings to families, neighborhoods, and communities across America. Research shows that a household’s primary residence is its largest asset and continues to provide an important building block for long-term financial security. Recognition of homeownership began as a week-long celebration in 1995, and was later proclaimed