Why Should I Run A Background Check On Myself?

Why Should I Run A Background Check On Myself?

Few things are more nerve-wracking than an unexpected background check. Whether you are interviewing for a new job, signing a lease on an apartment or applying for a volunteer opportunity, waiting on results may cause some stress.

Going to Atlanta for the Super Bowl? Check Out Your Airbnb Host First

Going to Atlanta for the Super Bowl? Check Out Your Airbnb Host First

Congrats, you’ve scored tickets to see Super Bowl LIII! However, if you waited too long to book your trip to Atlanta, you probably couldn’t find an affordable nearby hotel.

How to Find and Delete Your Old Social Media Accounts

How to Find and Delete Your Old Social Media Accounts

Most people, especially those of the generations that grew up with social media, have a digital past they’d rather erase. Think Myspace (your “Top 8” is likely not the same now), Tumblr accounts (including all of the emo song lyrics you reblogged after that high school breakup), or embarrassing old Facebook photos (like the ones from wild college parties).

You May Want to Check Your Background Search Results Before That Next Meeting or Interview

You May Want to Check Your Background Search Results Before That Next Meeting or Interview

It is to be expected that people meeting for the first time will often do some due diligence beforehand, whether the context is dating, business proposals or otherwise.

How to Try and Find Out If Someone Is In Jail or Arrested

How to Try and Find Out If Someone Is In Jail or Arrested

If you’re familiar with Dirty John, you might think it seems far fetched and there’s no way it could happen to you. The popular podcast and newspaper series is based on a true story, and recently it was turned into a Bravo TV series.

Think Someone Is Impersonating You? Here's What You May Want To Do

Think Someone Is Impersonating You? Here's What You May Want To Do

If you’re like most Americans, you’re active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, and more. The information you post on these accounts can reveal a lot about you.

6 Gray Areas of Public Records Law

6 Gray Areas of Public Records Law

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law primarily concerns public records held by federal agencies and does not necessarily create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or state or local governments, though there are comparable state statutes, which nevertheless enable the various states to administer which of their public documents can be seen and which are protected.

How to Say No When Friends or Family Ask for Money

How to Say No When Friends or Family Ask for Money

When your loved ones ask for help, your first instinct is probably to say yes, no matter the situation. No one wants to turn down a family member or friend in need, but constantly sacrificing your resources can become a dangerous cycle.

Why Is Massachusetts Public Records Law So Confusing?

Why Is Massachusetts Public Records Law So Confusing?

Part of the reason we have the Freedom of Information Act and public records law is to create accountability for those who govern us in the United States.

A Reporter's Two-Year Legal Battle Over Public Record Request Ends In Victory

A Reporter's Two-Year Legal Battle Over Public Record Request Ends In Victory

Portland, Oregon-based reporter Beth Slovic never imagined that a simple request for public records would lead to a lengthy legal battle. In November 2016, Slovic, who was working as a freelance journalist, asked Portland Public Schools to provide a list of employees who were currently on paid administrative leave.

How Do I Find A Tiny Home Address?

How Do I Find A Tiny Home Address?

As we discussed in a previous blog, one of the major challenges of living in a tiny home is finding where exactly to live.

When Convictions Disappear: The Process of Expungement

When Convictions Disappear: The Process of Expungement

Have you ever come across this situation? You know someone has been arrested or convicted of a crime, but it’s not appearing on their public record.

When Public Records Go Private

When Public Records Go Private

Public records tend to be fairly clearly defined but there are gray areas, and in many cases what constitutes a public record can vary from state to state.