Terms of Use

your use of this website and your transactions conducted with the company in connection with this website are subject to the following terms and conditions, also referred to as "terms of use". clicking onto web pages beyond the website's homepage constitutes your acceptance of and agreement with the terms of use and whether or not you complete your transaction on the website or through other channels, such as by phone, by e-mail, facsimile or otherwise. if you do not agree to the terms of use, you may not use this website.

website ownership and trademarks

This website is owned and operated by MoneyGeek.com, which is referred to below as "we" or "us" or "Company" or "our." The MoneyGeek logo, "Smarter financial decisions" tagline, and MoneyGeek.com name are owned by MoneyGeek.com.

permitted use

You agree that:

  1. your use of this website is subject to and governed by these Terms of Use,

  2. you will only access or use this website if you are at least 18 years old,

  3. you will comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use as they appear on this website each time you access and use this website,

  4. each use of this website by you indicates and confirms your assent to and agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use, and

  5. these Terms of Use are a legally binding agreement between you and MoneyGeek.com that will be enforceable against you.

You agree that you will not use or attempt to use this website for any purpose other than obtaining information about finance-related topics. You may not use or attempt to use this website or any part of this site for any purpose:

  1. that interferes with or induces a breach of the contractual relationships between MoneyGeek.com and its employees,

  2. that is any way unlawful or prohibited, or that is harmful or destructive to anyone or their property,

  3. that transmits any advertisements, solicitations, schemes, spam, flooding, or other unsolicited Email, unsolicited commercial communications,

  4. that transmits any harmful or disabling computer codes or viruses,

  5. that harvests Email addresses from this site,

  6. that transmits unsolicited Email to this site or to anyone whose Email address included the domain name under on this website,

  7. that interferes with our network services;

  8. that attempts to gain unauthorized access to our network services,

  9. that suggests an express or implied affiliation or relationship with MoneyGeek.com;

  10. that impairs or limits our ability to operate this website or any other person's ability to access, and/or

  11. that uses any methods, means or devices to click on to this website or cause a visit to this website for the purpose of manipulating the results of any Internet search engine, or for any other purpose other than obtaining information about mortgage and finance-related topics;

  12. that unlawfully impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity;

  13. that harms minors in any way, including, but not limited to, transmitting or uploading content that violates child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws and laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct;

  14. that transmits or uploads pornographic, violent, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory, hateful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable content or images;

  15. that harms, threatens, harasses, abuses or intimidates another person in any way or involves images or content that depicts, promotes, encourages, indicates, advocates or tends to incite the commission of a crime or other unlawful activities;

  16. that dilutes or depreciates the name and reputation of MoneyGeek.com or any of its affiliates;

  17. that transmits or uploads any content or images that infringes any third party's intellectual property rights or infringes any third party's right of privacy; or

  18. that unlawfully transmits or uploads any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information.

access to this website

MoneyGeek.com reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, to deny your access to and use of this website.

use of this website

You agree and acknowledge that you have the sole responsibility and liability for your use of this website and for providing, obtaining and for maintaining, all of the hardware, software, electrical power, telecommunications, Internet services, and other products or services necessary or desirable for you to access and use this website.

Advertising. MoneyGeek.com may allow third parties to advertise other products or services on the website. MoneyGeek.com does not endorse or recommend any such products.

intellectual property rights

The following marks appearing on this website, including, but not limited to: MoneyGeek.com, MoneyGeek, and Money Geek, and the respective logos, emblems, slogans and designs are trademarks and/or service marks of the company.

All other marks used on this website are the property of their respective owners.

Web Page Content:You acknowledge and agree that:

  • all content, Web pages, source code, calculations, products, materials, data, information, text, screens, functionality, services, design, layout, screen interfaces, "look and feel", and the operation of this website (collectively "Web Page Content") are protected by various intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, and service marks; and

  • all rights associated with the Web Page Content are owned by MoneyGeek.com, its licensors, or content providers.

Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or viewing any Web Page Content. You further acknowledge and agree that you will not in any way copy, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from, perform, upload, post, distribute, transfer, transmit, modify, adapt, reverse engineer, frame in any Web page, or alter the appearance of any Web Page Content.

  • in or as any meta-tag or hidden text;

  • in or as part of any contextual marketing directory, index, or triggering term;

  • as content or advertising related to any other website including, but not limited to, comparative/informational websites; and/or

  • as a variable or data element in any algorithm that causes another Internet browser to appear on, over, or at the same time as the Company's website or controls the content of any other Internet browser window.

Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that all submissions to MoneyGeek.com containing any comments, improvements, suggestions, and ideas regarding this website will become and remain our exclusive property, including any future rights associated with such submissions, even if the provisions of these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated. This means that you forever disclaim any proprietary rights in such submissions, and you acknowledge MoneyGeek.com's unrestricted right to use, publish, and commercially exploit, identical, similar, or derivative ideas originating from your submission, in any medium, now and in the future, without notice, compensation or other obligation to you or any other person.


Not Responsible For Links to Other websites. For your convenience, this website may provide links to other websites on the World Wide Web. Unless expressly stated otherwise on this website, MoneyGeek.com does not endorse, approve, sponsor or control, and we are not in any way responsible for, any of the content, services, calculations, information, products or materials available at or through any websites to which this website may provide a link. By using this website you acknowledge and agree that MoneyGeek.com will not be responsible or liable to you or any other person for any damages or claims that might result from your use of such content, services, calculation, information, products or materials.

revisions and modifications

You agree and acknowledge that we may revise or change these Terms of Use at any time, without notice to you, and you agree that you will be bound by the provisions of these Terms of Use as they appear on this website at the time you access this website. Because these Terms of Use may change, we encourage you to refer back often to these Terms of Use. In addition, you agree and acknowledge that all other content, services, products and materials on or available through this website are subject to updating and revision without notice to you. You further acknowledge and agree that individual modifications to the Terms of Use may not be altered by contract, unless expressly permitted in writing by an authorized representative of MoneyGeek.com.


You understand and acknowledge that MoneyGeek.com controls and operates this website from within the United States of America. This website provides information regarding services and products that are made available in the United States only. We make no representation that the services or products about which information may be provided on this website will be available (a) anywhere outside of the United States or (b) in every state within the United States. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local laws applicable to your access to and use of this website.

user IDs and passwords

Certain areas or features of this website may be restricted to users who have obtained a user identification and password by completing a registration process described on this website. Please be sure to protect and maintain the confidentiality of any user identification, password or other identifying information you may obtain in connection with your use of this website. You agree to notify MoneyGeek.com immediately if you believe your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. You also acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all damages or claims that may arise from any access to or use of this website by any person to whom you have provided your user identification, password or other identifying information, or by any person who has obtained such information from you, including, but not limited to, any access to or use of this website that may occur after you have notified us that your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised.

privacy and security

For information on how COMPANY uses and protects the personal information that you may provide through this website, please visit SECURITY/ PRIVACY POLICY


If you make any unauthorized use of this website or violate the Terms of Use: (a) you may be in violation of copyright and other laws of the United States, as well as applicable state laws, and may be subject to penalties, and (b) you may be responsible for damages caused to the Company. You agree to indemnify COMPANY and its affiliates, vendors and licensors, and all of the employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of COMPANY and its affiliates, vendors and licensors, against, and to hold all of them harmless from, all costs, claims, damages, expenses or other losses, including attorney's fees and court costs, that arise from or are related to your use of this website and/or your breach/violation of or failure to comply with the Terms of Use.


the web page content on or available through this website are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, company disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. company makes no representation or warranty regarding the web page content or its use thereof. the web page content on or available through this website could include inaccuracies or typographical errors and could become inaccurate because of developments occurring after their respective dates of preparation or publication. company has no obligation to maintain the currency or accuracy of any web page content on or available through this website.

you acknowledge and agree that company is not, and shall not be, responsible for the results of any defects that may exist in this website or its operation. as to the operation of this website, company expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. company makes no representation or warranty that (a) the operation of this website will meet your or any other user's requirements; (b) access to the website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or free of errors, viruses or other harmful components; or (c) any defects in this website will be corrected. you agree that you, and not company, will bear the entire cost of all servicing, repair, correction or restoration that may be necessary for your data, software programs or computer equipment because of any viruses, errors or other problems you may have as a result of using or visiting this website.

limitation of liability

you agree that under no circumstances will MoneyGeek.com be liable to you or any other person or entity for any damages or injury, including any direct, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or any damages or injury caused by error, inaccuracy, omission, interruption, defect, failure of performance, delay in operation or transmission, telecommunications failure or computer virus or other problem, that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, this website or the web page content on or available through this website, whether in an action alleging breach of contract, negligence or any other cause of action, or arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any web page content on or available through this website. you agree that MoneyGeek.com shall not be liable even if we or our authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

applicable law may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. accordingly, some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. however, in no event shall MoneyGeek.com's total liability to you for damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, in accessing or using this website of web page content thereon.

communications with company

Your communications with us via the website, chat Email, and telephone may be recorded or monitored and by using such communications methods you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.

application of additional terms

You acknowledge that certain features of this website, as well other products and services of MoneyGeek.com, including those that may be available through this website, may be subject to terms, conditions and disclaimers in addition to these Terms of Use, and you agree that your use of such products and services will be subject to such additional terms, conditions and disclaimers.

governing law

You agree that these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the use of this website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Wayne County, Michigan, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.


You agree that if any provision of these Terms of Use shall be found to be unlawful or void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the other provisions of these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of such other provisions.

copyright infringement

MoneyGeek.com is committed to protecting copyrights and expects you to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on the MoneyGeek.com website infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. You must provide the following information to COMPANY'S DMCA Agent.

  • A physical or electronic signature that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on www.moneygeek.com are intended to be covered by a single notification, a complete list of such works and details or descriptions as to their locations within the Website;

  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please provide this information to MoneyGeek.com's DMCA Agent, who can be reached as follows:

By E-Mail: [email protected]

Due to IT concerns, attachments cannot be accepted on notices sent via e-mail. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.

your california privacy rights

California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding their disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to [email protected]