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2 hrs ago | The Detroit News
With mortgage rates at record lows for the year, you might figure that demand for home loans would be high -- but at this point Americans seem more interested in loading up their credit cards.
7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
Maxine Waters has introduced a bill in the House called the Fair Credit Reporting Improvement Act of 2014. The bill proposes sweeping changes to almost all aspects of the credit reporting and credit scoring environments.
11 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay
Whether you have a small balance or are drowning in credit card debt, budgeting expert Joni Kearn of Freedom Financial has advice on how to manage it. Kearn says if you can afford the minimum payments each month you should focus on four things: afford minimum payments, Kearn says there are places you can turn to for help.
12 hrs ago | Investopedia
Think about what you'd really like to do on your vacation and create a list to narrow your choices - whether it's hitting the beach, going shopping, climbing a mountain or visiting a museum. Consider whether you can do this somewhere nearby, or whether you know anyone who has done your chosen activities before on a similar budget.
16 hrs ago | ProPublica
A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans. A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans.
16 hrs ago | National Public Radio
Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments.
Since you didn't send me the particulars of your situation, Willie, I've have to make them up. I'll try to recreate your scenario the way I see it.
I never believe government manufactured numbers. They will always be adjusted, massaged, and manipulated to achieve a happy ending for the propagandists attempting to control and fleece the sheep.
Across the globe, there are people who may not always differentiate between needs and wants, wanting much more than they can sometimes afford. That desire is influenced by social pressure, consumer addictions and/or personal objectives, ultimately resulting in debt driven societies.
One advantage of a 401k account over an IRA is that you can borrow money from your 401k, but not from your IRA. True enough, but should you? It depends on your circumstances.
A structured settlement is when a person receives payments of cash at specific intervals , such as annuity lottery winnings, litigation settlement, life insurance, government entitlements, medical payments, and workers' compensation. Because personal circumstances can change, a recipient can choose to sell one's structured settlement to factoring companies or brokers, which enables the individual to get some or all of the money upfront.
For all of the talk about how low interest rates are and how long they will stay low, Americans have mostly missed the fact that the interest rate that may be most important to them isn't low at all. BankRate.com this week pegged the average variable credit-card interest rate at 15.66%, the highest level since it started surveying variable rates in 2005.
Have you noticed that no matter how much money you make or promotions you receive that your debt has a tendency to stay the same or even grow? Debt can lead to a tremendous amount of stress and worry. While a comprehensive debt-reduction plan cannot be covered in a single article, the following information can help point you in the right direction to reducing and eliminating your debt.
When people talk about retirement, it's often in the context of how much money they need to save for their senior years. People know or have heard enough that they need to factor into their retirement plan their cash savings, investment account holdings, Social Security and, if fortunate, any pension benefit.
Say that to yourself three times a day until you stop trying to figure out or waste good money searching for an easy fix to boosting your creditworthiness. I say this because I was taking calls from some radio listeners recently and a young woman asked how to increase her credit score, which was in the high 600s - a decent score but not great.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:19 pm
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