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2 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Mortgage demand lags credit card use

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.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

The Newest Credit Reporting Act Doesn't Have A Chance

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maxine Waters, Personal Finance, Home, Mortgage

11 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Financial Fitness: managing your credit card debt

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

12 hrs ago | Investopedia

Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

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.

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Related Topix: Home, Personal Finance, Mortgage

16 hrs ago | ProPublica

Unseen Toll: Wages of Millions Seized to Pay Past Debts

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Springfield, MO, University of Wisconsin Madison

16 hrs ago | National Public Radio

When Consumer Debts Go Unpaid, Paychecks Can Take A Big Hit

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

18 hrs ago | Philly.com

Progressives, help fix the debt

This year, progressives will campaign on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth, and making sure the most vulnerable among us are well cared for. And if we want all these to happen, we also need to campaign on fixing the national debt - not as budget scolds - but as the wing of the party that explains how growing debt is incompatible with the American dream.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Pete the Planner: Don't tap your 401(k) to pay off debtPete the...

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, IRA

SILive.com

Staten Island lawmakers looking to ease financial burden of college students

College students feeling the pressures of mounting debt joined two Staten Island lawmakers Saturday to push for legislation to ease their financial burden. GOP Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and state Sen. Andrew Lanza are introducing two pieces of legislation that would raise the household income cap for the Tuition Assistance Program from $80,000 to $100,000 and restore the TAP program for graduate students.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Personal Finance, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Safehaven

Kohl's and The Rest of The Retailers are in Deep Doo Doo

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.

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Related Topix: Retail, KSS Retail, Kohls, Personal Finance

Hispanic Business

Debt Ditch

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

The Motley Fool

Borrowing Against a 401k: Why You Should or Should Not

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, 401K, IRA, Retirement

Examiner.com

3 things to avoid when selling a structured settlement

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.

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Related Topix: Tax, Personal Finance

KNDO

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The New Year signals the universal practice of resolving to break bad habits. Many people focus on health when making resolutions.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, Home, Mortgage

Fri Sep 12, 2014

MarketWatch

Chuck Jaffe: This is the interest rate you should care about

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Examiner.com

How to get out of debt and be relax

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

The Washington Post

Paying off todaya s debts boosts your retirement tomorrow

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.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Pension, Home, Mortgage, University of Rochester

The Columbian

Singletary; A simple way to improve your credit

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Hispanic Business

Peer-to-peer lenders step into vacuum left by banks

He didn't have the money. Borrowing from friends and family is something he avoids on principle, and going to a bank seemed too burdensome.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Examiner.com

Building blocks for good credit

There are safe methods to build your credit and ensure a high FICO credit score. In addition to the traditional method of building credit, there are several non-traditional methods.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

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