Should You Choose A 15-Year Or A 30-Year Mortgage?

According to the National Association of Realtors, an estimated 5.51 million homes were sold in 2017. If you're considering purchasing a home, chances are you're not sure which mortgage is right for you. Most home buyers choose either a 15-year or a 30-year mortgage. If you're also choosing between the two, here are a few questions you should ask yourself before making a final decision. How Much House Can You Afford? [Read More]

What Happens If The Friend You Bailed Out Skips Town?

When you bail someone out of jail, you are basically putting money forward to ensure that they will show up for their court date. In a way, you're taking responsibility for their actions and guaranteeing that they won't skip town before their case is heard. If the person you bailed out skips town, you don't get your bail money back . . . but what else happens? Here's a closer look at what you can expect if the person you bailed out skips town. [Read More]

The Unique, "Pay-To-Leave" System Of Immigration Bail Bonds

Immigration bail bonds? What about this sounds odd? Well, to people who live in the U.S., probably everything sounds odd about it. After all, most people who have a passport from another country are allowed to travel here and stay for a bit. Why, then, would someone need a bail bond for immigration purposes? These are special bail bonds with strange attachments to them.  ‚ÄčThe "Pay-to-Leave" System Most immigrants enter this country legally. [Read More]

4 Mistakes To Make When Taking Out A Bail Bond

Hopefully, you will never be in a situation where you need to get bailed out of jail or bail a loved one out. If you are, however, then having the help of a bail bondsman can allow you to get the money you need to post bail, regardless of the amount. Before you take out a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, however, there are a few common mistakes you'll want to be careful to avoid. [Read More]