In what has become a process spanning nearly all of 2017, last week I finally became licensed to practice in the State of Michigan. Returning to Michigan has been a long, winding road, but I am grateful to be able to extend my practice and help consumers in my home State. I hope to open an office in Detroit, but I will serve clients throughout Michigan. More announcements will follow as Spartan Law makes its way into the Metro Detroit community. It is good to be home!
Our credit reports tell a story - paying attention to them allows us to help shape that story. High credit scores can help keep your interest rates lower when buying a home or car. But there are other reasons, potentially unknown to many, for keeping track of your credit score.
Financial ignorance is not bliss. Lucky for you, keeping track of your credit has never been easier. Credit score apps are helping smartphone users take key financial information with them on the go. For example, CreditWise from Capital One is a free credit score monitoring tool for everyone, not just customers, with some believing just using such an app could raise your score by 20 or more points. Other major financial institutions such as Bank of America, Discover and Chase have also begun offering credit monitoring tools or services to help their customers.
Keeping these and other reasons in mind will help you stay on top of your credit report and score. That will help you in more ways than one, and could potentially have great benefits when it comes to big life decisions.
March 5, 2017 is the first official day with Clark Ovruchesky acting as "Of Counsel" for Spartan Law. Mr. Ovruchesky has his own practice in San Diego, California, where he practices consumer protection in the same manner as Spartan Law.
After meeting in law school and discovering we have similar interests, Clark and I quickly struck up a friendship. Over the past five years we have worked towards becoming independent attorneys. Our goal has always been to work together, and this relationship allows that to happen. Spartan Law is happy to welcome Clark as "Of Counsel." To find out more about Clark's San Diego practice, go here or here.
A new scam is on the rise throughout the United States. Reports of the scam calls in at least Virginia, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania have police investigating this clever new scam. As KTLA in Los Angeles, California reports, police have this to say:
“Anytime you become victim to a crime, you just feel violated,” said Officer Jo Ann Hughes with the Norfolk Police Department.
Police say to avoid this scam, follow this advice.