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Home Loans & Finances
Four Steps to Refinance After Bankruptcy
September 23, 2017
Refinancing after a bankruptcy can seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Within six months after your bankruptcy has been finalized, you can find lenders willing to refinance your mortgage. In fact, refinancing your mortgage can help rebuild your credit to good standing in two year’s time. The following steps will help you find the best refinance lender while helping your rebuild your credit record.

Health & LifeStyle
Bend the knee… and experience GAME OF THRONES: The Touring Exhibition
September 22, 2017
Select fans suffering from Westerosi withdrawal might just be in luck. Beginning on October 28th, fans in Barcelona, Spain will be treated to “an up-close and personal look at the authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the groundbreaking show” courtesy of Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition.

Resources & Support
Disaster Food Relief from Hurricane Harvey to residents in Harris County starting Friday, Sept. 22.
September 20, 2017
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. D-SNAP is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to electricity and grocery stores. Benefits are loaded on a Lone Star Card within three days of applying, and the amount is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits, based on household size.

Resources & Support
FEMA Disaster Assistance: What You Need To Know. If you are a disaster survivor, you may qualify for federal assistance. FEMA disaster assistance application expires November 30, 2017.
September 19, 2017
Time is of the essence. If you suffered property damage or loss directly caused by the latest hurricanes, you are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and apply for disaster assistance even if you have insurance. Help may be available for uninsured or underinsured losses or when insurance claims are not promptly settled.

Health & LifeStyle
The Morris brothers, identical twins, are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015. The NBA players were indicted by an Arizona grand jury in 2015 on felony aggravated assault charges.
September 18, 2017
The Morris brothers, identical twins, are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015. The NBA players were indicted by an Arizona grand jury in 2015 on felony aggravated assault charges.

Home Loans & Finances
Reverse Mortgages: Stay Home, Make Money
September 16, 2017
What good is a real estate boom if you don't want to sell your house? With a reverse mortgage, seniors can cash out without moving out.

Home Loans & Finances
Money advice from a Shark Tank judge is money advice everyone needs to listen to.
September 16, 2017
Money advice from a Shark Tank judge is money advice everyone needs to listen to. All of the judges blazed their own path to entrepreneurial royalty, and staying lean in the beginning was a strategy all of them most likely executed. 

Home Loans & Finances
Evictions, Foreclosures On Hold in Harvey’s Wake
September 14, 2017
Texans who have lost their homes due to damage from Hurricane Harvey could be eligible for special federal disaster assistance. In addition, Texans with federally backed mortgages who were already at risk of losing their homes for financial reasons before Harvey struck are getting a temporary reprieve from foreclosure.

Health & LifeStyle
Free Online WorkOut Videos - This channel lists hundreds of full-length workouts of every conceivable type
September 11, 2017
It takes guts to make big changes in life, you have to be brave enough to trust yourself that you can handle what those changes will bring. I know for myself that I let fear kept me from changing for a long time. I knew I had to change but I was afraid.

Real Estate & Apartments
Renting and Flooded: The Hurricane Harvey Experience
September 05, 2017
If you are a renter, then you should have renters insurance to cover all of your own items. As for the residence that is the for the land lord to cover as well as repair. That said, according to AllStates "ask the agent" any sort of water damage caused by flood isn't covered by a renters policy. You would need separate flood insurance for that.

Jobs & Careers
Getting a Job with a Criminal History
August 14, 2017
Unfortunately, recently released convicts need to understand that most of society sees them as "damaged goods", so they need to reestablish a work history and prove themselves, that they can still hold down a job, any job, before they can expect to be working back to their full potential, in many cases. This often times involves taking a job far below their abilities or expected pay rate.

Home Loans & Finances
An Overview of a Quit Claim Deed
August 13, 2017
The deed to a property is a legal document that establishes ownership. There are different types of deeds. Here is an overview of a quit claim deed.

Resources & Support
When a Criminal Past Closes Doors - HUD has some answers
August 09, 2017
The Fair Housing Act (or Act) "prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of dwellings and in other housing-related activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.1 HUD’s Office of General Counsel issues this guidance concerning how the Fair Housing Act applies to the use of criminal history by providers or operators of housing and real-estate related transactions.

Real Estate & Apartments
Steps to Getting a Lease with a Criminal Record
August 08, 2017
If you are among those with an arrest on your record, odds are the conviction will appear on your application for a lease. Modern landlords have the ability to electronically search local, state and federal databases, and most background checks reach back at least 10 years.

Health & LifeStyle
Tiger Woods - Avoiding Jail Time with Plea
August 08, 2017
Police discovered Woods early Monday on the side of the road, with his car running, its brake lights illuminated and right turn signal flashing, according to the arrest report released earlier Tuesday. He was by himself and wearing his seat belt.

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