Navigating the criminal justice system can often be confusing and frightening. Interactions with it rarely come at the best of times, which makes it all the more difficult to understand and work with its complexities. If you or a loved one have been arrested, it is likely that all you want to do is return some sense of normalcy to your life as you consider your options and work on your legal defense.
21 December 2018
If you're in a tricky spot, it's natural to want to get out of it as quickly as possible. Nobody wants to spend time in jail while waiting for a court date as it can take a long time. When it comes to making bail, there are options. It's possible to pay the bail in cash as well as look at the possibility of bail bonds. But which is best? If you have the cash, should you just pay right away?
28 November 2018
Bail bondsmen offer valuable services for those who are hoping to get bailed out of jail but who might not be able to afford the full amount of their bail bond. However, if you're having trouble paying the entire bail bondsman fee, you might be able to negotiate a lower fee with the bondsman. These are a few signs that you might be able to negotiate. 1. Your Charges Aren't Very Serious
27 October 2018
If you are looking into refinancing your home, you're likely overwhelmed with all the options you have to get it done. If you currently have an FHA loan, one unique option that you have is FHA streamline refinancing. As the name implies, the goals is to have your home refinancing done as quickly as possible by streamlining the entire process, which isn't always possible with other types of loans. Here are some common questions about this type of home refinancing.
26 September 2018
In this day and age, everyone needs to have at least one checking account. A checking account makes it easy to spend the money that you have in your account, but the right checking account can also help you save money. Yes, that is right; there are several different ways that your checking account can help you boost your balance instead of depleting it. The good thing is, taking advantage of the right checking account to help save money isn't super difficult.
4 September 2018
If you were recently asked to help somebody out in jail by getting a bail bond, you might be wondering what your personal risks will be. Be aware of how you will be the one responsible for the person's behavior once they are released from jail, including paying the consequences of the bail bond being lost to the court. Here are some reasons that this could happen to you. The Person Doesn't Appear In Court
31 July 2018
If you recently purchased a home that needs a lot of work and now you want to complete some remodeling projects to make the house nicer, you may need to get a loan to do the work. Remodeling a house can be costly, and most people do not have a lot of cash sitting around for projects like this. If you do not have a lot of equity in the house right now, you might think you would not qualify for a loan, but that may not be the case.
21 June 2018
Buying that very first home is a major process, and it's one that many potential buyers find overwhelming. Not only do you have to deal with actually finding the house that you want, but you also have to figure out how you're going to pay for it. Filling out mortgage applications and choosing your mortgage lender can be difficult when you don't fully understand the process. Mortgage brokers can do a lot of the work for you.
30 April 2018
Whether you have an emergency expense, lost your job, or simply spent too much, racking up credit card debt is something that many people do at some point in their lives. In fact, the average credit card debt balance is $15,654 for an American household. Getting into credit card debt is easy, getting out can be difficult. Many find that by the time they get out of debt, they have paid thousands of dollars in interest.
19 March 2018
The terms of a home mortgage loan are the most important part of the contract. If things like the length of the loan, the annual percentage rate (APR) and fees are through the roof, it just doesn't make sense to go through with it. However, if you're hasty to get approved for a loan, you might find yourself settling for the short end of the stick. Don't wait until you're at the signing table to realize that you're about to be given a bad deal.
7 December 2017