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SC Consumer Info – Housing

Community Resources

Resource Links Rental leases Eviction of renters Rights and duties of tenants Buying and selling real estate Rights and duties of...

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SC Consumer Info – Automobiles

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Resource Links How to deal with automobile dealerships Automobile warranties Extended warranties South Carolina Lemon Laws Automobile...

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How to File a Complaint in SC

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SC consumers can file complaints about any business or charity through either of these two groups: Automobile repossessions SC Department of Consumer...

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SC Better Business Bureaus

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BBB Resource Links How to contact your local SC Better Business Bureau How to file a complaint with a Better Business Bureau Council of Better...

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How to Get Legal Help

Community Resources

LawLine – useful online SC legal info Lawyer Referral Service – provided by SC Bar Attorney fees – important information Choosing a lawyer Free legal services – criminal...

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SC Department of Consumer Affairs

Community Resources

Web site – scroll down for contact info How to file a...

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SC Consumer Info – Travel, Airlines

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Federal Aviation Administration Air Travel Consumer Reports How to complain about airline...

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How to Check Your Credit Report

Community Resources

AnnualCreditReport.com – official site for free online credit reports Free Credit report information Identity Theft National credit reporting companies – reports will not be free –...

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SC Consumer Info – Insurance

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Three types of life insurance How to lower your auto insurance premiums – useful tips SC Department of Insurance Consumer Services – info on auto, health, and...

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Consumer and Credit Information

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Credit Basics More credit definitions – longer, detailed definitions Credit cards and charge accounts Equal Credit Opportunity Act How to cancel door-to-door sales...

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Financial Calculators

Financial Calculators

These financial calculators can help give you some perspective on your finances, and could help you manage your money so you can manage your life....

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Increasing H.O.P.E. Privacy Policy

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Budget Worksheet

Templates & Worksheets

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Weekly Cashflow Worksheet

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Week Spending Log

Templates & Worksheets

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Monthly Income

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Cashflow Calendar

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Bill Calendar

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Insurance Myths

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Mortgage Myths

Videos

How much is required for a down payment on a...

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Forced Place Insurance Policies

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Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Videos

It’s tempting to blow your tax refund on those shoes you’ve been eyeing or a new T.V., but check out this video for some financially...

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Feeling the Holiday Spending Hangover?

Videos

Are you feeling the Holiday Spending Hangover? There is HOPE! Increasing H.O.P.E. is ready to get your New Year started with a jumpstart for your...

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Just Ask Dorothea: Reverse Mortgages Explained!

Videos

This week, I’m addressing a question from one of our viewers about the Reverse Mortgage loan, or HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage). Here’s a few...

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Dorothea’s Savvy Simple Saving Tips

Videos

Do you have a hard time saving money? If you put money aside each month in savings, do you end up spending it anyway? Does...

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Just Ask Dorothea: Why does money burn a hole in my pocket?!

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Why does money burn a hole in my pocket? Why do I have a hard time saving? In this week’s “Just Ask Dorothea,” Dorothea addresses...

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Just Ask Dorothea: What is the difference between term life and whole life insurance?

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In this week’s episode of “Just Ask Dorothea,” Dorothea tackles the question “What is the difference between term life and whole life insurance?” Watch the...

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Just Ask Dorothea: The importance of paying your mortgage.

Videos

A lot of people ask about what should take priority in a month where they may struggle to make all of the necessary payments. Dorothea...

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Just Ask Dorothea: Having Fun on a Budget

Videos

One of the biggest questions I get is “How do I have fun on a budget?” Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have...

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Just Ask Dorothea: How do I begin to save?

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This week’s episode of Just Ask Dorothea: How do I begin to save? Want to know how to make savings a part of your life?...

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