Severe Winter Storms: How to Prepare, Stay Safe, and File a Claim


A Major Disaster Declaration was approved by President Biden on February 20, 2021 for the entire state of Texas due to a severe winter storm that crippled the state’s energy […]

What’s In the New $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill for You?


Much of the American Rescue Plan promised by Joe Biden following his Presidential victory in 2020 was delivered on March 11, 2021, when the President signed H.R. 1319, the American […]

5 Ways Tutoring Can Help Stave Off COVID Learning Loss


The COVID-19 pandemic has sent many children from welcoming classrooms to unfamiliar virtual learning environments. While teachers worked through this transition to keep up with  student needs, many students have […]

Can We Get a Marriage License Online During the Pandemic?


Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, a celebration of two people coming together as one. However, while the planning process can […]

What Happens When Your Landlord Declares Bankruptcy?


Even if you dutifully pay your rent each month, it’s still possible that your landlord could be having financial difficulties of their own that lead them into bankruptcy. While it […]

Filing an Insurance Claim After a Disaster


Insurance is something you buy but hope you’ll never have to use. So unless you’ve gone through it before–and we hope you haven’t–you might not be fully aware of how […]

What Are the Most Common Home Remodeling Disputes?


Disputes during construction and remodeling projects are common, from general breaches of contract to disputes over boundary lines and the quality of the work performed. Most home remodeling disputes can […]

Disaster Relief: 7 Tips for Making a FEMA Claim


[Update: FEMA Federal Disaster Assistance is now available for survivors of the recent severe Texas winter storm. FEMA’s press release contains information about what to do before applying for assistance, […]

Use a Credit Freeze to Stop Identity Thieves in Their Tracks


COVID-19 has led to a marked increase in online transactions, triggering a huge spike in cases of identity theft. There are many steps you can take to reduce the odds […]

How Will COVID-19 Stimulus Checks Impact Your Taxes?


Americans should have received two rounds of stimulus payments in 2020 if they met certain income restrictions. The first round included a payment of up to $1,200 per adult plus […]

Will Collecting Unemployment During the Pandemic Impact My Taxes?


Many Americans found themselves facing unemployment or a significant reduction in work hours in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment benefits, including the increased benefits provided by […]

What You Need to Know About Identity Theft During Tax Season


Unfortunately, identity theft can occur at any time, causing all sorts of problems for its victims. Identity theft can be particularly frustrating when it occurs during tax season – especially […]