Tag Archives: Good

‘Is this a good deal, or should I run for the hills?’ My boyfriend of five years wants me to give him a $165,000 loan using his house as collateral

Dear Quentin, I would like your advice on giving a hard-money loan to the man I’ve been dating for five years. He pressed me on this issue three years ago. I didn’t do the loan then, and it was a serious issue between us. The term of the loan that he secured with a third… Read More »

Good News on the Cyber Front

Yesterday brought two important pieces of good news on cybersecurity. First is the hire of a White House cybersecurity czar, Chris Inglis. The Washington Post has this to say about his position: Inglis has rejected the idea that his office should be fully in charge of cybersecurity—a responsibility that’s mostly split among his office, U.S.… Read More »

‘We live 5 minutes from our in-laws who have a larger home’: Is it a good idea to swap houses? Will I end up with a surprise tax bill?

I am a California resident. My husband and I own a 1,800-square-foot home that we bought in 2019 for $1.5 million. We have between 40% and 50% equity in the property due to a large down payment. We live five minutes from our in-laws who have a larger home (around 2,250 square feet) that they… Read More »

With personal loan interest rates at record lows, here’s how to get a good rate

Personal loans can be used to pay for anything from unexpected expenses to wedding expenses, with funding as fast as the next business day.  (iStock) Personal loans offer fast, lump-sum funding that you repay in fixed monthly installments over a set period of time. If you’re considering borrowing a personal loan to pay off high-interest… Read More »

Justice Department softens enforcement of hacking law in ‘good faith’ cases

The U.S. government is altering how vigorously it enforces a central cybercrime law that security researchers, civil liberty advocates and others have long-argued is overly broad. Under the change to enforcement of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) — announced Thursday and first reported by Bloomberg — the Department of Justice will amend… Read More »