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SCAM ALERT | COVID-19 Mortgage Forbearance Warning

SCAM ALERT | COVID-19 Mortgage Forbearance Warning

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned today that county residents should be extra vigilant about mortgage, forbearance, and loan modification scams as financial predators seek to exploit the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 virus, last month alone, mortgage forbearance requests increased by approximately 2000 […]

Ben Bernanke’s Money

Ben Bernanke’s Money

By Chip Bok, Bokbluster.com   Editor’s note: Chip is one of our new writers- a talented cartoonist as well as political commentator. He was out here in SoCal this week attending an editorial board meeting for Investor’s Business Daily. People like this don’t work for free, so would you help us with our new trial Adopt-a-Reporter […]

Six important tax tips for homeowners

Six important tax tips for homeowners

UPDATE; Please keep in mind that the tips apply to federal income tax returns and not all apply to State of California returns By Jeff Reeves For tax year 2013, the standard deduction is $6,100 for single Americans and $12,200 for those married and filing jointly. That means unless you can claim more than those […]