While much of the rest of the country is enjoying a decrease in the rate of home foreclosures, Maryland is experiencing the opposite. This has prompted civic leaders and homeowners across Maryland to request the General Assembly to pass emergency legislation that will temporarily freeze all foreclosures for at least six months.
An emergency Senate bill that would place a moratorium on all home foreclosures in Maryland got its first hearing last week. For over two hours, the State Senate Judiciary Proceedings Committee on Wednesday heard testimony from witnesses on SB0755.
Do you want to save more money, but haven’t gotten around to it? Having emergency savings can reduce the stress of dealing with life’s hiccups, whether it’s an auto repair or loss of income, or to help avoid going into debt.
April has been designated as National Financial Education month and there are lots of opportunities for Marylanders to attend events or workshops to learn new tips on managing money. The Commission on Financial Education and Capability, of which MD CASH Campaign is a member, has compiled a calendar of financial education events, which can be found on www.mdcash.org.
Would you like professional help to create and maintain a budget? The nonprofit Maryland CASH Campaign is bringing MyBudgetCoach™, a new online financial coaching program, to Maryland as part of a national evaluation study through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
On Thursday, April 17, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) visited the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) National Laboratory Center in Beltsville, Md. to tour the facility and see firsthand the quality of work.