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Understanding Your Credit Score

A credit score is an assessment of your creditworthiness.

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Resources for Caregivers

When we provide care to our loved ones, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. This page contains a number of links to resources for caregivers.

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Equifax Breach: Was your personal information impacted?

On September 7, 2017, news broke that a data breach occurred at Equifax. The stolen information was names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers.

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12 Tips to Simplify Your Finances

With each passing day, the demands on our time and financial resources increase causing us to do more in less time or spend more money on fewer items.

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Predatory Lending & Alternative Financial Services

Predatory lending is an action that targets consumers who are in a vulnerable financial situation in which money is needed quickly to take care of a financial emergency.

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Universal Design in New Construction

We should strive for universal design in new construction. Universal design does not increase the cost of home construction in a meaningful way.

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Strategies to Avoid Identity Theft

We are all concerned about identity theft. Fortunately we can reduce our risk of becoming a victim. Here are some tips.

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Retrofitting for Lifelong Independence

Retrofitting in housing is the practice of adding features in the design of the home that were not included during the initial construction. It is necessary because much of our existing housing stock is missing universal and accessible design.

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Universal Design for Lifelong Independence

At its core, universal design seeks to create products and environments that can be used comfortably by all people with minimal adaptation or specialization.

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Laundry Room Design for Independence

The laundry room is arguably one of the most difficult rooms to modify for accessibility, particularly if stairs are required to access the space.