Smelling Smoke from Wildfires? Scammers Smell Opportunity

We have been masking up to protect ourselves from spreading the coronavirus, and now we are facing another state emergency, simultaneously fighting two dozen significant wildfires. Statewide, 1.1 million acres have burned and nearly 240,000 Californians have been evacuated from their homes. BEWARE of scams! The fires have added another layer of devastation and stress,

CFPB Launches New Mortgage and Housing Assistance Website

In the early onset of the COVID-19 crisis, California Governor Newsom requested credit unions and state-chartered banks, mortgage lenders and loan servicers to provide financial relief for consumers and homeowners affected by the pandemic.  However, some homeowners and/or renters are still not seeing the relief and the current financial situation seems to have worsen. We

2020 U.S. Census is Almost Here, So Beware of Early Census Doorknockers

April 1 is National Census Day, which is quickly approaching. Recently, you should have received your 2020 Census questionnaire in the mail with instructions and your Census ID for online completion. Your response is important, kept confidential, and is required by law. You can respond three ways: mail, phone, or online!  While completing the Census is important,

U.S. Department of Education Provides Information on How to Request a Forbearance during this Pandemic

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, you can become stressed at the thought of not being able to meet your monthly household bills. While colleges and universities campuses are closed, that doesn’t stop your loan servicer from expecting your student loan payments. Federal Student loan borrowers can request temporary relief (interest-free forbearance) from monthly payments. However, a