Expert Advice Makes It Easy

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College loans have a time trap. Certain loan programs allow for a fixed period of time to get a degree. If a student’s time in school is accidentally prolonged due to being closed out of a class, it doesn’t matter. Loan programs also have a short grace period of perhaps no more than six months. After that, payments are expected on a routine basis. It is a situation where the overall cost can grow, and a student has very little control over that.

Recent college graduates who are in their first full-time job feel the pressure and the mounting anxiety. Their college loans must be paid, but the same is true for the rent and utilities. Financial wellness is under serious threat, and the person may be looking at possible bankruptcy. Organizations can help fix the problem if they look at the Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services program.

Some of the Special Deals Aren’t That Great

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Black Friday will soon be here, and the Merry mayhem of holiday shopping begins. People love to go out to the stores or go online to buy things at this time of year. The increased sales activity, however, brings with it a challenge. Consumer protection is something people don’t think about until they have to deal with a defective product. A group legal plan which assists in consumer protection activity is providing very worthwhile pre-paid legal services for the holidays.

Product Mistakes Will Happen

Selling defective products is not always intentional. Mistakes happen on the assembly line or in the delivery of goods. Nevertheless, no one needs to deal with a defective product. Some merchants are a little hesitant to reimburse customers. Perhaps it is because the defective product is expensive such as a washing machine or refrigerator. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services appreciates the frustration over defective merchandise in the holiday season. We have been providing group legal plan benefits for organizations since 1987, and consumer protection advice is one of the options we allow. Continue reading

Knowledge Can Save a Buyer Thousands of Dollars

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It is possible that the new tax reforms will change the housing industry. Changes in tax deductions can cause more people to rent, causing the price of housing to drop. It means that the house is no longer a financial investment but a home. It can cause a change in attitude for a lot of people because they may have to hold onto a house longer than they originally thought. Purchase of a house, therefore, becomes a long-term investment.

The house is also the largest investment most people will make in a lifetime. It is more complicated than a retail transaction. There are mountains of paperwork and procedures involved in the purchase. Not everybody understands how to qualify for a loan, but it is a very important part of the financial wellness issue. It also is true that some of the actors in the home investment process are not committed to helping people. We provide education to help homebuyer be a smart shopper. Continue reading

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Folks love it when things are easy. Convenience is desirable, and people take advantage of it whenever possible. Expediency is the reason why people use credit cards so often. No one has to worry about carrying large amounts of cash, and all it takes is a swipe of a card to get a purchase transacted. Credit cards, however, are dangerous to financial wellness. They can cause some serious problems.

Plastic Can Be Overused

Retailers will not openly admit it but they appreciate the use of credit cards because of potential over purchasing. It is a well-known fact that customers will buy more if they use the plastic. It does not take long before a cardholder has a large balance on the credit card. The balance carries with it an interest charge that is in double digits. The interest charge means that the balance can quietly grow to larger and larger figures. Continue reading

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Law in the United States is rich in its diversity. There are various kinds of legal specialties such as marine law, domestic and juvenile, Internet law, and various types of property law where an attorney can specialize. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers one of the best group legal plan benefits in the country. However, we admit that our attorneys do not know every single type of law. Sometimes, a pre-paid legal services plan member needs special service.

Countrywide has a nationwide network of attorneys ready to assist plan members. If there is a need for specific legal advice, Countrywide will make a referral to the right attorney. This is where many group legal plans stop, but we will go a little bit further for our members. Continue reading

Someone Can Make the Needed Decisions

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Adults enjoy independence. Everyone wants to be in control their destiny and manage their personal life. No one wants to be under the control or guidance of another person. Unfortunately, matters happen beyond an individual’s control. There are occasions where a person is not in charge, and someone else must give the orders. A group legal plan with the ability to draft medical powers of attorney to assist in critical medical emergencies is a good one.

A medical emergency or an accident can render a person unconscious. Here she is in a senseless state where personal wishes cannot be determined. A concern is that no one knows what type of service the victim wants. Whether the person wants the life-support systems turned off is not known. Consequently, that machinery continues to work keeping a comatose patient alive even though there are no responses. Continue reading

People should know about the value of their holdings

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Assets are going to change in a working career. It is not just collectibles but financial matters such as insurance, stock investments, annuities, and other important things that pertain to financial wellness. It happens too often that these gather dust. A person might not remember having an E*TRADE account or a small life insurance policy that is paid up. These are all important things to know to have a healthy financial wellness position.

Knowledge is important, and awareness is critical. Anyone who is drafting a will must realize the lawyer will require an idea of what the assets are. Lending institutions will determine if a loan will be authorized based on the assets of the individual. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services knows that many people are not fully aware of what their full value happens to be. We have an asset inventory management program to allow people to know what it is they own. Continue reading

A Financial Emergency Can Be Managed

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Personal finances stymie some people. They might make good money, but their expenses have gotten out of hand. This happens if a person has quite a few credit cards and perhaps a student loan or medical deductible expenses as well. The result can be a mountain of debt that looms over the financial wellness of that person.

It is not unusual for a few to simply ignore the debt. This is especially true with those who have student loan debt. They will either ignore making payments or just pay the minimum. It doesn’t help them one bit. Many debts have interest payments on top of them, and it just prolongs the pain process. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services wants to help people get out of the trap. It is why we have a financial wellness program to provide service. Continue reading

The Right Words Matter a Great Deal

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We are surrounded by technology. There are mobile apps, Internet websites, and social media intended to connect us to other people and the services we need. That’s nice, but it doesn’t always work. There are some needs, such as pre-paid legal services, that need a little bit more than the tap of a mouse pad to connect. A group legal plan is judged by the quality of the services provided.

Human Contact is Essential

People need answers that are more developed then a recording or script on a website. The legal dilemmas folks encounter may require separate answers for individual concerns. It is something that is not easily done with technology. People matter when it comes to pre-paid legal services. Arranging a meeting with a lawyer is not always done by other group legal plans. Countrywide not only makes meetings easy but encourages such conferences. Our nationwide network of attorneys allows for a plan member to easily get in contact with a lawyer. The consultation can be arranged, and a face-to-face discussion allowed. Continue reading

Financial Wellness Plans Can Help

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Adjusting to the real world can be a struggle for Millennials. These people are extremely bright and tightly savvy, but finances could be bewildering. In addition to college loan debts, which are substantial, there are credit card difficulties which arise. Millennials sometimes get very frustrated with having to balance the figures. Their financial wellness sometimes gets in trouble.

A List of Worries

Coping with debt the size of a mortgage is hard for anyone. Millennials face this challenge six months after they graduate from college when the grace period is over. Their first paycheck seems to be snatched away by creditors, and they don’t have money for necessities. The trouble is an inability to budget. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is sympathetic to their needs. We have a financial wellness program to help these young people get a grip on their personal ledger sheets. Continue reading