Corinthian’s Failure Is the Government’s Failure, Too

Students

Corinthian’s Failure Is the Government’s Failure, Too

Corinthian’s Failure Is the Government’s Failure, Too

No doubt you’ve heard the news: Corinthian Colleges has flipped the switch, leaving its 16,000 current students in the dark. The for-profit “career college,” headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., had been the subject of student and staff complaints, investigations by numerous state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Securities and Exchange Commission…. Read More

10 States With the Highest Bankruptcy Rates

Managing Debt

10 States With the Highest Bankruptcy Rates

10 States With the Highest Bankruptcy Rates

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans file for bankruptcy. Even though it damages the consumer’s credit for years and many people would do almost anything to avoid bankruptcy, it’s sometimes the best and fastest way for a debtor to recover from financial hardship. It’s not a decision to make lightly, but it’s also an… Read More

Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Identity Theft

Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Las Vegas casinos are renowned for their stringent physical security. Security cameras and bouncers don’t necessarily discourage cyberattacks, however, and a major Vegas property disclosed this weekend that hackers had spent the past seven months stealing credit card data from its systems. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas sent letters to an undisclosed… Read More

4 Reward Credit Cards That Were Too Good to Last

Credit Cards

4 Reward Credit Cards That Were Too Good to Last

4 Reward Credit Cards That Were Too Good to Last

Once of the biggest allures in life is scarcity, as we all want what we can’t get. In the extremely competitive world of credit cards, there have been banks that have gone a bit too far, and offered products with rewards that were so generous as to be unsustainable. In other cases, there have been some… Read More

What Was the First Social Security Number?

Identity Theft

What Was the First Social Security Number?

What Was the First Social Security Number?

On Dec. 1, 1936, newspapers across the United States ran stories about John David Sweeney, Jr., the first person to receive a Social Security number. Ironically, Sweeney died before he received any Social Security benefits, according to the Social Security Administration‘s history website. Sweeney was the face and name the media got to put on… Read More

7 Tips for Moving Back Home

Personal Finance

7 Tips for Moving Back Home

7 Tips for Moving Back Home

With crippling student loan payments and a bleak (yet improving!) job market, the boomerang effect is stronger than ever. In fact, a Pew Research Center study reveals that 36% of young adults between age 18 and 31 in the United States moved back home to live with their parents in 2012. That’s the highest percentage… Read More

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