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Not prudent. Just not prudent. I know the temptation is there. The ads tell you its easy money and why not use some of that equity in the house that is just sitting there ripe for the picking.
7 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media
Unfortunately, something else continues to rise up, too -- the financial stress and the revolving balance credit card debt those Hispanic Americans have racked up. Due to financial pressure to support their families, many Latinos have turned to credit cards to make up for lost income and purchase everyday necessities.
The risk of the Fed raising interest rates may be a bit overstated but is very real. If rates do rise, markets will likely drop.
Men and women with feminine faces may have a harder time getting what they want in face-to-face negotiations, a new study finds . The data comes as American credit card debt hits post-recession highs, with the average household's balance at about $6,802.
WHEN PEOPLE talk about retirement, it's often in the context of how much money they have 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.
Most people will say they are interested in saving money. Money saved from one area can be spent in another area.
The New Year signals the universal practice of resolving to break bad habits. Many people focus on health when making resolutions.
Conrad Goetzinger and Cassandra Rose struggle to pay their bills as $760 is garnished from their paychecks every two weeks by debt collectors. Twice, Goetzinger's bank account has been emptied by collectors after he failed to payoff a loan for a laptop.
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, the following ten images could provide the lyrics for a thousand blues songs.
"Crisis" may seem to be the third word out of every politician's mouth these days, but there is no substitute for describing student loan debt today. As Mark Warner discussed when visiting campus Sept.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:41 am
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